Universidad de las Américas Puebla Mexico

About Universidad de las Américas Puebla

Universidad de las Americas Puebla (commonly known as UDLAP) is a Mexican private university that was founded in 1940 and is home to more than 70 academic programs, with Business and Economics standing out among the rest. UDLAP hosts approximately 7,200 students from more than 30 different countries. Students may take undergraduate courses taught in both English and Spanish as well as take Spanish language courses each semester.

Puebla, Mexico

UDLAP is located in the heart of Mexico, in one of the most historic cities of Latin America: Cholula. This 2500 year old sacred city is a site rich in cultural history located only 7 kilometers to the west of the city of Puebla, the capital city of the state of Puebla. Cholula combines the modern and traditional aspects of Mexico, attracting tourists from all over the world year-round. Its principle tourist attractions are centered on the city’s impressive and long history; its art, and its various religious monuments. The city is littered with temples and churches from a wide array of time periods that dates far back as the Aztecs. The city's most impressive and renowned monument is the great pyramid of Cholula. Did you know Cholula's pyramid is considered the largest man-made pyramid by volume in the world?

Undergraduate Program

Program Information

Application Material

Fall Semester Application Deadline: April 1

Spring Semester Application Deadline: October 1


Submit the following materials directly to Alyssa Kyff (Building 10, Suite 2125) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

  • Exchange student application form (instructions on filling out the application can be found here
  • A letter stating the student has at least B2 (Intermediate High) level Spanish proficiency, if he/she is planning on taking business courses in Spanish
  • Copy of valid passport
  • Updated resume
  • 2 passport-sized photos

Submit the following materials directly to the UNF International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

  • UNF Study Abroad Information Packet (available from the International Center)
  • Copy of visa, once obtained
  • International health insurance information, once obtained

Other Information


UDLAP offers on-campus housing to all students. There are 4 residence halls at UDLAP: Cain Murray, Ray Lindley, Ignacio Bernal and José Gaos. All dorms have a 24-hour reception, secure swipe-card entry system. Dorms are divided into suites with between 4-8 students that share each suite. All suites are equipped with a shared kitchen, living area, toilet/shower facilities, and a washer/dryer. There is a television with cable in each living room, and all suites have wireless Internet included.  There is a daily cleaning service provided for all common areas (kitchen, dining, living and bathrooms). If you prefer to live off-campus, finding an apartment or house is your responsibility. The on-campus information center known as M.A.R.I in the “Centro Social” publishes listings of available apartments, the apartment address, costs and telephone numbers to contact the landlord.

Academic Calendar

The fall semester runs from mid-August to mid-December; the spring semester runs from mid-January to mid-May. View UDLAP's academic calendar here

Spanish Language Courses

Spanish Courses for Foreigners are available every semester for Undergraduate Exchange Students willing to learn Spanish.  The following link describes the Spanish for Foreigners  courses.

Visa & Health Insurance Information

Students are required to individually obtain the necessary visa for study abroad prior to departure. Most semester programs are more than 90 days. Students should visit the U.S. Department of State webpage which links to each country's Embassy. Many visa applications must be made in person — please plan ahead! For additional visa information and to discuss UNF's requirement for health insurance coverage, please visit UNF's International Center ( Building 58E , Room 2300).

Additional Information


UDLAP International Office

Humanities Building: (HU) 216
Ex hacienda Sta. Catarina Mártir
San Andrés Cholula
72820 Puebla, México
Tel: +52 222 229 3168