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  • Locations: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UMass Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring, Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2020 12/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/03/2020 01/24/2020
Summer 2020 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
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Who can apply: UMass Boston Students Language of Instruction: Spanish
Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior Housing Options: Apartment (shared), Guest House, Homestay, Student responsibility
Areas of Study: Accounting/Finance, Architecture, Art History, Art/Fine Arts, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Communications, Computer Science/Computer Engineering, Creative Writing, Culture, Economics, Engineering, Environmental/Sustainability Studies, Film Studies, History, Humanities, International Business, Latin American Studies, Law, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Management Information Systems, Management/Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Math/Statistics, Music, Nutrition, Other Language & Literature, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science/International Relations, Psychology, Social Work Program Category: Study abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Program Type: Exchange
Semester Program Cost Level: $ Winter/Summer Program Cost Level: $
Budget Friendly: Yes
Program Description:
UNAM

Mexico City, Mexico - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

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The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) was founded on September 21, 1551 with the name of the Royal and Pontifical University of Mexico. It is the largest and most important university in Mexico and Latin America. Its main purpose is to serve the country and humanity, train professionals useful to society, organize and conduct research, mainly about national conditions and problems, and extend as broadly as possible, the benefits of culture. There are over 350,000 students at UNAM. 

Watch this video about studying at UNAM:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c1&v=u7PNFr-9F6w

Winter Program at UNAM San Miguel de Allende:

Program Dates: January 3- January 24, 2020

Join other UMass Boston students this winter for this 3-week Mexican Culture and Spanish Language Program at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in San Miguel de Allende! The program features the course "El Corazón de México: Cultural traditions, history, and Spanish Language in San Miguel de Allende", a 3-week hands on course that counts as a World Culture course distribution at UMass Boston. Please find the syllabus here: El Corazón de México- Syllabus UNAM San Miguel de Allende.pdf

Costs vary depending on the number of students. 
8-10 students: $2,150
11+ students: $1,960

Costs include: tuition, 3-night Mexico City field trip, transportation from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende, transportation from San Miguel de Allende to Mexico City airport, housing in a homestay (2 students per house), breakfast, UMass Boston 24-hour on-site staff, weekly field trips around San Miguel de Allende, workshops and tours. 

Application Instructions: 

  • Complete the application through this site for the summer program at UNAM by December 1. You will need to make a deposit on the program fee to reserve your spot $500 at the time of application.
  • Once you reserve your spot on the program, you need to complete the UMass Boston paperwork to transfer courses and the post-acceptance paperwork. 
  • Due dates for payments will be sent out at the time of application. The last payment will be due prior to your departure. 


Summer Program at UNAM Mexico City:

Join other UMass Boston students and students from around the world this summer for this 6-week intensive Spanish and culture program at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City, Mexico! The program features 9 levels of Spanish language, 108 hours of Spanish instruction and 18 hours of Spanish courses in history, art, or literature. Learn Spanish while exploring all the food, history, and culture la Ciudad de México has to offer.

Dates for 2019: June 28- August 14, 2019

Eligibility: 
  • Must be in good disciplinary/ academic standing. 
  • Sophomore class status or above. 
  • 2.75 GPA or above
  • No language requirements, but it is recommended at least one semester of Spanish to have been taken. 
Course Information: Students take one Spanish language course + a cultural course for up to 6 credits in Spanish language! 9 levels of Spanish language courses available. See UMass Boston equivalencies below:

Basic Block: 
Level 1: Spanish 101 (4 credits) + 4.5 elective credits in Spanish
Level 2: Spanish 102 (4 credits)+ 4.5 elective credits in Spanish 
Level 3 and Level 4: Spanish 201 (3 credits) + 5.5 elective credits in Spanish. 

Intermediate Block: 
Level 1: Spanish 202 (3 credits) + 5.5 elective credits in Spanish 
Level 2: Spanish 202 (3 credits) + 5.5 elective credits in Spanish
Level 3: Spanish 202 (3 credits) + 5.5 elective credits in Spanish

Superior: 
Superior Mayor: Spanish 230 or Spanish 301 (3 credits) + 5.5 elective credits in Spanish
 
For more information on courses: http://www.cepe.unam.mx

Program Cost TBD. We are working on full program details. We expect the 6-week total cost to be between $3,000-3,500. Cost will include:
  • Tuition and fees
  • Accommodation at a hotel located 10 minutes walking from campus
  • Airport transfers to and from accomodation
  • Insurance
  • Excursions and city tours
  • 24hr on site UMass Boston staff 
  • Pre-departure orientations and services
Not included in the program cost: 
  • Most meals: ~$250-300
  • Flight round trip to Mexico City: $400-$600
  • Personal Expenses: ~$400-500
Do you receive any financial aid, such as scholarships or grants to fund your education? Find out if your financial aid will apply towards studying abroad using the following Financial Aid Guide here

The Financial Aid Guide provides lots of information. However, prior to applying it is advised to contact Financial Aid services for financial aid inquiries and concerns. Link to Financial Aid services website: https://finaid.umb.edu/


Cultural program: Included in your program cost
  • A guided tour of Mexico City's historical center
  • A day trip to the Xochimiko neighborhood, home of the last remnants of the vast water transport system built by the Aztecs.
  • Day Trip to the ancient city of Teotihuacan, dated to 300 BC and once home to over 100,000 people.
Application Instructions: 
  1. Complete the application through this site for the summer program at UNAM by April 1. You will need to make a deposit on the program fee to reserve your spot $500 at the time of application.
  2. Once you reserve your spot on the program, you need to complete the UMass Boston paperwork to transfer courses and the post-acceptance paperwork. 
  3. Due dates for payments will be sent out at the time of application. The last payment will be due prior to your departure. 
Deadline to apply: April 1, 2019
 

Semester and Year-long at UNAM Information Below:

Eligibility

University of Massachusetts Boston students only. Undergraduate and graduate students who have currently completed at least one year of full-time study with the most recent semester completed at UMass Boston are eligible. Students must be in good academic standing (at least 2.75 GPA) with no disciplinary problems.

For semester/year-long applicants, you must have a B2 level of Spanish.

Academic Calendar 
Spring - January to May 
Fall - August to November

Courses

The language of instruction at UNAM is Spanish. You must have a B2 level of Spanish to apply. For course information, go to: https://www.unaminternacional.unam.mx/es/ex/estudiante/extranjero/requisitos-especiales

Spanish Language courses are offered through UNAM's Centro de Enseñanza para Extranjeros (CEPE). There are additional fees for Spanish Language classes to all exchange students from partner universities; however, exchange students are entitled to a discount on the course (except for registration fee and books).

Credits

Students must study full time at the home and host institutions. With the completion of the Request for Prior Approval of Transfer Credit of Study Abroad Programs form, your credits (not grades) will transfer toward your degree at UMass Boston. 

Housing

Housing is organized through CEPE: http://www.cepe.unam.mx/cursos_intensivos_espanol.php Go to services, and Accomodation options to register and view UNAM approved home stays and residences. 

VISA

You are responsible for obtaining the correct visa before you travel. Please check the Mexican consulate website to determine if you will need a visa: https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/boston/index.php/consular-services/62-visas-ingles