Valparaiso University’s Puebla Study-Abroad Program cooperates with the Cholula campus of the Universidad de las Américas-Puebla to give students an authentic learning experience in a Spanish-speaking culture. Patricia Ann McCoy, Professor of Spanish at the UDLAP, will meet with Valparaiso University students on a regular basis to answer questions, to help interpret the Mexican culture, to offer suggestions on travel, to serve as an advisor on academic and immigration matters, and to be available in case of an emergency.
Valparaiso University students may study fall semester, spring semester, or the entire year at the Universidad de las Américas-Puebla (UDLAP) in Puebla, Mexico. Students enroll in Spanish language, literature, business, and civilization courses for international students offered at the beginning, intermediate, advanced, or superior level. Students with solid language skills may also choose one or more courses from the regular curriculum for Mexican students; including business, international relations, math, economics, literature, art, and other areas. These courses may count as electives toward the Spanish major or minor; or toward certain general education, major, or minor requirements, with the approval of the department chair. Course listings and information are available on the UDLAP website.
Program dates for the Spring Semester of 2018 have not been determined yet. Dates listed serve as an estimate until official dates are determined - typically shared with official acceptance from the host institution.
Application Requirements and Deadlines
Applicants must be of Sophomore statues or higher and have above a 3.0 GPA. Additionally, applicants must have completed Spanish 203 or higher to be eligible for this program.
The deadline to apply for the Spring Semester of 2018 is October 1st. After the deadline, the Office of International Programs study abroad staff will review applications. Once a decision has been made, applicants will be notified via their Valpo e-mail.
Click the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page to begin an application.
See the Budget Sheet above.
Students pay the same tuition and general fee they would pay at Valpo. Tuition, general fee and program fee will all be posted to Student Accounts as they would for a normal semester at Valpo. All financial aid (except work-study and some 'on-campus' aid) applies. Be sure to meet with your Financial Aid Advisor to determine the exact cost.
Students pay housing to Valpo at the lowest on-campus rate.
Start your scholarships & funding search as early as possible so that you are able to plan and ensure you are able to meet any deadlines. Your study abroad advisor can also help you with brainstorming potential resources as well.
Study Abroad Advising
Erin Kunert- Associate Director of Study Abroad
Office: Gandhi-King Center, Union 2nd floor
Phone: (219) 464-5333
Contact Erin with administrative questions about application, registration, program cost, etc.
Apply for a Passport!
Passports need to be valid for at least six months past the program’s end date. As part of the application, students must upload a copy of a valid passport, or a receipt or similar proof that the student has submitted a passport application. Information on how to apply for a passport can be found here.