Information And Support Services
The UAG, concerned about the academic progress of its students, their personal well-being, and success in integrating an overall international experience, offers an Orientation Session and support services as well as continue assessment by the bilingual staff at the International Exchange Department or by specialized professionals on request. Continue reading
I. The Orientation Sessions take place at the beginning of each term or program,
and include such topics as:
a) Health: professional staff will give you tips on how to keep healthy and what to do in case of illness.
b) Security: a consular officer explains the services available in the city, and warnings and recommendations for a pleasant stay.
c) Academics: members of the International Exchange Department explain the schedule, registration and credit transfer procedures.
d) Others: Immigration matters, information about the city, local transportation, campus facilities, leisure and extracurricular activities.
II. International Club
In order to help students coming to UAG from other countries to achieve a well-rounded, enriching and pleasant experience, the UAG has created an International Club made up of students. Its mission is to provide foreign students with opportunities to integrate into college life and into the social and cultural environment of different cultural through sports and social activities such as:
- A Conversation Group
- A Cooking Group
- Soccer, basketball, tennis, swimming and other tournaments
- Trips to movie teathers and musical concerts
- Participation in art and cultural festivals in the city
- A folklore dance group
Besides trips into town, there will be opportunities to join in several fieldtrips to important cultural and historic sites in Mexico City, Guanajuato, Michoacán, and to the most typical places in the state of Jalisco: Lake Chapala, the town of Tequila, Tlaquepaque (an arts and crafts town), and so forth. These optional trips are offered at a moderate cost.
The UAG does not have dormitories but the International Exchange Department has a list of approved families who offer excellent room and board to UAG international students. If you make a reservation, the family will secure the room for you for the term. There are definite advantages in living with families because students can practice their Spanish, learn more about Mexican culture, and experience a different way of life.
IV. Visa Information
Prospect students from different nationalities shall contact the Mexican Government diplomatic representation in their own countries in order to receive advice concerning the length and type of visa according to the program they want to participate in.
V. Housing Anywhere
Students that go on exchange or internship and want to rent out their room can use the housing platformwww.HousingAnywhere.com. You can earn some extra money for your exchange by renting out your room, and you will help UAG University with increasing the supply of short-stay housing for the incoming exchange students.
Also if you live with your parents, you can use this platform to rent out your room as a “home stay”: most parents like to host an international student for 1 semester; ask them first of course before doing it!
www.HousingAnywhere.com is free to use and it operates on a student-to-student basis.
Feel free to use this webpage as well to rent out your room during summer (to students doing a summer course / summer internship in our city).