Study abroad for a semester or a year in one of Mexico's most instagramable cities.

Guanajuato has claimed its place as a vibrant hub of culture, arts, architecture, and studies. The city hosts 21,000 students each year from different parts of Mexico and the world which make it an exciting and dynamic place to live in! 



Program: Fall 2020
Start date: July 25th
End date: December 5th Application deadline: June 15th

Duration: 21 weeks

Program fee: $13,830 USD

Program: Spring 2020
Start date: January 11th
End date: June 6th

Application deadline: November 15th
Duration: 21 weeks

Program fee: $13,830 USD


Online Pre-Departure Orientation

Your study abroad experience begins with an online orientation where we will share practical information about the program and the city. You will also have the opportunity to ask anything you are curious about.

International Travel Insurance

 We are very serious about your safety and security during your study abroad, that's why we include travel insurance so you (and your loved ones) don't have to worry about anything while you're here! 

Airport Pick-Up and Drop-Off

Right after you go through migration and pick up your suitcase, we will be there waiting for you. Delayed flight? Not to worry, we will monitor your flight to be right on time!

24/7 Leadership and Support

Any day, anytime, (even when you're traveling independently in Mexico) we'll always be one call away if you need us.

On-Site Orientation

Once you are in Guanajuato, you will participate in a weeklong orientation session to introduce you to the city, the culture and its academic life. ​Orientation Week is held at different locations around the city and it includes various tours and fun activities with local students.

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Housing And All Meals

There is really no better way to immerse oneself in a culture than living with a host family. Your Mexican family will go out of their way to help and teach you all there is to know about Mexican culture.

University Tuition at Universidad de Guanajuato

All study abroad students must enroll in a minimum of four courses (and up to five)at the University of Guanajuato each semester. You can choose your courses within any division based in Campus Guanajuato.

Trips and Excursions

Mexico is an exotic country with lots of things to discover. It is vast and it changes from region to region. During your semester here we will go to Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende, and visit two rural communities close to Guanajuato.

Spanish Lessons As Support Throughout Your Semester

During orientation week you will also take the language placement test to determine your Spanish language level. If needed you will take Spanish lessons as support for your other courses. 

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to understand a society like Mexico's from within. Do you want to get involved with Women's rights in Mexico? How about helping at an animal shelter? Whatever your interests are, we will help you find the perfect match.

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Mi casa es su casa, is a very popular Mexican saying that means 'My home is your home'. Our host families go through a careful screening process to make sure they've met all the conditions required and are eager to host you.


Your homestay will provide:


-  A private room with a bed, closet, and a desk

-  Wi-Fi

-  Three meals a day

-  Filtered water

-  Your laundry washed once a week (optional)

-  Friendship, integration as a family member, conversation in Spanish and advice when appropriate


Location of our homestays:


Our host families are located in different points of the city but all of them within a range of 15 - 20 minutes walking distance (or an 8-minute bus ride) from downtown Guanajuato.




You'll need to enroll in a minimum of four courses (and a max. of five) at the University of Guanajuato each semester. Additionally, depending on your Spanish level, you can take a Spanish language support class provided by CLA.


Most University of Guanajuato courses are worth 3-4 credits. For example, if you take a combination of three, three-credit classes and two, four-credit classes you can be awarded 17 credits.




Mexico City


Mexico City with its 9 million inhabitants is the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world.


During our visit to Mexico City, we will climb the pyramids of Teotihuacan, take a boat ride through the floating gardens of Xochimilco, learn about the social disparities of Mexico, visit Frida Kahlo´s house among many other things. 


San Miguel de Allende


San Miguel was named Best City in the World 2017 by 'Travel+Leisure' magazine... Do we need to say anything else?


Visits to Rural/Indigenous Communities


We will visit two rural/indigenous communities near the area of Guanajuato, we will learn about social disparities and collaborate in projects with these communities.

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