OUS Queretaro (UAQ)
The city of Queretaro, situated in the State of Queretaro, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its colonial aqueduct as a major landmark and a wonderfully preserved city center, Queretaro embodies the beauty of colonial Mexico. Many international companies have located in and around Queretaro giving it an excellent reputation as a center for business and commerce. With a population of nearly 600,000 inhabitants, Queretaro is large enough to be interesting, and small enough to be very livable.
The overall goal of this program is cultural and linguistic immersion. Classes are small and taught in Spanish by experienced Mexican professors. The curriculum for all classes integrates cultural and historical content and teachers often take students off campus to visit historically or architecturally significant sites. Qualified faculty from an OUS institution often serve as the program Resident Director. The 16-week fall Mexican Studies program, held at the Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, provides an additional option for the study of Mexican culture. Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro also hosts the spring term Intensive Spanish program.
Relevant Academic Disciplines
2.75 Overall GPA
Minimum 3.0 GPA in Spanish language courses
Language Skill: 1 year college level