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The understanding of the world,
its cultural diversity, interdependence,
problems common to all nations,
and the ability to work in a creative
and professional manner

These aspects embody the task

universities work for.
At the University of Colima, we see social responsibility as a
commitment to sustainable progress, both locally and globally, with
a mandate to promote social and human development in harmony
with ethical, moral, equity, and social justice values.
We have therefore formulated our internationalization
policy with the aim of ensuring the conditions that enable our
academic staff and students to understand, work, contribute to, and
coexist successfully in the society of knowledge and in multicultural
A university that views itself as a responsible institution
today must ensure that its students have the expertise as well as the
personal and social skills required by the new working world in a
global, diverse, and multicultural society.
The social responsibility principle also requires us to organize the
scientific activity so that we can decisively contribute to the solution
of global problems and help students access global knowledge.
Promoting culture is a task that enables us to help broaden
cultural and intercultural knowledge both inside and outside
the University. This is the environment that visiting professors
and students will find at the University of Colima, an institution
committed to human and academic quality; a community that is
glad to welcome you. Welcome to the University of Colima.

MC Jos Eduardo Hernndez Nava

Studying at the University of Colima gives foreign students
the opportunity to develop an international perspective
which will have a positive impact on their professional and
personal lives. At the University of Colima, we believe that
international education offers foreign students multicultural
environments, opportunities for academic development, the
fine arts, and sports, all of which contribute to comprehensive
personal growth based on global understanding and local
courses of action.
The skills we believe will be the direct result of an
international education are the development of abilities to
work in multicultural settings, willingness and competence
to work in multidisciplinary groups in order to communicate
and use new technology as a tool for self-learning, and the
acquisition of new approaches towards understanding and
solving problems.
The commitment to preparing better people and
excellent professionals is an added value outlined among
the objectives of the University of Colima. In this respect,
the values that the University holds in high regard and
are promoted in all academic events and processes are the
following: respect for autonomy, diversity, solidarity, equity,
and social justice.
Visiting students will enjoy our Universitys
environment and will fall in love with the City of Colima
and its people.
Thank you for choosing the University of Colima.

M. Sc. Genoveva Amador Fierros

Head of International Affairs
and Academic Cooperation
Throughout time, Mexico has had different names: Tenochtitlan, Nueva
Espaa, and Mexico. The word Mexico derives from the word mexitilli,
which in Nahuatl means the navel of the maguey. According to the
Constitution of 1917, the countrys official name is United Mexican States
(Estados Unidos Mexicanos).
The Mexican Republic is a country where natural landscapes
abound in a wide variety of climates, flora, and fauna. It is located in North
America, and its richness is seen not only in nature, but also in ethnicity
and culture.
Like Mexico, there is no other, as the old saying goes, and the
truth is that few places have the vast variety of climates that we have. It can

be said that without taking too many roads and within driving distance we
find tropical, desert, and temperate zones, thus encouraging fishing, cattle
breeding, industry, and mining. Mexico is bordered by natural rivers and
mountains, such as the Rio Grande to the north and the Suchiate River to
the south.
We are therefore aware that Mexico has qualities and charac- OF COLIMA
teristics that render it a land full of life, with an amazing capacity for
development and a disposition that comes from its people, who work The University of Colima is in the State of Colima, on
every day to make it a country of accomplishments.
Mexicos west coast, facing the Pacific Ocean. Colimas most
In addition, Mexico is a country of stark urban and rural
contrasts, as it is a land consisting of an interesting ethnic mixture resulting distinctive landmarks are its volcanoes: the Fire Volcano and
from the fusion of different groups: Spanish, indigenous, and mestizo (of the Nevado Volcano (snow-capped), which harmonize with
mixed race) people. In this country, there has been an understanding and Colimas countryside.
a syncretism of races for the past 500 years, which will continue to exist; Colima is also the name of the capital city. Colimas
in some cases, there will be a majority of mixed race, while in others the
indigenous culture will be strengthened.
capital is home to the largest share of the population of the
It should be noted that the essence of Mexico is reflected in its state, and it is well known for its customs, preserved and
customs, the education of its people, and the great sense of responsibility transformed throughout time. Some of these customs are
of its academic institutions. the production of local sweets and typical beverages, such as
tuba, tejuino, ponche, and tepache.
Almost 75 percent of the surface of Colima is covered by mountains and
hills. These belong to the Sierra Madre del Sur, one of the three most
important mountain ranges in Mexico. Visitors will therefore share in
the splendor of Colimas foliage and age-old mountains while having the
opportunity to take part in extreme sports or simple walks through the

The weather is hot during most of the year, although there are variations.
On the coast, the average temperature is 25C, with a maximum of 36C,
while in the north; the minimum temperature is 7C. The average annual
rainfall is 983 millimeters.

