The Universidad Iberoamericana has over 11,000 students including around 800 graduate students and is one of 8 Jesuit universities in Mexico. There are approximately 2,000 faculty members which ensure that students benefit from personal attention. The Francisco Xavier Clavigero Library is an integral part of campus life. The library contains over 300,000 volumes, a rare and antique book collection, and subscribes to 1,500 journal, magazine, and newspaper publications. The library holds Porfirio Diaz’s personal correspondence which is used regularly by both national and international researchers. As visiting student, you will experience Mexico’s diversity as well as the outstanding academic programs offered by the Ibero. We believe that each visiting student makes a valuable contribution to our university and student community. Our aim is to provide the information, help, and support that will make your visit a rewarding international experience.
With 34 undergraduate and 35 postgraduate programs, the Ibero offers a wide range of education at the highest academic level. Recognized experts guarantee an integrated formation which goes beyond mere acquisition of information or knowledge, and at the same time promote the personal growth of the students. The Universidad Iberoamericana has laboratories and workshops with state-of-the-art equipment in the areas of architecture, communications, computer, design, engineering, chemistry, nutrition, photography, physics, and psychology. As exchange or study abroad student you are able to take practically any course that is offered in our university, as long as there are no special access restrictions to a particular course and your language skills are sufficient (for more information on course selection please have a look at the respective section). If your Spanish skills are not sufficient (this will be evaluated in a Spanish placement test) we recommend you to participate in the Spanish Language and Latin American Culture Program, or to take one of the classes taught in English.
Students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities or clubs while on campus. Ibero also offers many artistic and cultural workshops including photography, salsa classes and music appreciation, and has its own astronomical observatory located on campus. There are many ways to get involved!
Grades do not transfer to Marquette University for this program. Only credits will transfer provided that a grade of “C” or higher is earned.
There are no dormitories on the UIA Campus. Exchange and visiting students have the following housing alternatives:
Contact supervised UIA housing service
In our supervised Ibero housing service, students choose one of the families in the networks and pay a supervision fee to Ibero. This fee guarantees certain quality standards and homes do not need a rent deposit. Also, Ibero will be your intermediate for the contract, negotiations with the family and conflict resolution. Host families take our students to cultural visits in and out the city. In addition, rent will be paid directly to Ibero. Each family defines the cost of their rooms and the supervision fee is a fixed rate.
Rent an apartment
The Ibero Housing Office offers the alternative of renting a furnished or unfurnished apartment. We do not recommend that students rent an apartment before arrival. It is very important that students negotiate services and rent fees, as well as actually see a prospective apartment. Once students are already in Mexico City, they are welcome to visit our Housing Office to consult the available information on apartments.
Share apartment expenses with other students
The Housing Office has a bulletin board where students who have an apartment and students looking for an apartment can post their contact information. We recommend this option only for students who are previously acquainted.
Please regard the above "Budget Sheets" link
Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and the seat of the federal powers of the Mexican Union. It is a federal entity within Mexico which is not part of any one of the 31 Mexican states but belongs to the federation as a whole. Mexico City is the country's largest city as well as its most important political, cultural, educational and financial center. As an "alpha" global city Mexico City is one of the most important financial centers in North America. It is located in the Valley of Mexico, a large valley in the high plateaus at the center of Mexico, at an altitude of 2,240 meters (7,350 feet). The city consists of sixteen boroughs. The city was originally built on an island of Lake Texcoco by the Aztecs in 1325 as Tenochtitlan, which was almost completely destroyed in the 1521 siege of Tenochtitlan. It was subsequently redesigned and rebuilt in accordance with the Spanish urban standards. The 2009 estimated population for the city proper was around 8.84 million people, and has a land area of 1,485 square kilometers (573 square miles).