UPAEP (Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla)
UPAEP is a private university founded in 1973. It currently maintains an enrollment of around 8500 students and offers 37 different academic programs at the undergraduate level and 28 at the graduate level.
Website for International Students
It should be noted that the campus of the UPAEP has a very attractive location; we could say that it is an urban campus; which is located in the middle of the city of Puebla, in the metropolitan area, just 2 blocks from the touristy Avenida Juárez and a few streets from the historic center of Puebla, which is considered a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO , since it is constituted by buildings of colonial architecture. Also, the UPAEP campus has excellent accessibility with public transportation to different points of the city as well as the various shopping centers, cinemas and places of distraction that are very close to our campus, which is ideal for the student who you want to know the true Mexican daily life.
Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students
Business Administration (Several Fields), Mechatronics Engineering, Odontology, Pedagogy, Psychology, Computer Science, Ecology Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Auto-parts Manufacturing Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Philosophy, Nursing, Graphic Design, Institutions Management, Agriculture, Architecture, Design and Advertising Production, Communication, Political Science, Humanities
Once the student arrives at UPAEP, during the orientation week, he/she will make an oral and written Spanish-level exam in order to assign the student to the appropriate Spanish class. The students will be able to combine their academic classes with their language classes perfectly, if the schedules allow it. The Spanish classes are part of the benefits offered to non Spanish-speaker exchange students, whether it be for improving their Spanish or for learning at a basic level.
** The levels available are Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. 6 hours of contact hours per course per week. Credit is awarded for this class (10 US credits/ 10 ECTS), and appears on the regular university transcript with other academic courses.
||August 14th - December 16th
||January 15th - May 18th
||December 11th - 15th
||May 14th - 18th
*Please note, these are estimated dates and are subject to change. For the most updated information, please visit the host university website
Estimated Monthly Cost in MXN:
- Housing: $3000.
- Meals: $2500.
- cal transportation: $1500.
- Others: Books $400.
- Extra $1000.
The UPAEP offers 2 options of lodging: UPAEP’s Dorms or Host Family
- Approximate cost: $6,800 pesos per month (includes bed linens and blankets, breakfast and dinner). All utilities are included like, wireless internet, light, gas, water and laundry facilities. All our Host Families are 20 min by public transportation from UPAEP campus. If a student would like to live with a host family, it will be necessary to fill up the Homestay Form, which is included in the UPAEP application form. Then the International Affairs Office will match your request with the profile of one of UPAEP host families.
- The UPAEP dorm are located 4 blocks from Main Campus, the walking distance is close. Usually the rooms are shared (two students per room). It includes internet, light, gas, water. There are not available bed linens and blankets.