Located 80 miles southeast of Mexico City, Puebla is the capital of the state that bears the same name. With a population of 1.5 million it is a growing commercial and industrial center close to Mexico City.
Puebla was the one of the most important business centers of early Mexico, with important industries such as textiles, hand crafts and architecture. Referred to as the City of Angels, Puebla is home to several important churches and the site of the historical "Cinco de Mayo" battle against the French. Puebla is also close to interesting geographical features, near both an active and an inactive volcano.
Puebla Study Center
The Puebla program is offered on the campus of Universidad Iberoamericana at Puebla. With more than 5000 students with approximately 1,000 faculty and staff available, this Jesuit university houses courses in all areas, including physics, chemistry, psychology, engineering, communications, architecture, design workshops, business and politics, among many others.
Host Family Option
Students are housed with Mexican host families in private residences. Students will share a room with another student. Also, included in the fee are two meals per day. This is an ideal setting for students who would like to improve their Spanish language skills.
University Dormitory Option
Students are housed in the university residence on campus in a double occupancy room. Meals are not included with this option. The residence will be equipped with a kitchen, or students may decide to purchase meals at the reasonably priced university cafeteria.
Most course taken at the Iberoamericana will be awarded four U.S. credit hours. (Most courses meets 68 hours per semester, four hours per week.) Course information is tentative and subject to change.
Study Option #1
Study Option #2
Students may directly enroll in courses at the university with the Mexican university students. Click here for a list of departments. Typically students will register just prior to departure and/or on-site.
For more detailed information regarding costs of program, inclusions, scholarships and financial aid information, please refer to the the Study Abroad Financial Aid and Scholarship Information link.