Water bodies
The most important rivers are the Cihuatln and the Coahuayana, in
addition to the Armera, which flows out to Boca de Pascuales.
The main lakes and lagoons are Cuyutln, Alcuzahue, and Amela. In
the vicinity of the Fire Volcano, the following lakes are found: La Mara,
Carrizalillo, El Jabal, and El Calabozo.

As in most of Mexico, Colima has a mestizo and indigenous population.
According to the national housing and population census of the National
Institute of Statistics, Geography, and Informatics (INEGI) carried out in
2010, the State of Colima has 650,555 inhabitants: 327,765 women and
322,790 men.
UNIVERSITY Internationalization policy
At present, the University works with a quality institutional plan. Its
OF COLIMA internationalization policy is aimed at being committed to the preparation
of its professors and students in order to understand, work, contribute, and
coexist successfully in the society of knowledge, as well as in multicultural
Mission statement settings.
The University is a member of organizations whose main
The mission of the University of Colima, as a social, public, and
autonomous organization, is to contribute to the transformation of objective is academic cooperation and that promote international,
society through the comprehensive education of high school students, intercultural, and global competencies which gives us the opportunity to
professionals, scientists, and creators of excellence, and to actively promote help students enhance their professional profiles.
the creation, application, preservation, and dissemination of scientific That is why, the University of Colima is a member of the National
knowledge, technological development, and the manifestations of the fine Association of Universities and Higher-Education Institutions (ANUIES),
arts and culture, within a framework of institutional transparency and the Mexican Association for International Education (AMPEI), the
timely accountability. Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration
(CONAHEC), the Inter-American University Organization (OUI), the
Vision statement towards 2030 International Association of Universities (IAU), University Mobility in
Asia and the Pacific (UMAP), the Union of Universities of Latin America
In 2030, the University of Colima is an institution that is globally
recognized as one of the best universities in the country as a result and the Caribbean (UDUAL), the Higher Education Common Space
of its quality and relevance, which fulfills its social responsibility by (ECOES), the Ibero-American University Association for Graduate
systematically and creatively contributing to the equal, democratic, and Studies (AUIP), Confrence des Recteurs et des Principaux des Universits
sustainable development of the state, the nation, and the world. du Qubec (CREPUQ), the Network of Universities with business sector-
Latin America, Caribbean and Europe (REDUE-ALCUE).
Institutional values Agreements
The values and principles that give meaning to our institutional life are
freedom, equality, critical and cooperative attitude, humanistic and We have signed 434 academic and scientific-collaboration agreements
democratic spirit, tolerance, responsibility, respect, honesty, and ethics. with various higher-education institutions, aside from those linked with
our institutional peers in networks. Our partner institutions are place
in 36 countries: Argentine Republic, Austria, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada,

INTERNATIONAL Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia,
Norway, Panama, Peoples Republic of China, Peru, Plurinational State
of Bolivia, Puerto Rico, Republic of Colombia, Republic of Costa Rica,

