University of Oregon

IE3: Universidad de las Américas (UDLA)

Program Overview

The Universidad de las Américas (UDLA) program is designed for students with at least three years of university level Spanish who can take regular courses with Mexican students for a semester or an academic year. The university offers coursework in a wide range of disciplines through the School of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities; the School of Sciences and Engineering; and the School of Business and Economics. Please note that UO students cannot take architecture and interior architecture courses.

To supplement the academic program, UDLA offers extracurricular workshops in the following areas: dance, physical well-being, hand crafts, music, and academics.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: IE3: Puebla, UDLA Exchange.

Application Process

Selection for the program is based on a review of your written application, transcripts, recommendations and completion of the interview process.

Additional Waiver Process:

The Mexico programs require a signed additional waiver. Study opportunities to Mexico through Global Education Oregon (GEO) are monitored. Staff at GEO will continue to monitor the situation and will review the program requirement on a yearly basis. 

If you are a University of Oregon student and wish to study on this program through the University of Oregon, you must complete the UO additional waiver form. The form is part of the GEO application process.

IMPORTANT: Applications for IE3 programs involve two parts. Both parts of the application are due by the application deadline. Early application is advised. 

1. Completion of the GEO online application.

2. Completion of the IE3 program application.

  • Essays
  • Two Recommendations
  • Official Transcripts
  • Please note that students cannot begin the interview process until both applications are complete.

Application fees are due at the time the applications are submitted and are non-refundable under any circumstances.

Student Life

This is a student exchange program in which you will directly enroll in courses at one of the University of Oregon’s partner universities.  Exchange programs differ from other study abroad options and do not necessarily include significant on-site student support services, such as academic advising, health & counselling services, planned excursions or social events.  Students most comfortable and successful in exchange programs typically have high levels of self-reliance, resourcefulness, and willingness to adapt to unfamiliar teaching styles and living arrangements.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20172/15/2017Early AugustMid-December
Academic Year2017-20182/15/2017Early AugustMid-May
Spring Semester20189/15/2017Early JanuaryMid-May

Additional Date Information

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult IE3.

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.