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Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

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Explore the historical city of Mexico built on top of the ruins of Tenochtitlan while studying at the largest public university in Mexico and the oldest institution of higher education in the Americas.

Founded in 1551, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico is a Top 10 university in Latin America (6, QS 2015) which welcomes more than 330,000 students to the 100+ undergraduate and graduate programs. UNAM was recognized as UNESCO’s World Heritage in 2007 as it constitutes a unique example of 20th century modernisms. Spend a semester abroad exploring great architecture and urbanism at UNAM and living in a vibrant center and the 6th largest city in the world.

International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.

LocationMexico City, Mexico
SemesterAcademic Year, Fall, Winter
Program typeExchange
Application statusOpen
Application deadline

April 14 for Fall 17
Sept 29 for Winter 18

First-come first considered 


First, attend a Study Abroad 101 session.

Advisor: Saskia Schälicke
To book an appointment: Exchange Advising Portal - select “Book an Appointment”, “CISSA Appointments”, then "Outgoing Exchange Advising – United Kingdom & Ireland; North & South America"

Academic Advisor(s): Contact

Information sessions