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Universidad de las Americas
Puebla, Mexico (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Minimum GPA: 3.0
Credit Type: Resident
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In 1940, the Universidad de las Américas Puebla was established as Mexico City College in the nation’s capital, Mexico City.  In 1966, the university changed its name to Universidad de las Américas Puebla.  Five academic schools comprise UDLAP: Social Sciences, Humanities, Engineering, Sciences and Business and Economics.  Their modern laboratories, classrooms, athletic facilities, library, information technologies and residential colleges create a propitious and favorable atmosphere where students and faculty are able to study and develop successfully.  UDLAP offers a variety of services from residential colleges, to safe and fast transportation, libraries, classrooms, and stores.

UDLP is located in Puebla, Mexico, a city of around 1.5 million.  It is situated 60 miles southeast of Mexico City.  Due to its history and architectural styles ranging from Renaissance to Mexican Baroque, the city was named a World Heritage Site in 1987.  Mexico is a federal republic divided into 31 states and one federal district.  Mexico is known for its beautiful beaches and friendly people, and is a country of diverse ecological landscapes.  Puebla is surrounded by mountains, enormous volcanoes, and forests.


Academic Calendar
OSU Universidad de las Americas
Fall Autumn
Early August- Late December
Spring Spring
Early January- Late May

Please note, these dates are subject to change. For the most accurate information, please visit the host university website

Before going abroad, you will need to investigate the courses available at potential host institutions. OSU students studying abroad must take at least the equivalent of 12 OSU credit hours during their exchange semester. Please be sure to read the course descriptions provided by the host institution and compare them to your coursework at OSU. 

OSU students studying at Universidad de las Americas, Puebla have taken courses in the humanities, social, physical and natural sciences, health sciences, business, engineering, architecture, and more! Click here for more information on courses taught in English. Select the "Course Catalogue" tab to view the course offerings. Course offerings vary each semester. 
Students participating in a reciprocal exchange program must have completed at least 45 credit hours and have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or above at the time they intend to participate.

For estimated expenses, please refer to the budget sheets located at the top of this brochure. 

The university helps their exchange students arrange housing. For more information, please refer to the host university website

Visa Information
Students studying for 180 days or more are required to obtain a student visa or residency permit. Please refer to the website of the embassy or consulate to obtain visa information. U.S. students going for one semester or less generally do not require a visa.

Helpful Links
Website for International Students
UDLAP International
2018 UDLAP Booklet.pdf

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