Republic of Cuba, Republic of Ecuador, Republic of El Salvador, Republic
of India, Republic of Korea, Rumania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan,
Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and Uruguay.
The University of Colima was founded in 1940. It has an
academic population of 27, 005 students (13,814 high school,
12, 670 bachelor and 521 postgraduate) and 2,186 professors
(745 high school, 1, 441 bachelor and postgraduate). It offers
66 undergraduate programs and 37 graduate programs.
The Secretariat of Education of the Government of Mexico,
known as SEP, certifies the high quality of the programs of
the University of Colima annually.
Universidad de Medelln
International Partners (Agreements) Universidad de Murcia
Universidad de Nario
Universidad de Palermo
Aalborg University La Federation des Ecoles Superieures Universidad de Passo Fundo
Akita International University DIngenieurs en Agriculture Universidad de Salamanca
Algoma University La Johannes Gutenberg Universitt Mainz Universidad de Sevilla
ANUIES-CREPUQ, Malm University Universidad de Valparaso
Bangkok Univerity McMaster University Universidad de Zaragoza
Brandon University Mount Royal University Universidad del Cauca
Busan University of Foreign Studies Nebusens, S.L. Universidad del Salvador
California State University North University of China Universidad del Turabo
Catholic University of Daegu Northern Illinois University Universidad del Valle
Celal Bayar University Ohio State University Universidad Eafit
Centro de Investigacin MANES de la UNED Oklahoma State University Universidad Estatal de Omsk F.M.
Centro Estadual de Educao Tecnolgica Pai Chai University Dostoyevski
Paula Souza Pantoja Arquitectos, S.A.S. Universidad Externado de Colombia
Centro Internacional de la Cultura Escolar Physical Education Foundation of India Universidad FASTA de la Fraternidad de
(CEINCE) PLYSTD, S.C.P. Agrupaciones de Santo Toms de Aquino.
Cheongju University Pontificia Universidad Catlica del Per Universidade Federal do Cear
China University of Political Science and Law Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Universidad Femenina de Ewha
Chulalongkorn University Pyeongtaek University Universidad Mariana
Conferencia de Rectores de las Sanzpont Arquitectura SCP Universidad Mayor de Chile
Universidades Espaolas. Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science Universidad Miguel Hernndez de Elche
Corporacin Universidad de la Costa and Technology Universidad Nacional de Chilecito
Corporacin Universitaria Lasallista School of Global Studies, University of Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Corporacin Universitaria Minuto de Dios Gothenburg, Sweden Universidad Nacional de Crdoba
Dallas International Music Academy Southwest University of Science and Universidad Nacional de Cuyo
Dankook University Technology Universidad Nacional de Educacin
Danubius University Technische Hochschule Deggendorf a Distancia
Ecole Nationale Suprieure de Chimie Thammasat University Universidad Nacional de la Plata
de Clermont-Ferrand The State University of New York Universidad Nacional de Lans
cole Nationale Suprieure des Trent University Universidad Nacional de Lujn
Telcommunications (TELECOM Paris) Universidad Andina del Cusco Universidad Nacional de Quilmes
Ecole Nationale Suprieure des Mines Universidad Autnoma de Chile Universidad Nacional de Villa Mara
de Paris Universidad Autnoma de Madrid Universidad Nacional del Altiplano de Puno
Ensamble Studio Universidad Autnoma de Occidente Universidad Nacional del Chaco Austral
Escuela Superior Politcnica de Chimborazo Universidad Bernardo OHiggins Universidad Nacional del Litoral
European University Viadrina Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Universidad Nacional del Sur
Florida State University Universidad Catlica del Norte Universidad Ort Uruguay
Fundacin ISTHMUS Universidad Central Martha Abreu Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Fundacin Universitaria Luis Amig de Las Villas Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies Universidad Complutense de Madrid - Universidad Politcnica de Madrid
Hochschulrektorenkonferenz de Alemania Escuela Universitaria de Estudios Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Inguran LLC Empresariales Universidad Rusa de la Amistad
Institut de Management Universidade Da Corua de los Pueblos
et de Communication Interculturels (ISIT) Universidad de Alcal Universidad Santiago de Cali
Institut National des Sciences Appliques Universidad de Alicante Universidad Santo Toms
de Rennes (INSA) Universidad de Antioquia Universidad Simn Bolivar
Institut des Sciences et Technologies Universidad de Bohemia del Sur Universidad Tcnica Particular de Loja
(Paris Tech) Universidad de Boyac Universidad Tecnolgica de Pereira
Institute of Hispanic Studies at Korea Universidad de Cdiz Universidad Via del Mar
University Universidad de Cantabria Universidade de Ribeiro Preto
Institute of Particle and Nuclear Studies at Universidad de Chiclayo Universidade de So Paulo
the KEK High Energy Acelerator Research Universidad de Costa Rica Universidade de Vigo
Organization. Universidad de Especialidades Tursticas Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina
Instituto Cervantes Universidad de Extremadura Universidade Federal de Uberlndia
Instituto Federal de Educacin, Universidad de Granada Universidade Municipal de So Caetano
Ciencia y Tecnologa Universidad de Jan do Sul
Instituto Tecnolgico de Costa Rica Universidad de La Frontera Universidade Regional Integrada do Alto
International Secretariat of UMAP Universidad de La Laguna Uruguai e das Misses
Jilin Huaqiao University of Foreign Universidad de la Repblica Universit Degli Studi Di Firenze
Languages Universidad de la Serena Universit Degli Studi Di Foggia
Keimyung University Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Universit degli Studi di Padova
Khon Kaen University Universidad de Len Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona
