Areas of Study:
Spanish taught: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Architecture, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Drama, Earth Science, Economics, Education, Engineering (Civil, Chemical, Electrical, Geomatics, Mechanical, Petroleum), Environmental Science, Geography, Hispanic Language & Literature, History, Industrial Design, Informatics, Intercultural Development, International Relations, Landscape Architecture, Latin American Studies, Law, Management, Math, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Science, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Urban Studies and Visual Arts.
Students can take up to six courses per semester. See: http://www.global.unam.mx/es/estu_internacionales/aspirantes.html Click on "Requisitos Especiales de Escuelas y Facultades".
Spanish and Mexican Culture courses:
Students can also take courses from UNAM's intensive Spanish language program. This pioneer interdisciplinary language immersion program integrates Spanish language learning with a curriculum on Mexican history, art and literature offering 9 levels of Spanish. In addition the program offers dance workshops and other extracurricular activities to encourage Spanish learning, as well as guided tours.
English taught courses:
There are a smattering of English taught courses (scroll to the bottom and click on Subjects in English) but students should anticipate still taking courses taught in Spanish as well.
First Semester: early August to mid-December.
Second Semester: early February to late June.
Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees to the University of Calgary. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider.
Cost in Mexico City are significantly lower than Calgary. Estimated living costs per month are:
Housing: $400- $600
Transport: (travel expenses on Public Buses/Trains) $20-$40
Personal Expenses: $100 - $150
Also, remember to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations etc in your budget planning.
The Mexican Government offers an Award for International Students (including exchange students).
Did you know that you can take your UCalgary funding with you on exchange? Since you remain a degree seeking student at UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.
Our office administers several awards, including the Global Access Fund (based on a funding-first model where students apply prior to committing to a global learning program) and the Global Learning Award (students apply after being accepted to a global learning program; the amount varies year-to-year as the money is split among chosen recipients). Students may only receive these awards once. Please see the funding page, linked below, for more information.
UNAM does not have student residences, however they can arrange for students to be placed with host families. Once accepted, UNAM will provide updated information about these options. Students can also choose to arrange their own off-campus accommodation. Housing costs approximately $340 USD per month.
This exchange is open to regular, full-time students in any faculty at the University of Calgary, who have completed at least two full years (20 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2.
Students must have completed a minimum of Spanish 303 (4 semesters of Spanish) or the equivalent.
An academic reference is required for a complete application.