Universidad Iberoamericana

Universidad Iberoamericana

Ibero campus
Program Type: Exchange

Universidad Iberoamericana, located in the south-western part of Mexico City, is acknowledged as one of Mexico’s top private educational institutions, widely known abroad for the high quality of its academic programs. IBERO's underlying aim is to safeguard, disseminate, and improve higher education by training the professionals, teachers, researchers and technicians our society needs. Mexico City, as the country’s capital, offers a multitude of cultural and historical attractions as well as a lively student life.

Deadlines

Approvals on an ongoing basis until 1-Mar: Fall
Approvals on an ongoing basis until 1-Oct: Spring

Early applicants receive preference.

Eligibility

  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Matriculation in a Bachelor's degree program
  • Advertising & Marketing Communications students must obtain academic advisement and the approval of the department chair/advisor. AMC students are eligible during their 6th or 7th semester.
  • Art History and Museum Professions students must obtain academic advisement and approval of the department chair/advisor. AHMP students may participate in their 6th semester.
  • Graphic Design students must obtain academic advisement and approval of the department chair/advisor. GD students may participate in their 7th semester. GD students must also drop off a portfolio to Prof. Frederun Scholz (D-315) with 12 pieces of recent work.
  • Textile/Surface Design students must obtain academic advisement and approval of the department chair/advisor. Students may participate in their 7th semester.

Course Information

A full-time semester credit load at Ibero consists  of 32-64 local credits. Major, related area, and liberal arts credit is available. Spanish language and certain minor courses may also be available to you, depending on your language level. As this is an exchange program, liberal arts courses may also be taken online at FIT at no additional expense. 

Courses taught in English 

Courses taught in Spanish | To navigate, choose your study level (“Licenciatura” = undergraduate; “Posgrado” = postgraduate) and your degree, click on “buscar”; please choose the option “SUJ (vigente)”. You will see the complete study plan of the chosen degree. By clicking on one of the courses you will be provided with detailed information. As an exchange student, you can participate in any of the courses offered at the Ibero (irrespective of the semester the course is assigned to in the Ibero study plan), as long as there are no special enrollment restrictions to a particular course and your language skills are sufficient.

Advertising & Marketing Communications:

Students may take major-area, related-area, and liberal arts courses with the department’s approval of the course equivalent. Students may take their full course load in English, though this will limit selection significantly. For any courses taken in Spanish, it is required to have a language certificate confirming B1 or B2 level. If B1, an intensive Spanish course must also be taken during the semester. The language certificate can come from the FIT professor confirming the CEFR level or a test taken at the Cervantes Institute office in NYC.

Art History & Museum Professions:

Students may take major-area, related-area, and liberal arts courses with the department’s approval of the course equivalent. Courses are taught in Spanish and it is required to have a language certificate confirming B1 or B2 level. If B1, an intensive Spanish course must also be taken during the semester. The language certificate can come from the FIT professor confirming the CEFR level or a test taken at the Cervantes Institute office in NYC. 

Graphic Design & Textile/Surface Design:

Students may take major-area, related-area, and liberal arts courses with the department’s approval of the course equivalent. Courses are taught in Spanish and it is required to have a language certificate confirming B1 or B2 level. If B1, an intensive Spanish course must also be taken during the semester. The language certificate can come from the FIT professor confirming the CEFR level or a test taken at the Cervantes Institute office in NYC.

Academic Calendar

Please view the most up to date information on the Ibero Academic Calendar. Typically the dates are from:

  • early August - mid-December (Fall semester)
  • beginning January - mid-May (Spring semester)

Students are generally expected to arrive the weekend before orientation begins.

Accommodations

Students are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements for the duration of their stay. Students have a number of housing options (individual or shared) through Ibero's Housing Services.

Study Visa

U.S. students going for one semester will not need to apply for a student visa, since they enter as tourists.

Other nationalities may be required to apply for a Study Visa for the duration of their stay in Mexico. Students are encouraged to carefully review the relevant Ibero website and the Consulate's Study Visa requirements. Supporting documentation will be provided after approval.

Health & Wellness

Health Insurance

FIT requires all students to be covered in the U.S. and internationally for the duration of their study abroad program. Two types of coverage are required:

1. FIT requires students to be covered abroad for the duration of their program. This policy is mandatory, therefore students cannot waive it.

  • Coverage abroad: UHC Study Abroad Insurance
    *Students will be enrolled and their myFIT accounts will be billed before start of program. More detailed information about coverage and claims processes will be provided post-approval.

2. FIT requires students to be covered in the U.S. for the duration of their program. Students may waive the Haylor insurance using the standard waiver process if they already have a U.S. based insurance policy with equal or better coverage.

Wellness & Support

Ibero offers a number of services to aid our students in attaining their academic, professional and personal objectives. Some of these services include immigration procedures after arrival and housing in Mexican residences, as well as individualized counseling programs for students away from their home countries. 

Program Budget

Ibero Financial Budget Sheet

A copy of this form may be brought to Financial Aid Services so that a careful review of your program costs may be completed by an assigned financial aid counselor.

Scholarships

See: Paying for Study Abroad

Application, Instructions & Preparations

How to apply

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