Korea University Universidad de Los Lagos Universitat de Girona
Kristiania University College Universidad de Louisville Universitat Jaume I
Universidad de Mlaga
Universitat de les Illes Balears Redue Alcue (Universidad Nacional Double-degree programs
Universitt Flensburg de Crdoba, Universidad Nacional de The University of Colima currently offers
Universitat Politcnica de Valncia Quilmes, Universidad Autnoma 17 double-degree programs, as options of
Universitat Rovira i Virgili De Entre Ros, Universidad Nacional de international education in undergraduate and
Universit de Cergy-Pontoise Tres de Febrero, Universidad Nacional graduate levels. Fields of these programs are:
Universit de Moncton de La Matanza, Univerisdad de Lujn, Economics, Tourism, Marketing, International
Universit de Toulouse ll Le Mirail Fundao Universidade Federal da Grande Business, Foreign Trade, Public Relations,
Universit Paris 8 Dourados, Universidad Nacional Heredia, Ocean engineering, Industrial Design, Law,
Universit Paris-Sud Universidad Tcnica Nacional, Universidad Psychology, Computer Science, and Chemical
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman Central de Chile, Universidad Austral de Science with the partner institutions that are
University of Applied Sciences Hochshule Chile, Universidad de los Lagos, Universidad located in France, Thailand, United States,
Ostwestfalen- Lippe Antonio Nario, Universidad Tcnica Panama, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Spain, and
University of Calgary Particular de Loja, Universidad Francisco Italy.
University of Central Arkansas Gavidia, Universidad de las Islas Baleares,
University of Illinois Springfield Universidad de Alicante, Universidad Academic Networks and
University of Iowa
University of Kings College
de Granada, Universidad Politcnica
de Pachuca, Universidad Autnoma
international joint projects
University of Prince Edward Island Metropolitana, Instituto Politcnico in cooperation
University of Regina Nacional, Universidad Nacional Autnoma Faculty members undertake joint activities
University of Southampton de Mxico, Universidad Autnoma with Academic Networks and International
University of South Florida de Yucatn, Universidad de Colima, Cooperation Projects with their colleagues
Utsunomiya University - Faculty Universidad Nacional de Asuncin, in more than 126 institutions based in 46
of International Studies Universidad Le Cordon Bleu, Pontificia countries. We have 52 research projects of
Varna University of Management Universidad Catlica del Per, Universidad international collaboration and work in 64
Wichita State University Andina del Cusco, Asamblea Nacional de international academic networks. The processes
Yunnan University Rectores, UDUAL, RED OTT). and outcomes resulting from these endeavors
Zhejiang International Studies University Red Iberoamericana de Investigacin en are jointly published in international journals.
Universiti Utara Malaysia, (en gestin) Educacin en Enfermera: Universidad
Autnoma del Estado de Mxico,
Courses taught in English
The Bachelors Degree in International
Some of our Networks of Universidad de Jan y Universitat
Business and a bilingual preparatory school
Internacional de Catalunya, Espaa.
cooperation Red FLACAM Foro Latinoamericano de
are currently the two English program options
Red PAME-UDUAL for international students. Besides that, 69
Ciencias Ambientales Ctedra Unesco para el
Red de Universidades Argentinas y other courses taught in English are being
Desarrollo Sustentable (Red FLACAM).
Mexicanas (MAGMA). offered within 10 regular academic programs
Programa Jvenes de Intercambio Mxico - Foreign language programs in the fields of Marketing, Foreign Languages,
Argentina (JIMA) Our foreign language programs are open to local Economy, Tourism, Science, and Mechanical
Red PIMA and foreign students who may be involved in a and Electrical Engineering. Candidates may
Red N+I multicultural classroom in the same way they ask about these courses before sending the
International Secretariat of UMAP would find their natural environment during application form.
Columbus Association their career, once they graduate. Our language
Red Paris Tech: Institut des Sciences et program allows students to practice, listen,
Technologies speak, and write in a student environment that
Red de los 5 Institutos Nacionales de Ciencias resembles the scene of a school abroad. The
Aplicadas y las doce Universidades Mexicanas courses are English, French, German, Italian,
(MEXFITEC-INSA) Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Nhuatl, and
Socios de la Federacin Gay-Lussac (Escuela
Nacional de Qumica de Lille-Escuela
Products of international
Nacional de Qumica de Montpellier-Escuela collaboration
Nacional de Qumica, Biologa y Fsica de Teaching methods
Bordeaux y Escuela Nacional de Qumica de Academic-collaboration has enabled us to
Clermont Ferrand (MEXFITEC) innovate education, at least in the fields of
100 000 Strong in the Americas (Evaluation health science and architecture. Since 1999, the
of Volcanic Hazards: Merging Laboratory and University started transferring from a traditional
Field Based Learning) University of Colima, education towards a student-centered approach
University of South Florida, Michigan by implementing Project-Based Learning,
Technological University. Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and Small-
Red ALACAURP Group Learning (SGL), which has also been
Asociacin Latinoamericana de Carreras implemented in some other study areas within
Universitarias de Relaciones Pblicas, A.C. our institution. These efforts have supported the
Red ENLACES autonomous learning development, the use of
Espacio Latinoamericano y Caribeo de ICT, problem-solving skills, and collaboration
Educacin Superior through teamwork, besides the second language
Red BRAMEX learning.
Student-Mobility Program II. Documents required:
This program enables visiting students-whether 1. Foreign student application form.
