Housing and Student Life
The UAG has no dormitories, but our Departamento de Intercambio Universitario has a list of approved families who offer excellent homestay services to UAG international students.If you make a homestay reservation, the family can reserve the room for you for the length of your stay. You may arrive early or stay for a few more days with the same family.
There are great advantages for students when living with a family: they can practice their Spanish, they learn more about Mexican culture, and overall, experience a different way of life.
For the purpose of helping students coming to UAG from other countries to achieve a well rounded, enriching and pleasant experience, UAG has an International Club made up of students. Its mission is to provide foreign students the opportunities to integrate into college life and into the social and cultural environment of Guadalajara and Mexico in general.
Towards this end the Club organizes different cultural, sports and social activities such as:
- A Conversation group
- A Cooking group
- Soccer, basketball, tennis, swimming and other tournaments
- Trips to movie theaters and musical concerts
- Participation in art and cultural festivals in the city
- A Folklore Dance group
Besides trips into town, there will be opportunities to join in several field trips to important cultural and historic sites in Mexico City; Guanajuato, Michoacan, and to the most typical places in the State of Jalisco: Lake Chapala, the town of Tequila, Tlaquepaque (an arts and crafts town), and so forth. These optional trips are offered at a moderate cost.
Spanish and Culture Summer Session Activities
An optional three day trip to Mexico City complements the Spanish courses, a tour led by a faculty member, which includes the visits to museums and other important sites like Templo Mayor, Teotihuacan, the National Museum of Anthropology, etc. The number of participants is limited, so you must sign up and pay early.
Our International Club can organize cultural, sporting and social activities, including movies, concerts, tennis, soccer, swimming, basketball, shopping days, homework assistance, conversation clubs, Mexican Cooking Club, and visits to cultural and historical sites.
Besides the study visits in Guadalajara there will also be opportunities to participate in various field trips to other important cultural and historical sites in Mexico City, Guanajuato, Michoacán, and to the most representative in the state of Jalisco: Chapala, Tequila and Tlaquepaque.