The Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO) is an internationally renowned Jesuit institution, famed predominantly for their research and social engagement. IBERO’s main campus in Santa Fe (western part of Mexico City) is a green oasis in the middle of one of Mexico’s most important business districts. IBERO offers programs and excursions that allow students to immerse themselves into the Mexican culture.
Students enroll directly into the university system, choosing courses from over 36 departments.
Academics & Support
REGULAR DEPARTMENT PROGRAM
With 36 undergraduate and 44 postgraduate programs, IBERO offers a wide range of courses. As an exchange student, you are able to take practically any offered course, as long as there are no special access restrictions to a particular course and your language skills are sufficient. You can find course listings here
LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE PROGRAM
The Latin American Culture Program (LAC) is designed to provide students with knowledge on Mexican and Latin American history, culture, politics and economics, as well as with Spanish language skills.
You can go through the options here
to learn more about the courses offered. Students taking courses in the regular departments can take courses of the LAC program as well and the other way around.
As a BC student, you are required to take a full load of courses at your host institution abroad. BC program participants can refer to the academic policies page
- Fall Term: Starts in early August and ends early December
- Spring Term: Starts in early January and ends mid-May
There are several excursion opportunities throughout the semester offered by IBERO’s Student Mobility Office. The excursions for each semester are announced during the orientation. Some of the frequently visited locations and sites include Mexico City downtown zone, Pyramids of Teotihuacan, Taxco, Tepoztlán, the Caves of Cacahuamilpa and Valle de Bravo.
IBERO also offers Academic Social Engagement Programs that facilitate opportunities for students to work on social projects in the city or in rural areas with a wide range of organizations and communities.
Students are given the opportunity to live with a host family, rent an apartment, or share an apartment with other students. Homestays are highly recommended for this program.
For more information, refer to IBERO’s International Student’s Housing Information page
Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Students who are living with a host family will be met at the airport by their host family. Those who are not staying with a host family are recommended to take authorized airport taxis.
For more information, refer to IBERO’s International Student’s Mexico City Information page
Homepage for international students
Study Guide for exchange students