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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange, Term-long Academic Level: Undergraduate
Required GPA: 3.0 Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Prerequisite: SPN 106 or equivalent Liberal Studies Domain: A+L, EL, PI, RD, SCBI, UP
Study Abroad Contact: Marty McGivern Internship Available: Yes
How COVID-19 could impact this program or your study abroad plans: Please see the Study Abroad COVID-19 page for more information.
Program Description:

Among the top-ranked universities in Mexico, Universidad Panamericana (UP) draws a diverse student body from many countries, providing a vibrant, cosmopolitan experience for its international exchange students. UP enjoys a reputation for academic excellence and innovative teaching. DePaul students can choose to attend the campus in Guadalajara or the campus in Mexico City.

Campus Guadalajara offers primarily courses in business, including internship opportunities, as well as courses in communication and philosophy. See the Guadalajara campus page for international students to learn more about campus life and academics. The Mexico City campus offeres courses in business, finance, economics, social sciences, humanities, and science. See the Mexico City page for international students to learn more. Both campuses offer you a chance to engage in a high quality education at a Spanish speaking institution. With international agreements with more than 80 universities from around the globe, you'll be part of an exciting international student population and explore much more than the local options.

DePaul's relationship with Panamericana is a reciprocal exchange program. What that means is that DePaul sends a handful of students to Panamericana, and in return, Panamericana sends a roughly equal number of students to DePaul. DePaul students experience a deep immersion not only in Mexican culture but also in the Panamericana community. In addition, you'll have the chance to get to know the Panamericana students studying at DePaul before and after you return, building even deeper and more extensive networks with peers from Mexico.

Program Term Required number of classes Credits per course Total DPU credits
Fall quarter only 4-6 classes 4 DPU credits 16-24 DPU credits
Winter-Spring quarters only (Spring Semster) 6 classes 4 credits 24 DPU credits
Academic Year 9-12 classes (4-6 per semester) 4 credits 36-48 DPU credits

How to search for courses:
  1. View available courses/programs:
    • In Mexico City here
    • In Guadalajara here
  2. Select the appropriate number of courses for term(s) abroad.
  3. To see how the courses will count back at DePaul, return to the top of this page and click on "DePaul Course Equivalents" or click here
Students interested in a language major or minor should review this degree progress video and contact the Department of Modern Languages advisor to verify how the courses through this program could potentially satisfy language major or minor requirements.

Visit the Modern Language Option page for more information on how you can substitute a sequence of three courses in the same language for three domain courses.


Students arrange housing independently. In Guadalajara, students can live in a nearby residence hall or with a homestay family. See details here. In Mexico City, students can live in a nearby residence hall. See details here.

DePaul University is committed to student safety. Although Mexico has been put on the State Department Travel Warning list at the country-level, the areas in which DePaul operates study abroad programs are considered by the State Department to be stable and safe. Click here for the complete report. More than 7,000 U.S. students study abroad in Mexico annually (IIE, Open Doors). If students or their parents have any questions regarding the safety of study abroad in Mexico, please call our office at 773-325-7450.


All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition and a program fee. Tuition is billed at the student's regular DePaul tuition rate based on the number of credits enrolled. Click for the Academic Year fee or the Fall quarter fee for your program. Read the details carefully to understand exactly what is included. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines. Students are also encouraged to speak with the DePaul financial aid office for more information about financing their study abroad experience.


DePaul Study Abroad is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, and this program is currently moving forward. If the program is canceled prior to departure, students will be refunded 100% of the program fee and withdrawn from any associated classes with no penalty or tuition charges. Study Abroad has also modified the standard Withdrawal Policy, and any students who commit to this program and decide to withdraw 90+ days prior to the program start date will not be charged any withdrawal fees. For more information, go to the DePaul Study Abroad COVID-19 Updates page.

If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require travelers to obtain visas. In that case, contact the local consulates or embassies of the countries you will be visiting for up-to-date instructions on how to apply for them. To find out more information about the visa process for your select country(ies), visit our Visa Information Page. Study Abroad will update this page to reflect changes as they become available.

Contact program alumni to learn about the student experience:
Name Email Term Attended
Fatima Cornejo Fall 2014
Vierelina Fernandez AY 2014-2015
Ines Garcia Fall 2014

DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Admissions Notification Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 02/01/2021 03/01/2021 TBA TBA
Fall 2021 02/01/2021 03/01/2021 TBA TBA