Cholula, site of the Universidad de las Americas, is seven miles from the city of Puebla. One of the most important cities of Mesoamerica, Cholula was a site devoted to the religion of Quetzalcoatl. The Great Pyramid, upon which the Spaniards built a church to display their dominance in the 16th century, has now been excavated and is a remarkable testament to the high level of civilizations that preceded the conquest. Nearby Puebla, established in 1531, has a population of approximately 1.5 million and sits at 7,000 feet elevation. Sixty miles southeast of Mexico City, Puebla is host to a rich local culture, stunning colonial architecture, and views of some of Mexico’s highest peaks and volcanoes.
The Universidad de las Americas is a private university of exceptionally high academic quality. Its comprehensive curriculum offers rigorous and engaging coursework in a wide range of disciplines to Oregon students with advanced Spanish language skills. The university presents coursework through its three major schools: the School of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities; the School of Sciences and Engineering; and the School of Business and Economics. The University is accredited in the United States by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Relevant Academic Disciplines
Anthropology, Applied Linguistics, Architecture, Art, Art History, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Culture, Design, Economics, Education, Engineering, General Sciences, History, Humanities, International Studies, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Media, Music, Psychology, Social Science, Sociology, Theater Arts
Overall GPA 3.0
Sophomore standing or greater
Language Skill: 3 years college level