Michigan Tech has an exchange student agreement with the Universidad Veracruzana. Universidad Veracruzana fosters ongoing development focusing on academic quality, operating flexibility, scientific and technological research guided by a strong social commitment.
Xalapa, the state capital of Veracruz, is located 140 km west of the port of Veracruz, in a mountain zone with a temperate and humid climate. As you walk along the cobblestone streets you’ll also come across interesting attractions like the Xalapa Anthropology Museum, one of the nation’s most important museums. Thanks to its rich cultural heritage, Xalapa hosts important artistic and cultural events, such as the International Jazz Festival and the June Music Festival, which is organized by the Xalapa Symphony Orchestra. The city also offers various food festivals and restaurants where you can delight in delicious regional cuisine.
Students can attend regular courses at undergraduate or graduate level at the UV for a period of one or two semesters. Credits are granted and these courses may be part of their study program at their home institution. This option is aimed at students whose knowledge of the language is high enough to understand university lectures in Spanish.
The cultural immersion program provides the foreign student with an opportunity to become familiar with the local environment, to understand Mexican culture and, through personal interaction with a Cultural Aide, it facilitates the acquisition of the Spanish language in a natural setting.
See Universidad Veracruzana for your class options.