PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

• Nestled in a valley in central Mexico, the charming university town of Guanajuato is a UNESCO world heritage site that features narrow, winding streets, colonial-era plazas and beautiful architecture. 

• ISEP students immerse themselves in Mexican culture and daily life by conducting research with Universidad de Guanajuato faculty and living in student housing with local and international students. 

• The 8-week Summer Program for Research is a great fit for students who want to gain research experience while improving their Spanish language skills. 

LIFE ABROAD

Excursions & Cultural Experiences

Excursions and cultural activities are included in this program, and may include a tour of Guanajuato city, visits to locations such as San Miguel de Allende, Dolores Hidalgo, México City and Teotihuacán, and the opportunity to learn traditional Mexican dances and make a traditional piñata. 

Housing & Meals

Students further the immersion experience by living in student housing with local and international students during their time in Guanajuato. Students are provided with a stipend to cover 19 meals per week for the duration of the program.

Explore Guanajuato

Located in the middle of Mexico’s central highlands, this has such colorful architecture, a continuously festive atmosphere, a deep mining history, and a cool mountain setting. Located just one hour from the charming town of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato is at its heart a university town. 

Program Website

Course Description

Students join a Universidad de Guanajato professor-led group of 3-6 local and international students to develop and complete an academic research project. A research report is prepared and presented at an end-of-summer conference. If selected, the student's research project may be considered for publication. Please review the Proyectos Disponibles page to see available research programs for the upcoming Summer.

Avaialble fields of research include:

- Social science and humanities

- Natural and Exact sciences

- Architecture, Art and Design

- Law, Politics and Government

- Engineering

Program Activities:

- Team research

- Academic text writing

- Presentation of research results

- Possible publication of materials resulting from the research

- Cultural immersion activity

This program has 80 contact hours with the faculty leader and students are expected to work on their research project individually for about 160 hours over the course of 8 weeks (240 hours, 8hrs/week day during program dates). Students will receive 6 credits for this program.

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.

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Architecture

  • Biology

  • Business

    Economics

  • Engineering

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Humanities

  • Physical Sciences

  • Social Sciences

    Political Science and Government

  • Visual and Performing Arts

    Design and Visual Communications

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 3.5 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation

Special Application Instructions

Please include a Resume/CV and Letter of Intent in the "Additional Documents" section of your ISEP application. 

 

Undergraduate
(in Spanish)

Fields of Study

  • Architecture

  • Biology

  • Business

    Economics

  • Engineering

  • Health Sciences

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Humanities

  • Physical Sciences

  • Social Sciences

    Political Science and Government

  • Visual and Performing Arts

    Design and Visual Communications

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 3.5 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation

Special Application Instructions

Please include a Resume/CV and Letter of Intent in the "Additional Documents" section of your ISEP application. 

 

Other Academic Conditions

An elementary level of Spanish is recommended, but not required, for daily interactions. Research may be conducted in English, Spanish or French depending on the student's language abilities. 

Please include a Resume/CV and Letter of Intent explaining your research interests in the "Additional Documents" section of your ISEP application. 

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