This program is available just for Spring Semester

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.

Health Sciences students and students with a sufficient background in science may enroll in UPAEP´s Health Sciences Programs. These courses offer students a unique look inside Mexican health care, hospitals and public health issues. Each course grants three to six UPAEP credits, depending on the hours devoted to the program. 


Course Description

This program consists of four principal components: 

Lectures: Students will attend four to 10 lectures regarding the health system in Mexico. Topics of lectures will vary by semester.

Clinical Rotations: Students will rotate in at least one hospital or clinic for a minimum of 6 hours per week

Reflection Sessions: Participants will be assigned to an academic advisor and will attend reflection  sessions where they will be able to share their experience with other participants.

Classes: In addition to the Health Sciences Program, students will enroll in sufficient regular university courses in English, Spanish, or Spanish as a second language to reach full-time status. 

Pre-Medical Program 

Nursing Program 

Pre-Dental Program

Regular University Courses: 

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. UPAEP also offers a variety of Mexican and Latin American culture courses taught in Spanish. One Spanish as a second language course during the semester is included in ISEP benefits.

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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) 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. 

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Kira Hakanson 703-504-9991 | 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

  • Health Sciences: Recommended!

    Athletic Training Dental Hygiene Dentistry Medicine Nursing Science Nutrition Sciences Occupational Therapy Public Health

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
  • Number of language semesters completed 4
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Other Academic Conditions

Students applying for this program will be interviewed via Skype by an UPAEP staff member to determine language level as a part of the formal admissions process. Additionally, all students will take the language evaluation given upon arrival. The host institution ultimately determines your proficiency level and course eligibility.

There is an additional fee to participate in the Health Sciences programs, to be paid directly to UPAEP. For further information on this program, please contact the ISEP Student Advisor for Mexico.


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