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Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Exchange Minimum Language Requirement: 1 or more courses at 3000 level or equivalent for non-English taught courses
Housing:
Other
Language of Instruction:
Spanish
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Exchange Type:
Partial
Class Standing: 2nd Semester Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Program Description:

Study for a Semester or Year in Mexico!

Institution

The Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) is the oldest and largest university in Puebla, Mexico. Founded on 15 April 1587 as Colegio del Espíritu Santo, the school was sponsored by Society of Jesus during most of the Spanish colonial era before turning into a public college in 1825 and eventually into a public university in 1937. The religious origins can be seen in many of BUAP's buildings in Puebla city centre, which were once colonial-era churches.

Location

Puebla, formally Heróica Puebla de Zaragoza and also known as Puebla City, is the seat of Puebla Municipality, the capital and largest city of the state of Puebla, and one of the five most important Spanish colonial cities in Mexico. A colonial era-planned city, it is located southeast of Mexico City and west of Mexico's main Atlantic port, Veracruz, on the main route between the two inCentral Mexico.  The Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla maintains an active presence throughout the state of Puebla even though the majority of its schools, faculties, institutes and administrative units are located in the city of Puebla.

Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester: Early August to Mid December
  • Spring Semester: Early January to Mid May

Housing

Coming soon.

As BUAP is a partial exchange program students will pay the Partial Exchange Program Fee to Appalachian State.  BUAP will cover the housing costs for students during the program. Students will be responsible for budgeting for their meals.

Financial

Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
  Semester
App Tuition & Fees based on your residency
Housing Partial Exchange Fee
1OIED Program Development Fee $200
HTH Worldwide Health Insurance $1.42/day
1The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.

Estimated Additional Costs
  Semester Academic Year
Airfare $700 - $1200  $700 - $1200 
Meals $800 - $1200 $1600 - $2400
1Personal Expenses $800 - $1500 $1600 - $301400
Books and Materials $100 - $200 $200 - $400
Local Transportation $100 - $200 $200 - $400
Visa (for US Citizens) $0 $36
Passport $150 $150
Appalachian Student Health Insurance $1110 $2220
2Personal Travel and Spending $500 - $1000 $1000 - $2000
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.  
2Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.

 

Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheets: FallSpringAcademic Year.

Financial Aid

The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.

Scholarships

OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.

Academics

BUAP's language of instruction is Spanish.  To locate course offerings please visit the BUAP website.

All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the BUAP program will be required to enroll in 12-18 credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.
 
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline OIED Approval Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.