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Exchange (Bilateral) Mexico: Universidad de Guanajuato
Guanajuato, Mexico (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: UW-Whitewater applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2015 03/15/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2015-2016 03/15/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2016 10/01/2015 ** 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:
Program Type:
Exchange (Bilateral)
Language of Instruction:
English and Foreign Language
Housing Options:
Minimum GPA:
Class Standing:
Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Areas of Study:
English, International Relations, Latin American Studies, Spanish
Target Language:
Program Description:

University of Guanajuato

Guanajuato, Mexico


This exchange is open to all majors. Most classes are taught in Spanish, therefore a proficieny in Spanish is required to take general course offerings. The University of Guanajuato offers Spanish Language for Foreigners courses, which would require only basic knowledge of the language.

The academic tradition and history of the University of Guanajuato date back to the eighteenth century, colonial era of the maximum blossoming of the Villa de Guanajuato- afterwards a cit
y since 1741 - and its booming mines. The University of Guanajuato boasts an academic staff recognized for its high quality. This staff carries out essential work in the areas of instruction, research, and extension. Guanajuato is located in the geographic center of Mexico, about three and half-hours north-west of Mexico City, and its capital city is one of Mexico’s most famous tourist spots. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and city planners must abide by strict rules when building and refurbishing buildings in order to maintain their colonial integrity.



Approximate Cost:

Students pay UW-Whitewater tuition while studying abroad through this program. Personal spending habits and exchange rate fluctuations can affect estimated totals. Click here for currency exchange rate information.

In-State Tuition*                $3,789
Room & Board:                  $2,500 - $5,000
CISI Insurance:                 $175
Round Trip Airfare:             $900 - $1,200
Local Transportation and Personal Expenses:    $2,500 - $3,000
Student visa:                     $100

Approximate TOTAL
per semester (5 months):           $11,371 - $13,371


*UWW cannot be held responsible for program cost increases due to variations in world exchange rates!


Students must: (1) have a 2.5 cumulative GPA at the time of application; (2) have a clean disciplinary record; and (3) be back on the UW-W campus for at least one final semester prior to graduation.

Application Dates and Deadlines:
The application process consists of two steps: an application to UW-W for approval to study abroad followed by an application to University of Guanajuato. UW-W applications for Study Abroad are available at the Center for Global Education. Early admittance is not possible for this program.

UW-Whitewater Deadlines:

Academic year abroad: early-August – late-May is March 15th.

Fall semester abroad: early-August - mid-December is March 15th.

Spring semester abroad: mid-January – late-May is October 15th.

***Summer abroad: March 15th


Housing arrangements are coordinated through the host institution with the help of the Center for Global Education. All rooms are singles on a hallway of 10-12 rooms with a shared kitchen. Some suites are available. Students may prepare their own meals in the residence hall kitchens or purchase meals at the campus cafeterias.


CISI Insurance:
All students participating in any Wisconsin international education program are required by the State of Wisconsin to purchase international insurance from Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). CISI insurance costs $35 per 30-day period. CISI insurance charges will be billed to your student account.


Passport Requirements:
Students will need a passport to study in Ecuador. Your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond the end of your program. The passport fee is $135, which is another cost to take into consideration. Obtaining a passport can take two to three months. Passport applications are available in the Center for Global Education.


Visa Requirements:
Students must have a sudent visa to study in Mexico. The student visa costs about $150 and can be obtained a week or two after entry into Mexico or in Chicago before departing. Click here for more information on obtaining a Mexican residence permit.


Financial Aid/Scholarships:
Qualified students may apply for a Wisconsin Study Abroad Grant (need-based) of up to $1,000. Applications are available from the Center for Global Education. To discuss having your financial aid applied to study abroad, schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Office at (262) 472-1130. All students are also encouraged to apply for college-specific scholarships. The Center for Global Education has additional information on grants and scholarships for study abroad.


UWW Exchange Program Faculty Advisors:
Dr. Susan Huss-Lederman

Department of Languages & Literature
LT 3134
Phone: (262) 472-5038

Dr. Seth Meisel
History Department
RS 2017C
Phone: (262) 472-1013


***For additional information, please contact the Center for Global Education: Tel (262) 472-5475  OR send and email to




Center for Global Education
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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
809 West Starin Road
Whitewater, WI 53190

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