Universidad de Guanajuato is located in the capital of Mexico’s Guanajuato state. Nestled in a valley, the charming city of Guanajuato features narrow, winding streets, colonial-era plazas and beautiful architecture, including the central Basilica Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato. Guanajuato is also home to the famous Festival Cervantino, an annual cultural event that hosts artists from all over the world. Due to its cultural and historic significance, Guanajuato has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Universidad de Guanajuato is a public higher education institution that traces its origins back to 1732. Today, it is a major research institution focused on increasing, preserving and sharing knowledge that contributes not only to their students’ personal development, but also to a democratic, just and free society. The university is ranked among the top 100 universities in Latin America, and among the top 20 universities in Mexico.

ISEP students immerse themselves in Mexican culture and daily life by taking university classes with local students and living in student housing with local and international students (homestays may be available). The university has an active student body, and ISEP students can participate in sports teams, cultural activities and student groups. Internships and volunteering opportunities are also available. Excursions are planned each semester, and the university has a “buddy system” to help ISEP students meet local students and adjust to life in Guanajuato!

The full-year language immersion program is a perfect fit for students who want to focus on improving their Spanish language skills and also experience full immersion in classes with local students. 

Course Description

In the first semester, students participate in a full-time Spanish language program.

Beginning level students will focus on Spanish conversation, grammar and reading. Intermediate and advanced level students will focus on Mexican history and literature, in addition to Spanish conversation, grammar and reading. 

Course descriptions and syllabi for Spanish language courses (3 credits each, 12 credits total): 

Spanish Conversation

Spanish Grammar

Mexican History


In the second semester, students will transition to regular university courses taught in Spanish at Universidad de Guanajuato. See the Flexible Course Enrollment program for more information about courses offered during the second semester. 

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Kira Hakanson 703-504-9991 | KHakanson@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.


(in Spanish)

Fields of Study

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures Recommended!

    Spanish Language and Literature

Academic Requirements


Other Academic Conditions

Only courses taught at the main Guanajuato campus are open to ISEP students. 

This program is available for full-year students only. No prior Spanish language experience is required. 

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