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The National Autonomous University of Mexico is a very large public research university in Mexico City, Mexico. As one of the largest universities in Latin America (300,000 students), UNAM has with 13 colleges in a variety of fields.

The campus is a UNESCO World Heritage site that was designed by some of Mexico's best-known architects of the 20th century. Murals in the main campus were painted by some of the most recognized artists in Mexican history such as Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros. The UNAM is widely regarded by many university world rankings as the leading university of the Spanish-speaking world. All coursework is taught in Spanish. UT Austin students receive additional preparatory coursework and student services support and housing placement through the University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) in Mexico City.


Area(s) of Study

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • German
  • Liberal Arts
  • Ancient History And Classical
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Government
  • Mathematics
  • Anthropology
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • History
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Engineering Studies
  • Humanities
  • Portuguese
  • Biochemistry
  • English As A Second Language
  • Iberian And Latin American Lan
  • Psychology
  • Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Sociology
  • Chemistry
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Civil Engineering
  • Geography
  • Journalism
  • Spanish Civilization
  • Communication
  • Geological Sciences
  • Latin American Studies
  • Writing
  • Communication Studies


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Academic Information

UNAM is a renowned university with 13 colleges in a variety of fields. Students take 2 Spanish and Culture courses in July with University of California Education Abroad Program to prepare for semester. All coursework in Spanish. Please be advised that the internship option through UCEAP is non-credit bearing for UT students.

Language(s) of Instruction



Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - Yes


There are no housing facilities on the UNAM campus so students must arrange a home stay or rent an apartment in the city. The University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) will facilitate housing placement in shared apartments. Click on link for more information.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

Program cost includes UNAM/UCEAP Program fee - housing included in Program fee. Students pay a one-time $75 application fee and regular UT tuition for the semester abroad. SCHOLARSHIPS: $24,000 in Latin America scholarships awarded annually | International Education Fee Scholarship.

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • January 18, 2021 to June 12, 2021
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: October 1, 2020
- Fall
  • June 26, 2020 to December 5, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Exchange Partner Information
Frequently Asked Questions

Next Step

1) Attend 'Explore Latin America' info-session for summer OR semester programs. See website for dates and locations. 2) Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss credit. 3) Attend Ready to Apply session with Eli Klosterboer. Further instructions provided at Explore session. 4) Complete Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.

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Program information above is subject to change