foreign or Mexican-to stay at the University of 2. Nomination letter issued by the home uni-
Colima for one or two semesters, after which versity.
the credit points obtained are recognized and 3. Transcript of records
transferred to the students home universities. 4. A letter of motivation explaining why the
There are 66 undergraduate programs to choose student is interested in the mobility program.
from in addition to one associate degree. 5. An ID-sized photo.
These programs are taught at 31 schools in the 6. Recommendation letter from a professor.
fields of Health, Agriculture, Administration, 7. Photocopy of an ID, INE (for Mexican stu-
Science, Education, Humanities and Fine Arts, dents), or valid passport (for
Engineering and Technology, Law, and Political foreign students).
Science. III. Procedure for the submission of the
application and the documents required:
There are two categories The mobility application form and its
of visiting students documents will have to be sent to the
Direccin General de Relaciones Inter-
Academic-exchange students
nacionales y Cooperacin Acadmica
There are agreements with national and
(Office of International Affairs and Acade-
international institutions, which allow exchange
mic Cooperation) of the University of
students to pay for their registration fees and
Colima by the head of international relations
tuition at the home university. These students
(or equivalent) at the visiting students home
will be entitled to all the benefits that are
provided to local students.
Once the student is admitted, the Office
of International Affairs and Academic
International students
Cooperation will send the home university
The students interested in studying a whole
the letter of acceptance and a brochure about
program seeking a degree or a given
our University.
academic period at the University of Colima,
IV. Subsequent arrangements:
not necessarily as part of any exchange
Upon arrival in the University of Colima, the
agreement, and wish to have their credit
visiting student will be required to deliver
points recognized and transferred to their
the following documents to the International
home institution, are welcome to come to
Affairs and Academic Cooperation Office:
study, covering the corresponding tuition
1. A copy of the student visa for foreign stu-
fees and, of course, will be entitled to all the
benefits that are provided to local students.
2. A copy of medical insurance with inter-
I. Requirements for participating in
national coverage in the case of foreign
the student-mobility program
students, or a copy of the vigencia de
(To study a part of the curriculum)
derechos, document issued by the Mexican
1. Completion of at least one academic year at
Institute for Social Security (IMSS) in the
the home university.
case of Mexican students.
2. Outstanding student performance.
3. Spanish-language oral and written com-
prehension (for non-English taught pro-
Delegacin Manzanillo Delegacin Colima Facultad de Enfermera
Facultad Ciencias Marinas Facultad de Letras y Comunicacin Lic. en Enfermera
Lic. en Oceanologa Lic. en Comunicacin Facultad de Trabajo Social
Ing. Ocenico Lic. en Letras Hispanoamericanas Lic. en Trabajo Social
Lic. en Gestin de Recursos Marinos Lic. en Periodismo Delegacin Coquimatln
y Portuarios Lic. en Lingstica Facultad de Ciencias Qumicas
Facultad de Ingeniera Electromecnica Facultad de Derecho Qumico Farmacutico Bilogo
Ing. Mecnico Electricista Lic. en Derecho Ing. Qumico en Alimentos
Ing. en Mecatrnica Facultad de Contabilidad y Administracin Ing. Qumico Metalrgico
Ing. en Sistemas Computacionales Contador Pblico Facultad de Ingeniera Mecnica y Elctrica
Ing. en Tecnologas Electrnicas Lic. en Administracin Ing. Mecnico Electricista
Facultad de Contabilidad y Administracin Instituto Universitario de Bellas Artes Ing. en Sistemas Computacionales
Lic. en Administracin de Empresas Lic. en Danza Escnica Ing. en Mecatrnica
Contador Pblico Lic. en Msica Ing. en Sistemas Electrnicos
Lic. en Informtica Administrativa Lic. en Artes Visuales y Telecomunicaciones
Lic. En Gestin de Negocios Digitales Facultad de Psicologa Facultad de Ingeniera Civil
Escuela de Comercio Exterior Lic. en Psicologa Ingeniero Civil
Lic. en Comercio Exterior Facultad de Ciencias de la Educacin Ingeniero Topgrafo Geomtico
Lic. en Aduanas Lic. en Educacin Especial Facultad de Arquitectura y Diseo
Escuela de Turismo y Gastronoma Lic. en Educacin Fsica y Deporte Arquitecto
Lic. en Gestin Turstica Lic. en Educacin Media con Especialidad Lic. en Diseo Grfico
Lic. en Gastronoma en Matemticas Lic. en Diseo Industrial
Facultad de Medicina
Delegacin Tecomn Mdico Cirujano y Partero Delegacin Villa de lvarez
Facultad de Ciencias Biolgicas Lic. en Nutricin Facultad de Pedagoga
y Agropecuarias Escuela de Mercadotecnia Lic. en Pedagoga
Ingeniero Agrnomo Lic. en Mercadotecnia Facultad de Lenguas Extranjeras
Lic. en Biologa Lic. en Publicidad y Relaciones Pblicas Lic. en Enseanza de Lenguas
Facultad de Contabilidad y Administracin Facultad de Ciencias Polticas y Sociales Escuela de Filosofa
Lic. en Administracin Lic. en Administracin Pblica Lic. en Filosofa
Lic. en Informtica Administrativa y Ciencia Poltica Facultad de Turismo
Contador Pblico Lic. en Relaciones Internacionales Lic. en Gestin Turstica
Lic. en Gestin de Negocios Digitales Facultad de Telemtica Facultad de Economa
Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria Ing. en Telemtica Lic. en Economa
Mdico Veterinario Zootecnista Ing. en Software Lic. en Negocios Internacionales
Facultad de Ciencias Bachelors in International Business
Lic. en Matemticas Lic. en Finanzas
Lic. en Fsica
Lic. en Ciencia Ambiental y Gestin
de Riesgos**
Internships in Colima
Six-month Internships
Visiting students can come to learn in the frame of our Internship Program for a six-month period, which gives them the opportunity to be involved in
the community, in ONGs, institutions or companies academically linked to the University.

