UPAEP University is located in Puebla, a charming city southeast of Mexico City. Puebla’s historic city center is filled with colonial churches, cobblestone plazas and museums, and the city has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its beautiful architecture. The region is also well known for traditional arts, especially fine pottery and ceramics. Known also as the “city of the student,” Puebla boasts plenty of modern amenities, with thriving shopping centers, restaurants, cafes and nightlife. 

UPAEP was founded in 1973 as a project of the Puebla community. The university is dedicated to the training of professionals who are a factor of change and transformation in society to further the common good. The campus is urban and modern, yet inviting and friendly, and is located just minutes from Puebla’s historic downtown. UPAEP is known for its academic excellence, especially in its health sciences programs. 

ISEP students immerse themselves in Mexican culture and daily life by taking university classes with local students and living in a residence hall on campus or with a host family in the community. The university has an active student body, and ISEP students can participate in sports teams, cultural activities and student groups. Internships, community service and volunteering opportunities are all available, and excursions are planned throughout the semester. ISEP students can be matched with a local UPAEP “buddy” to help them navigate life in Puebla and on campus! 

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Course Description

UPAEP offers a wide variety of subjects in Spanish including engineering, business, social sciences, health sciences and arts. A few courses in each department are also offered in English. One Spanish as a second language course during the semester is included in ISEP benefits, see other academic conditions for more details.

View courses in English (examples from current semester)

View courses in Spanish

Tips for finding courses in Spanish:

1. Click on the subject.

2. Scroll down to "Plan de estudios."

3. Courses in odd-numbered semesters (1,3,5,7,9) are offered August – December. Courses in even-numbered semesters (2,4,6,8) are offered January – June.

4. "Unidades” refer to the number of credits each course is worth. 1 UPAEP credits = 1 ECTS or 0.5 U.S. credits. In other words, a course that is worth 6 “unidades” is equivalent to 6 ECTS or 3 U.S. credits. Your home university ultimately determines credit conversion.

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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.

UPAEP University

Founded in 1973 the UPAEP was established at the request of the people of Puebla in order to serve the people in the community. The University is noted for its...


(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

    Latin American and Caribbean Studies

  • Biology

  • Business

  • Education

  • Engineering

  • Health Sciences

  • International/Global Studies

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies


Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 61
  • Institutional TOEFL Score: 500
  • IELTS Score: 6
  • LPR Writing Score: A2 - Intermediate Low-Intermediate Mid
  • LPR Reading Score: A2 - Intermediate Low-Intermediate Mid
  • LPR Listening Score: A2 - Intermediate Low-Intermediate Mid
  • LPR Speaking Score: A2 - Intermediate Low-Intermediate Mid

(in Spanish)

Fields of Study

  • Agriculture

    Animal Sciences

  • Architecture

  • Business:

    Accounting Business Management Economics Finance International Business/Trade/Commerce Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Marketing

  • Communication:

    Digital Communication and Media Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Public Relations

  • Computer and Information Sciences:

    Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Informatics

  • Education

    Curriculum and Instruction

  • Engineering: Recommended!

    Aeronautical Engineering Agricultural Engineering Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Software Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Environmental Engineering Industrial Engineering Systems Engineering

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Linguistics Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences:

    Medicine Nursing Science Nutrition Sciences Occupational Therapy Pharmacy Rehabilitation Science Veterinary Sciences Veterinary Technology

  • History

  • Hospitality and Tourism:

    Culinary Arts Hospitality Management Hotel and Restaurant Management

  • Human Services

    Public Administration

  • International/Global Studies

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies


  • Psychology

    Educational Psychology

  • Social Sciences

    Political Science and Government

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art History Design and Visual Communications Digital Arts Film Studies Graphic Design

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Other Academic Conditions

All students must submit an ISEP language evaluation with their application. The host institution ultimately determines your proficiency level and course eligibility.

Language Requirements:

1. To enroll in regular university courses in Spanish with Mexican students, UPAEP requires a B2 level of Spanish, or a B1 minimum with accompanying Spanish language courses. In the case that a student has a B1 level of Spanish, the student is required to enroll in Spanish language courses during their program to develop langauge skills.

2. To enroll in regular university courses taught in English, a TOEFL ITP of 500, TOEFL IBT of 61, or IELTS band 6 is required. Students taking courses only in English must have an A2 in Spanish.

Note: A student with 0 - 2 semesters of college-level Spanish will be recommended the second option.

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