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  • Locations: Puebla, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: UW-Eau Claire applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
GPA: 2.50 Language of Instruction: Spanish
Year in School: May apply as first year student; must have at least soph. standing by program begin Academic Pre-requisites: Must successfully complete Spanish 301 prior to departure
Coordinator: Cheryl Lochner-Wright Additional Learning Opportunities: Volunteer/Service Learning
Additional Eligibility: Good academic, conduct & financial standing at UWEC
Program Description:

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Program Summary & Location

Immerse yourself for the semester or academic year at the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP), in Puebla, Mexico!  This new partnership with UPAEP has mexico photooptions for intermediate-to-advanced students of Spanish. 

UPAEP is a private Catholic university founded in 1973 with a focus on giving a broad range of students access to high quality higher education and on giving back to the community.   The university has roughly 8500 undergraduates and 3350 graduate students and offers 43 undergraduate and 55 graduate degree programs. The campus is centrally located within the city of Puebla

The city of Puebla is located in the state of Puebla, in the center of Mexico, only 70 miles southeast of Mexico City. With a population of two million, it is the fourth largest metropolitan area in Mexico. The campus is just a few blocks away from the central Avenue Juarez and not far from the historic city center, with is an UNESCO Cultural Heritage site. 

Travel Advisory

The U.S. Department of State has listed Mexico as a whole, as well as the state of Puebla, in a Travel Advisory Level 2.  UW-Eau Claire allows travel to areas with this travel advisory rating. However, many individual Mexican states are rated Level 3 or Level 4.  You are advised to avoid travel to or through all Level 3 and 4 areas.  You can review the full travel advisory here.  If the travel advisory for Mexico or for the state of Puebla should change, the program could be suspended.


To learn about eligibility requirements, academic course offerings, how courses transfer back to UW-Eau Claire, and the academic calendar, click the following button:
Academics - Mexico: Puebla Semester

Student Life

To see more on what resources they provide and special notes on the program, click on the following button: 
Support - Mexico: Puebla

Housing & Meals

You will live with host families, giving you an excellent opportunity to learn about Mexican family life and apply your Spanish language skills outside of the classroom. Host families are puebla viewcarefully screened and are located no more than 30 minutes from campus via public transportation. No more than two students are placed per family, generally in single rooms, although double rooms are available upon request.

Breakfast and dinner are provided by your host family.  Campus cafeterias are open all day for lunch and snacks.


By clicking on the following term, you will find more information on program costs. If the term you want to go abroad is not listed, please see the most recent term and add 7% to your estimate to factor in exchange rate fluctuations and tuition increases. Click on the buttons below to view that term's cost estimate. 
Spring 2019   Fall 2019

Learn More & How To Apply

Still have some questions? We have peer advisors for a variety of programs, click here to see if we have one available for this program. If there isn't a peer advisor, the study abroad coordinator would be happy to answer your questions. You can schedule an appointment with a peer advisor or coordinator by calling 715-836-4411. 

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Ready to apply?! Click here to read our application instructions. Then return to this page and click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/08/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019 02/08/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.