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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Academic Level: Undergraduate
Required GPA: 2.5 Prerequisite: SPN 106 or equivalent
Liberal Studies Domain: A+L, EL, RD, SCBI, UP
Program Description:


La Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City offers DePaul students a wide range of courses taught in Spanish and English and the chance to live in one of the most dynamic world cities. Mexico City is a modern metropolis of over 25 million people with a fascinating blend of Aztec and Colonial roots. It is the capital of a country of 90 million inhabitants and the center for commerce, finance and the arts. DePaul students can take courses in 35 different undergraduate programs, including architecture, business, communications, computer, design, engineering, chemistry, nutrition, photography, physics, and psychology. La Ibero features state of the art facilities and a chance for DePaul students to integrate fully into life at a Mexican university. campus

La Ibero is a Jesuit University with about 10,000 undergraduate students. It is one of the country's private leading academic and research institutions. It offers students a unique educational experience through its community of faculty, alumni and professionals dedicated to real-world learning. While taking classes alongside Mexican peers, DePaul students benefit from the added support of the Movilidad Estudiantil office, which supports visting international students in their academic, social, and personal experiences. Follow the Movilidad Estudiantil office on Twitter.

DePaul's relationship with La Ibero is a reciprocal exchange program. What that means is that DePaul sends a handful of students to the Mexico City campus while La Ibero sends a roughly equal number of students to DePaul. Compared to other programs where there might be a larger DePaul contingent of students and/or faculty, La Ibero exchange students must display a greater independence. In return, these students experience a deeper immersion not only in Mexican culture but also in the La Ibero community. In addition, since there is likely to be La Ibero students studying at DePaul, DePaul students have the chance to get to know the La Ibero students before and after participating on the program, building even deeper and more extensive networks with peers from Mexico.


DePaul students enrolled at La Ibero have access to a wide range of courses taught in both Spanish and English.

Program Term Required Number of Classes Credits Per Course Total DPU Credits
Fall Quarter Only 4 classes 5 - 5.5 DPU credits 20 - 22 DPU credits
Winter-Spring Quarters (Ibero Spring Semester) 6 classes 5 - 5.5 DPU credits 30 - 33 DPU credits
Academic Year 9 - 10 classes (4 - 5 per semster) 5 - 5.5 DPU credits 45 - 55 DPU credits
How to search for courses:
  1. View available courses:
  2. Select the appropriate number of courses for term(s) abroad (see above table for guidance).
  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, Corban Sanchez, to verify how the courses through this program could potentially satisfy language major or minor requirements.

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


Students arrange housing independently. La Ibero offers homestay housing (called Supervised UIA Housing) for full language and cultural immersion. Students arrange this housing with La Ibero and pay the institution directly. La Ibero can also recommend furnished or unfurnished apartment rentals for students, either singles or shared with Mexico or international students. See La Ibero's Housing Information page for complete details and costs. http://ibero.mx/international-students-en-housing-information

SAFETY IN MEXICO
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.


All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition and a program fee. Tuition is billed at the students regular DePaul tuition rate based on the number of credits enrolled. Click for the Academic Year fee or the Fall Quarter fee or the Winter-Spring 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.


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.


Questions about this program? Contact Katie Saur at ksaur@depaul.edu or visit during open advising hours.


Contact program alumni to learn about the student experience:

Name Email Term Attended
Melissa Sztuk melissa_sztuk@aol.com Academic Year 2017-2018
Michelle Velazquez michellevelazquez04@gmail.com Fall 2016
Antonio Zapiain Luna azapiainluna@live.com Winter-Spring 2017


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 2020-2021 02/01/2020 03/01/2020 TBA TBA
Fall 2020 02/01/2020 03/01/2020 TBA TBA