International Friends

Mexican students that helps with logistics, participate in recreational activities of our programs, provide guidance and support for workshops and trips.

Airport Reception

Our “Amigos Internacionales” will be waiting for you on the designated arrival day at the Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City. They will help and guide you to find the bus to Puebla. You will be expected to cover the travel expenses. The approximate cost including bus ticket and taxi is $500.00 pesos ($25 USD). If you plan on arriving before the scheduled time, please inform your UDLAP study abroad coordinator.

Orientation Session

Orientation includes information on schedules, academic objectives, university rules, and advice on how to enjoy a fully pleasant and safe experience.

University’s dormitories

Single or double occupancy room in one of our four residences. All have a secure swipe-card entry system with 24-hour security presence, wireless Internet and are ideally located for easy access to academic, sport and recreational facilities at UDLAP campus. Meal plan included at the main cafeteria from Monday till Friday.


It’s possible to live with a Mexican family to learn more about the local people, culture and life in Mexico. Homestay includes a single room and three meals from Monday to Friday.

Workshops and trips

We provide cultural workshops and tourism activities to increase participant’s knowledge of Mexico’s ethnic, linguistic, historical and artistic diversity.

Workshops like Salsa and Cooking courses give students a deeper cultural experience. The trips include visits to museums, archaeological sites, historical sites, visits and interviews with artisans. All trips include: ground transportation, guides, entrance fees and shared accommodation.


It is important to know if your country requires or not a VISA to travel to Mexico.

Participants from countries and regions that require a VISA to travel to Mexico for purposes of recreation, business or non-remunerated activities in Mexico, that don't exceed 180 days, must request a Visitor’s Visa without permission to perform paid activities at any Mexican Consulate:

Foreigners who submit one of the following documents will not require Mexican visa:

  • Document attesting permanent residence in Canada, United States of America, Japan, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or any of the countries belonging to the Schengen area.
  • Current and valid visa of the United States of America.
  • Business traveler card of APEC (APEC) approved by Mexico.

Nationals of the following countries or regions do not require a visa to travel to Mexico:

You will be authorized a temporality to stay in Mexico for a maximum of 180 days period. For more information please contact the Immigration Services Office at UDLAP.

Safety in Puebla

UDLAP campus is the ideal place for students to live together in a healthy, safe and reliable environment. We are committed to the safety of our community and we work to make sure that all of our students are safe while enjoying their university life. Our security personnel located throughout the campus is responsible for:

  • Surveillance, control and information, access to facilities and external drives.
  • Care and support to all types of accidents and incidents on campus and external facilities.
  • Personal protection.
  • Parking: When entering, personnel must submit to the security and civil protection your UDLAP ID card.

Study Abroad Programs UDLAP

Universidad de las Américas Puebla
International Recruitment, 1-215
Ex Hacienda Sta. Catarina Mártir C.P.72810
San Andrés Cholula, Puebla, México
Tel. 52 (222) 229 20 00 Ext. 5222
Toll free number from the USA: 1 844 873 2970