Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara (ITESO)

University Overview

Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara (ITESO) is known for its academic excellence, a profound concern for both local and global contexts, and its commitment to the improvement of people’s living conditions. Its comprehensive educational project looks to develop intelligence and sensitivity, to educate free and socially responsible young men and women for life, in an environment that is ideal for discovering and growing.

ITESO is the Jesuit University of Guadalajara. Founded in 1957, it belongs to a network of over 228 Jesuit universities around the world. They all share a 450-year-old tradition of Jesuit education, a tradition that has historically been at the center of world thought, known for educating leaders in all the fields of science and art.

Semester Calendar

Fall:  August – December
Spring:  January – May

Education Abroad Credits

Typically students take the equivalent of 12 to 15 credit hours abroad. Check with our office for more information about your specific options.

Students who are not proficient in Spanish may take one to three courses taught in English related to fields such as business, humanities and social sciences, plus Spanish language study at beginners or intermediate level. View the following link for a list of available courses taught in English instruction: courses in English

For students studying Spanish, they should have at least a B2 level and take any available class on campus for which they meet the prerequisites. All students take classes with ITESO students (with the exception of the Spanish language course).

Check the partner school’s website for additional offerings.

English Coursework Options

See sample coursework below and education abroad credits exchange students earned while abroad.

Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara (ITESO) (Mexico)  
Host Institution Course Title(s)UCA Course Code(s)UCA Course Titles(s)
Human RightsPSCI 4340Seminar Selected Topics
History of MexicoSPAN 3315Topics in Hispanic Studies
Man Facing DeathHONC 3310Honors Seminar
Mexican Art HistorySPAN 4396Hispanic Studies
Literature: Current and TrendsSPAN 4395Advanced Hispanic Literature
Dialogo Intercultural con MexicoSPAN 3340Intensive Oral Practice Abroad in Spanish
Fe y Cultura (Faith and Culture)SPAN 3315Topics in Hispanic Studies
Historia del Arte MexicanoSPAN 4396Hispanic Studies
Literatura Latinamericana ContemporaneaSPAN 3321Latin American Literature
Cultura de PazSPAN 3313Latin American Civilization
Society and EnvironmentSOC 3398Travel Seminar
Rights and Indigenous CultureANTH 3300Regional Anthropology
Dialogo Intercultural con MexicoSPAN 3315Topics in Hispanic Studies
Documentary FilmFILM 4373Documentary Production
Creation Workshop 1FILM 4392Topics in Film Production
Mexican CinemaFILM 4392Topics in Film Production
Spanish 201/202SPAN 2320/33402320 Intermediate SPAN III/ Intensive Oral Practice Abroad IN SPAN

Fact Sheet ITESO 2022

Assisting UCA Professor

Contact Dr. Alejandro González Landeros for more information on courses and credits.

agonzalez@uca.edu  |  501-852-2563  |  Irby 425  |   Department of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, & Cultures

Program Cost

UCA students pay regular tuition, and all scholarships and financial aid apply. For more information, view the Financial Aid Guide. Students should check with Financial Aid and the Office of Education Abroad for more information regarding the cost of a semester exchange.

Application Process

See our Semester Exchange Application page for a step-by-step overview of the application process. Please be sure to turn in all documents before the published deadlines.

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