Faculty Area Place

Associations related to the defense and respect of human rights of people from the
Faculty of Social Work Associations
region of Colima.

Restaurants Local and food chain restaurants located within the state of Colima.
Faculty of Tourism and Local and chain-brand hotels located within the state of Colima and other places such
Gastronomy Hotels
as Guadalajara, Cancun, and Nayarit.
Hospitals A Private hospital in the city of Colima.
Customs, custom
Faculty of Foreign Trade brokers, and logistical Private companies located in the city of Manzanillo.
service organizations.
Faculty of Political and Social Options available on this website:
Government Agencies
Government ministries located within the state of Colima, such as SAGARPA, CFE, and
Government ministries
Faculty of Economy the Villa de Alvarez City Hall. As well as private companies and Centro Univerisitario
and private companies.
de Estudios e Investigaciones sobre la Cuenca del Pacfico.

Faculty of Medicine Public hospitals Public hospitals located within the state of Colima.

Summer Internships
If you are seeking an unforgettable experience which will create a positive impact, being part of a Mexican company or laboratory as an intern, this is
the perfect program for you.

Areas City Main information Period/ dates

Manzanillo International students may strengthen their training by being 8 weeks

and Colima integrated into real learning scenarios within the tourism industry. From May to July

The international trade internship allows student to apply and

reaffirm the knowledge acquired in the classroom on economic
International issues, correct use of terms, instruments, proper application of 8 weeks
Trade customs law, document analysis, financial reporting, and also From May to July
use free trade agreements, negotiation techniques, and adequate
development in public.

International students will conduct research led by top researchers

in the areas of natural products, organometallic chemistry, 4 weeks
Chemistry Coquimatln
pharmaceutical chemistry, analytical chemistry, material science, In August
and medicinal chemistry.

This internship has been designed for international participants to

understand the Healthcare System in Mexico, either for observing 8 weeks
Medicine Colima
medical procedures, or for understanding the basic elements of the From May to July
public health system in Mexico.

International students will develop activities in community locations

such as welfare centers, childrens homes, community centers,
Multidisciplinary 8 weeks
Colima nurseries, and schools to promote the positive development of
Community Care From June to July
children, adults, and the elderly, especially those living in situations
of risk and vulnerability due to socioeconomic status.
Postgraduate Research Lines

Centro Universitario de Investigaciones Biomdicas

Research lines
Molecular and Cellular Biology, Pharmacology, Physiology and Biophysics, Biomedicine, Clinical Epidemiology, Epidemiology and Biology of
Communicable Diseases, Molecular medicine of Chronic degenerative diseases, Physiology and Pathology of glucose metabolism, and Experimental
Biology .

Centro de Investigaciones Sociales

Research lines
Culture and Communication, History, and Sociology.

Centro Universitario de Estudios e Investigaciones sobre la Cuenca del Pacfico

Research lines
Economy and Education in the Pacific Rim countries, Chinas Economy, Tourism in the Pacific Rim, Intellectual property in member countries of
APEC, ASEAN, and Public Policy and competitiveness for the development of the Pacific Rim countries.
Centro Universitario de Investigacin y Desarrollo Agropecuario

Research lines
Soil Fertility, Biologic Control, Systems of Agricultural Production and Forestry, and Biotechnology.
Centro Universitario de Investigaciones en Ciencias del Ambiente

Research lines
Atmospheric Physics, Satellite Meteorology and Real Time Volcano Monitoring, Climate Variability, and Satellite Detection of Heat Islands.
Centro Universitario de Estudios e Investigaciones de Vulcanologa

Research lines
Characterization and Mitigation of Seismic and Volcanic Risks, Geophysical Methods Applied to Active Volcanoes, and Volcanic and Tectonic
Centro Universitario de Investigaciones Oceanolgicas
Research lines
Coastal Oceanology, Dynamics of Water Bodies, Aquaculture of Commercial Species, Marine Product Biotechnology, Port development, and
Environmental Impact.
Facultad de Arquitectura y Diseo

Research lines
Habitability of Architectural Space, Appropriate Technologies, Urban Design, Urban Management, and Architectural Heritage.
Facultad de Ciencias y Centro Universitario de Investigacin en Ciencias Bsicas

