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. 

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. 

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. 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! 

Course Description

Guanajuato offers a variety of subjects taught entirely in Spanish including design, music, business, physical sciences, engineering and social sciences. Spanish as a second language courses are offered during the semester for an additional fee. Guanajuato also offers a small selection of courses taught in English, mainly in business.

Please check with your Student Services Officer if you need course syllabi. 

 

Tips for finding regular University courses in Spanish:

1. Go to the Guanajuato's Academic Programs Page

2. Select your area of study from the list of academic programs, then select the specific degree program

3. Scroll down and select the 'Plan Curricular' button to see the program's study plan. Under 'Plan de Estudios', the study plan will list all courses a student takes as part of that degree program.

4. Courses in odd-numbered semesters (Primera, Tercera, Quinta, etc.) are offered August – December. Courses in even-numbered semesters (Segunda, Cuarta, Sexta, etc) are offered January – June.

5. Once you've received your placement at Guanajuato, you will be requested to complete a Learning Agreement where you'll list the courses you plan on taking during your semester. 

 

Tips for finding regular University courses in English:

1. Review the English Taught Courses program list. The Professors and tentative schedules listed in this excel may change, however, the courses will be taught each 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.

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Business:

    Economics International Business/Trade/Commerce Organizational Leadership

  • Hospitality and Tourism

    Tourism Management

  • Social Sciences

    Political Science and Government

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • Institutional TOEFL Score: 600

Special Application Instructions

Students are required to submit an internal application following their placement which is required of the host institution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email.

Passport: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

Visa/Residence Permit: Students attending this program will be required to obtain a student visa. The student visa application process can take several months to complete, and students should begin the application process immediately after accepting their ISEP program. Depending on the consulate that services your jurisdiction, travel to and from the consulate may be required. For more information on the process, please review the ISEP Country Handbook.

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health

Undergraduate
(in Spanish)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Architecture: Recommended!

    Environmental Design/Architecture Landscape Architecture Urban Planning

  • Biology: Recommended!

    Animal Physiology Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology Biometry/Biometrics Biophysics Botany/Plant Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Endocrinology Entomology Genetics Microbiology and Immunology Physiology Toxicology Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business:

    Accounting Business Management Economics Human Resources Management International Business/Trade/Commerce Labor and Industrial Relations Management Information Systems

  • Education:

    Curriculum and Instruction Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language

  • Engineering: Recommended!

    Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Environmental Engineering Geological/Geophysical Engineering Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology Metallurgical Engineering Mining and Mineral Engineering Polymer/Plastics Engineering Water Resources Engineering

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures Recommended!

    Spanish Language and Literature

  • History Recommended!

  • Hospitality and Tourism Recommended!

  • Human Services

    Public Administration

  • Law/Criminal Justice:

    Business Law Criminology International Business, Trade, and Tax Law International Law Legal Studies Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Humanities

  • Mathematics

    Statistics

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

    Chemistry

  • Social Sciences Recommended!

    Political Science and Government

  • Visual and Performing Arts: Recommended!

    Art Studies Dance Design and Visual Communications Digital Arts Drawing Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other Graphic Design Interior Design Music Pedagogy Music Performance Music Theory and Composition

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

Special Application Instructions

Students are required to submit an internal application following their placement which is required of the host institution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email.

Passport: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

Visa/Residence Permit: Students attending this program will be required to obtain a student visa. The student visa application process can take several months to complete, and students should begin the application process immediately after accepting their ISEP program. Depending on the consulate that services your jurisdiction, travel to and from the consulate may be required. For more information on the process, please review the ISEP Country Handbook.

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health

Graduate
(in Spanish)

Fields of Study

  • Biology

  • Business

    Economics

  • Engineering:

    Chemical Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Mechanical Engineering Water Resources Engineering

  • History

  • Human Services

    Public Administration

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences:

    Astrophysics Physics

  • Visual and Performing Arts

    Art Studies

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • Number of language semesters completed 4
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

Students are required to submit an internal application following their placement which is required of the host institution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email.

Passport: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

Visa/Residence Permit: Students attending this program will be required to obtain a student visa. The student visa application process can take several months to complete, and students should begin the application process immediately after accepting their ISEP program. Depending on the consulate that services your jurisdiction, travel to and from the consulate may be required. For more information on the process, please review the ISEP Country Handbook.

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health

Other Academic Conditions

ISEP students may only select courses from the main Guanajuato campus. 

Students must have a minimum B1 level of Spanish to take undergraduate courses in Spanish or English, and a B2 level is recommended. A B2 level is required for students taking courses in Spanish Language & Literature. A C1 level of Spanish is required for students taking courses in Philosophy and Spanish as a Second Language (Teaching).

Masters in Management courses are not open to ISEP students. Courses in Medicine and Health Sciences are not open to ISEP students. 

Graduate level programming is only available for students interested in conducting research. Graduate level courses are not open to ISEP students, however, students interested in conducting graduate level research under Faculty supervision may apply. Students will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. 

 

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