Universidad Iberoamericana, (abbreviated UIA but commonly known as Ibero) is one of the most prestigious universities in Mexico and in Latin America. The private institution of higher education is sponsored by the Society of Jesus, and it is recognized as having an international-grade level of excellence. In 2009, the UIA received the SEP-ANUIES Prize as the best private university in Mexico. The Ibero's flagship campus is located in the Santa Fe district of Mexico City, and other campuses are located in Guadalajara, León, Torreón, Puebla, and Playas de Tijuana.
The Ibero is located in Mexico City's western zone of Santa Fe , a key business district for national and international enterprises and one of the best poles of investment in Latin America. Close to Mexico's largest shopping mall, the university is surrounded by modern and ambitious architecture, skyscrapers and enterprises, without losing its comfortable and unhurried character.
Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students
Accounting, Architecture, Arts History, Business Administration, Communication, Design (Fashion – Graphic – Industrial – Interactive – Textile), Economics, Engineering (9 different), Finances, History, Hospitality Management, Intl. Business Administration, International Relations, Latin American Literature, Law, Marketing, Nutrition, Pedagogy, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Theology
Ibero offers courses in English for international students in some academic departments. A Latin American culture program is also offered in English as well as Spanish classes for international students.
*Please note, these are estimated dates and are subject to change. For the most updated information, please visit the host university website.
Estimated Monthly Costs of Living in USD:
Local Transportation: $80
Course Materials: $40
Visiting students have the following housing alternatives:
Supervised Ibero Housing Service (homestays with Mexican families)
Rent an apartment
Share apartment expenses with other students
Contact housing agencies
They have a network of Mexican families who have experience in hosting exchange or visiting students in their private homes. This is the option that they most recommend for those students who want to have a deep immersion into the Mexican culture, as well as for those students who want to substantially increase their Spanish skills. There are no dormitories on the Ibero campus.