OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Mexico

OUS: Mexico, Querétaro

Program Administrator: 
OUS (Oregon University System)
Country: 
Mexico
Host Institution: 

The Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro (or UAQ), a large public university, hosts the OUS intensive Spanish language programs. The UAQ is located on the historic Cerro de las Campanas on the western side of the city. The campus offers computer labs, libraries and many student cafeterias. The summer intensive programs are held on this and other university campuses in the city.

Location: 

Querétaro, founded in 1531, is a vibrant and welcoming city with an extensive mixture of colonial and modern architecture. Located three hours NW of Mexico City, Querétaro is a UNESCO World Heritage site whose historic downtown (or centro) is notable for its colorful landscaped plazas, pedestrian walkways and beautifully restored colonial buildings. Close to the centro is Mexico’s tallest and longest aqueduct built in the early 1700s to bring drinking water into the city. Six major universities, modern international manufacturing plants, numerous museums and art galleries and many shopping centers also add to the special feel of life in Querétaro. Mexicans and foreigners alike often call the city of just over one million inhabitants “muy mexicana” – and students quickly come to appreciate this cultural authenticity as they explore the city and the countryside beyond.

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Duration: 
Fall term
Spring term
Summer
Language: 
Spanish
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Host Family
Requirement: 

An overall GPA of 2.75 or above
At least a 'B' average in their Spanish courses
Attend mandatory orientation meetings during the term prior to departure

For additional information, visit the program page.

Program Contact: 
Program Details: 

Visit the OUS Mexico program page.

Program Costs: 

Visit the program page or contact the Program Coordinator for more information.

Academic emphasis: 
Spanish

OUS: Mexico, UDLA, Puebla

Program Administrator: 
OUS (Oregon University System)
Country: 
Mexico
Host Institution: 

Universidad de las Americas - Puebla sits on the former hacienda of Santa Catarina Martir. Since the University located in Cholula, the campus has grown into a beautifully developed environment supporting the educational, social and personal development of students. The campus supports four major schools and a number of research institutes and offers a number of special courses for international students.

Location: 

Cholula, site of the Universidad de las Américas, is seven miles from the city of Puebla. One of the most important cities of Mesoamerica, Cholula was a site devoted to the religion of Quetzalcoatl. The Great Pyramid, upon which the Spaniards built a church to display their dominance in the 16th century, has now been excavated and is a remarkable testament to the high level of civilizations that preceded the Spanish conquest.

Nearby Puebla, established in 1531, has a population of approximately 1.5 million and sits at 7,000 feet elevation. Sixty miles southeast of Mexico City, Puebla is host to a rich local culture, stunning colonial architecture, and views of some of Mexico’s highest peaks and volcanoes that display their snow-capped peaks year around.

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Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Academic year
Language: 
Spanish
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with Host-Country Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Host Family
Apartment
Requirement: 

At least a 3.00 cumulative GPA and sophomore standing
Three years or more of university level Spanish, or the equivalent

Program Contact: 
Program Details: 

Visit the OUS website

Program Costs: 

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Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Art
Biology
Chemical Eng.
Civil Eng.
Computer Sci.
Ecological Eng.
Economics
Education
Elec. & Comp. Eng.
Environ. Eng.
Housing Studies
Industrial Eng.
Manufacturing Eng.
Mechanical Eng.
Philosophy
Political Science
Spanish

OUS: Mexico (ITESM), Querétaro, Querétaro

Country: 
Mexico
Host Institution: 

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) campus in Querétaro: The ITESM comprises Mexico’s largest and most diversified private university system, with over 96,000 students on 33 different campuses. Students on the OUS program may study at one of four campuses in the ITESM system: the main campus in Monterrey; the Guadalajara campus; the Queretaro campus; or the Cuernavaca campus either for a semester or an academic year. Each campus offers Spanish language coursework from basic to advanced levels, a variety of courses designed for foreigners, and regular university courses in a wide range of disciplines for those with sufficient Spanish language proficiency.

Campus Querétaro, located in one of Mexico’s most beautiful colonial cities, has a student enrollment of approximately 5,000 students. With Spanish language and culture courses as a basis of the international student curriculum, courses in business, engineering, communications, international relations and food science are also available.

Location: 

Querétaro was a former capital of Mexico in the mid-19th century. A major landmark is the aqueduct built between 1726 and 1738 to carry water to the city. Querétaro’s beautiful downtown core of well-preserved colonial architecture has earned it the designation as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites as well as Mexico’s “cleanest city.” With strong economic growth in the state and a rich history, Querétaro offers an ideal environment for students.

 

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Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Academic year
Summer
Language: 
Spanish
Class Format: 
Classes with US and Host-Country Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Host Family
Apartment
Requirement: 

At least a 2.75 cumulative GPA and sophomore standing
Two years of college level Spanish, or the equivalent

Program Contact: 
Program Details: 

Visit the OUS website

Program Costs: 

Visit the OUS website

Academic emphasis: 
Economics
Political Science
Psychology
Spanish