Research lines
Mathematical Models in Biology, Differential Geometry, Harmonic Analysis, Material Science, Particle Physics, Nonlinear Physics, Environmental
Science and Risk Management, Cosmology, Neutrino Physics, Orthogonal Polynomials, and Physics Beyond the Standard Model.
Academic calendar Evaluation procedures
Bachelors degree: the study program lasts Graduate programs: the graduate committee
four to five years. responsible for each program determines these
The academic year is divided into procedures. Typically, in Bachelors degrees,
two semesters, each comprised of 18-20 weeks evaluation includes exams, assignments,
of classes. practical participation, and projects. In all cases,
Semesters 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 (February-July). students must abide by the Universitys school
Semesters 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 (August-January). and exchange regulations. The grading scale
is numerical, from 0 to 10, being 6 the lowest
Deadlines for the passing grade and 10 the highest.
submission of applications There are several evaluation periods
Applications from North America, Mexico, during the semester. They are divided into
Europe and Asia: partial evaluations (the number depends on
For a stay between the months of August and each faculty) and one end-of-term evaluation.
December, submission of documents up to Students are exempted if they receive an average
June 3rd deadline. grade of 8 (with a minimum score of 24 points
For a stay between the months of January and at the end of the course) resulting from the total
July, submission of documents up to October partial evaluation periods, without any failing
15th deadline. grades. Attendance of lectures is a determining
Applications from Latin America and the Ca- factor in giving students the right to present
ribbean: exams. Students are required to attend a
For a stay between the months of August and minimum of 80 percent of lectures.
December, submission of documents up to
May 4th deadline.
For a stay between the months of January
and July, submission of documents up to
September 28th deadline.
Academic workload
of students
Full-time students: 25 to 30 class-hours
on average per week (depending on the
students courses of study).
Academic credits
Value of credits depends on the study plan
field since the curriculum at the university is
in transition. These are two ways of achieving
academic credits:
Traditional curriculum
1 hour of theory per week during one
semester: 2 credit points.
1 hour of practice per week during
one semester: 1 credit point.
Curriculum from 2014
1 hour in classroom or lab a week during one
semester: 1 credit point.
Educational Model
The educational model is geared towards the
education of responsible and caring citizens,
the production and dissemination of socially
relevant knowledge, and social participation
in promoting sustainable human development,
under an ethical and environmental
management of the institution. The approach
is humanistic, from a focus on meaningful
learning and development of professional skills
for life through a flexible scheme that allows
students to build their own school career
With regard to graduate studies, the University of Colima offers specialties, masters degrees, and doctorate programs. Our masters degrees are two-
year programs after which students are required to complete a thesis in order to obtain their degree. In addition to the submission of a thesis, those
students enrolled in professional-orientation programs are required to take a final examination. Doctorates combine seminars and research aimed at
enabling students to prepare their doctoral dissertation. The officials responsible for each program establish admission and evaluation processes.

Delegacin Manzanillo Facultad de Trabajo Social Facultad de Enfermera

Facultad de Ciencias Marinas Maestra en Gerontologa Especialidad en Enfermera Quirrgica
Maestra en Ciencias del Mar Facultad de Letras y Comunicacin Delegacin Coquimatln
Facultad de Contabilidad y Administracin Maestra en Estudios Literarios Mexicanos Facultad de Ciencias Qumicas
Maestra en Alta Direccin Facultad de Medicina Doctorado en Ciencias Qumicas
Escuela de Comercio Exterior Especialidad en Anestesiologa Facultad de Ingeniera Mecnica y Elctrica
Maestra en Ciencias Administrativas Especialidad en Ciruga General Maestra en Ingeniera
Especialidad en Ginecologa y Obstetricia Maestra en Ingeniera de Procesos
Delegacin Tecomn Especialidad en Medicina Familiar Facultad de Ingeniera Civil
Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria Especialidad en Medicina Integrada Maestra en Ciencias de la Tierra Geomtica
Maestra Interinstitucional en Especialidad en Medicina Interna y Gestin de Riesgos
Produccin Pecuaria Especialidad en Pediatra Facultad de Arquitectura y Diseo
Facultad de Ciencias Biolgicas y Agropecuarias Especialidad en Traumatologa y Ortopedia Maestra en Arquitectura
Maestra Interinstitucional en Maestra en Ciencias Fisiolgicas Maestra en Arquitectura Bioclimtica
Agricultura Protegida Maestra en Ciencias Mdicas Doctorado Interinstitucional en Arquitectura
Facultad de Contabilidad y Administracin Doctorado en Ciencias Fisiolgicas
Maestra en Alta Direccin Doctorado en Ciencias Mdicas Delegacin Villa de lvarez
Facultad de Ciencias Polticas Facultad de Turismo
Delegacin Colima Maestra en Ciencia Poltica y Especialidad en Direccin
Facultad de Derecho Administracin Pblica de Organizaciones Tursticas
Doctorado Interinstitucional en Derecho Doctorado en Ciencias Sociales Maestra en Competitividad Turstica
Maestra en Derecho Facultad de Telemtica Facultad de Economa
Facultad de Contabilidad y Administracin Maestra en Computacin Maestra en Gestin del Desarrollo
Maestra en Ciencias Administrativas Maestra en Tecnologas de Informacin Doctorado en Relaciones Transpacficas
Maestra en Alta Direccin Facultad de Ciencias Facultad de Comercio Exterior
Facultad de Psicologa Especialidad en Ciencias del Ambiente Maestra en Desarrollo Corporativo del
Doctorado Institucional en Psicologa Gestin y Sustentabilidad Comercio Internacional

