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Study in Mexico

Join the many Oregon students who have for years enjoyed the heritage, people, architecture, and natural beauty of our nearest neighbor to the south. Mexico offers sunshine, blue seas, crystal-white beaches, jungles, mountains, the fascinating remains of ancient cultures, and a colorful mix of contemporary cultures and customs. Studying in Mexico offers you the opportunity to bring relevance and reality to your education by improving your Spanish language skills and deepening your understanding not only of Mexico, but also of yourself and your own country.

Mexico’s proximity to the U.S. makes it easy to explore the various regions of this diverse and fascinating nation.

The rewards of studying in Mexico are significant! Not only will your language skills improve, but your understanding of the richness and diversity of Mexico’s cultures will bring your awareness of Mexico’s accomplishments and its potential to a new level. Our relationship with Mexico depends on informed and educated individuals who understand the complexity of this nation of 107 million inhabitants.

ITESM: Querétaro campus*

The ITESM (the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey) 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 the Querétaro campus either for a semester (fall or spring) or an academic year. ITESM 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. Join the many Oregon students who have for decades enjoyed and learned from the heritage, people, architecture, and natural beauty of our nearest neighbor to the south. Mexico offers an engaging and colorful mix of contemporary cultures and customs, the fascinating and abundant remains of ancient cultures and archeological sites, sunshine, blue seas, crystal-white beaches, jungles and mountains. Studying in Mexico offers you the opportunity to bring relevance and reality to your classroom experience by improving your Spanish language skills and deepening your understanding of Mexico, yourself and your own country. Read more.

* Please note: OUS has exchange agreements with ITESM. Not all of the ITESM campuses are currently available, but please do inquire if you are interested in study at an ITESM campus in another region of Mexico.

UDLA: Small campus close to a big city

Located in Cholula, seven miles from the city of Puebla, UDLA is a private university of exceptionally high academic quality with a comprehensive curriculum and approximately 8,300 students. Its comprehensive curriculum offers rigorous and engaging coursework in a wide range of disciplines to Oregon students with advanced Spanish language skills. The UDLA program is designed for students with at least three years of university level Spanish who can take regular courses with Mexican students for a semester or an academic year. The university offers coursework in a wide range of disciplines through the School of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities; the School of Sciences and Engineering; and the School of Business and Economics. The University is accredited in the United States by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Read more.

Study at multiple campuses in Querétaro

Oregon University System students have multiple opportunities to study in Querétaro, Mexico, a top study abroad destination for 24 years. Students may choose a 16-week Mexican Studies Program in fall semester, the Intensive Spanish Program spring term (10-week) or Summer Spanish Programs, with 5, 6 or 12-week options. As neighboring North American countries Mexico and the United States share a long history and ever evolving relationship. Mexico, one of the US’s largest trading partners, is a fascinating and culturally rich country undergoing significant changes in the 21st century. Characterized by an unusual blend of ancient cultures and contemporary society Mexico invites closer examination. Querétaro, with its central location, is an ideal city to experience Mexico and get to know its people. Read more

Campus Contacts

Eastern Oregon University

Janet Camp

Inlow Hall 109E
La Grande, OR 97850

jcamp@eou.edu

(541) 962-3406

Oregon Institute of Technology

Deanne Pandozzi

CU107
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Deanne.Pandozzi@oit.edu
(541) 885- 1847

Oregon State University*

Julie Van Hoosen or
Jennifer Jewett

International Programs
1600 SW Western Blvd., Suite 290

julie.vanhoosen@ous.edu or jennifer.jewett@ous.edu

(541) 737-6459 or (541) 346-3972

Portland State University

Rachel Goff

International Affairs, East Hall 101
Portland, OR 97207

goffra@pdx.edu

(503) 725-4195

Southern Oregon University

Mary Gardiner

International Programs
Stevenson Union 321
Ashland, OR 97520

gardiner@sou.edu

(541) 552-6336

University of Oregon

Luis Ruiz

International Affairs
Oregon Hall 330
Eugene, OR 97403

Lruizl@uoregon.edu

(541) 346-1128

Western Oregon University

Alaric Trousdale

Study Abroad &
International Exchanges
APS 501
Monmouth, OR 97361
trousdaa@wou.edu
(503) 838-8493

* Also serves as the program Coordinator/Assistant.

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