University of Guadalajara was founded in 1792 and is the
second biggest university in Mexico. The modern university
has six separate campuses in the Guadalajara area, each
specializing in a different area of study, and five outside
the metropolitan zone. In all, it caters to the needs of
approximately 185,000 students.
The university has developed
a department devoted to the needs of their international
students, Centro de Estudios Para Extranjeros (CEPE). The
University of Guadalajara prides themselves on their capacity
to train students who are willing to close the gap between
cultures and able to benefit from the diversity and openness
that this offers. CEPE provides students with a rigorous
and challenging program, taught by a committed and respected
University faculty, affording them unique opportunities
to expand their classroom experience and enhance their academic
CEPE was established
in Guadalajara in 1948. Though part of the university, CEPE
is located in a separate building away from the rest of
the university in a beautiful residential area of Guadalajara.
The facilities are some of the nicest you will find anywhere
in Latin America. From the steps of the school, one is only
blocks away from virtually everything of interest in Guadalajara.
By choosing to study
at CEPE students become part of a tradition of academic
excellence, accompanied by the warmth and hospitality that
characterizes Mexican culture. CEPE enjoys the reputation
of being among the finest accredited University Programs
of Spanish language and Latin American Culture in the world.
A walk through CEPE reveals a rich diversity of students
and faculty members. In the classrooms, laboratories and
libraries, people from many different countries, of different
races and beliefs come together to pursue a common objective:
to learn Spanish and Latin American culture.
The University of Guadalajara
offers programs all year long. Class schedules enable students
to select a program of study that comes closest to their
personal needs. Results in the placement test will determine
which programs students have access to. Each course last
for fifty minutes and earns 3 university credits. The school
has morning and afternoon classes from Monday through Friday.
Students take classes with other foreign students in groups
of no more than 15.