Muhammad Shafiq Nicolas Musolino Goualo Lazare Flan

Student from Pakistan Student from the Universidad Student from the Republic
International student at the University Nacional de Cordoba of Ivory Coast.
of Colima (2016-2018) Student exchange program at the
(Argentina) University of Colima (2012-2014)
My experience in University of Colima is more
Student exchange program at the
excellent than I expected. I found the students, University of Colima (2016) I am from the Republic of Ivory Coast. Through
administrative staff, and the entire professor academic mobility, I had the possibility to enter
staff ready to help me in any case, at any time. I never thought I could feel so comfortable at the Masters program in Political Science and
As the culture of Mexico and Pakistan are the University of Colima since it is very different Public Administration offered by the Faculty of
totally different in almost everything, it was from the one I come from, back in Argentina. Political and Social Sciences of the University
very difficult for me to settle all the things at The University of Colima made it easy for me of Colima. As a graduate student of this
the beginning but thanks to the University to come here. The infrastructure, faculty, staff university, I am grateful for this achievement
of Colima, especially International office and classmates are incredible. The University and proud to have done my studies at the
administration, they found a beautiful house is clearly ready to welcome foreign students, so University of Colima. The academic experience
and a very loving Mexican family for me with this has been one of the best experiences I have here has been a great opportunity for personal
whom I never felt that I was far from my family lived. I thank the University of Colima for the and professional growth, due to the quality of
in another corner of the world. great welcome, I feel like I a true loro. education at the University.
The University of Colimas School of Literature and Communication offers the Academic Spanish The University of Colima offers year-round
for Foreigners Program (EAPE), which enables students to enroll in three different Spanish customized courses intended for groups
proficiency levels for learning purposes: beginners, intermediate, and advanced. Each group is coming from Mexican or foreign universities,
comprised of a maximum of 20 students. institutions, and companies interested in
EAPE is mainly intended for those students who, because of academic or personal reasons, need learning about Mexicos culture, language, and
to learn Spanish or improve their knowledge. tourist environment.
The EAPE courses start in three different months: January, May and September. Every course
runs for 12 weeks. Students take 23 hours of classes per week at each level. The contents of the
What does it involve?
course include grammar, composition, conversation, and culture. The intermediate and advanced
These are customized courses, whose design
levels also include literature.
responds to the specific characteristics and
EAPEs complementary activities include:
needs of the group. For example: professors
An introductory session to the University of Colima.
who go out to teach their group of students for
A tour of the facilities on campus.
a class while making sure that they learn about
Visits to places of historical, tourist, and cultural interest.
the Mexican culture at the same time; or the

students may be joined by their professor so
Applicants are required to:
that they can take classes at the host institution
Be at least 18 years old
and learn about language and culture. There
Submit a letter explaining why they wish to enroll in the EAPE program.
are also groups that study several fields, such
Submit a photocopy of their valid passport.
as business, tourism, etc.
Submit a nomination letter issued by the applicants home university (if appropriate).
Take a placement test (once in Colima).
Attend an interview with the EAPEs academic coordinator.
When are these courses offered?
Since these courses are independent of the
Submit a resume.
rest of the academic programs offered by the
Pay the corresponding tuition fees.
University, potential participants may choose
the courses dates and content, as well as the
The EAPEs total fee is USD$1,700, which covers the following:
kind of accommodation they wish to have
(host families or paid accommodation).
12-week course.
Visits to various places of historical and cultural interest. Which services are provided?
The program includes the following com-
Deadline for the submission of applications: plementary services: Reception at the Gua-
Three months prior to the commencement of classes. dalajara airport and travel to Colima, welcome
The EAPEs fee does not cover accommodations, or meals (see the corresponding section in this session, customized cultural activities for the
document). group: cultural tour of the city, excursions,
cooking classes, etc.
We work in close collaboration with
several institutions that vouch for the quality
of our programs and services. The prestige and
extensive experience of our University explain
why various foreign universities have placed
their trust in the University of Colima.

Contact information
M. Sc. Genoveva Amador Fierros
Ms. Cecilia Garca, B.A.
The design of the course enables students to enroll in two different levels
of Spanish language proficiency for learning purposes: intermediate
and advanced. The level is determined by a placement test taken by the
students upon arrival in Colima. Each group is comprised of a maximum
of 20 students.

Broad objective
The students will learn Spanish reading and writing skills until
they reach the proficiency level required for each level. At the end of the
course, they will be able to understand the language when listening to it
and express their ideas in oral and written form, as is required from a
student taking a regular undergraduate course at the University of Colima.
In addition, they will learn some aspects of the Mexican culture, such as its
customs and traditions.

Period or term 5 WEEKS during the Summer.

Four hours, Monday through Friday From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Saturday Cultural activities

Hours Theory: 24
Practice: 88
Cost of the 5-week course USD$1,400.00
It includes: Registration
Cultural activities
(historical places)
Tour of the University campus
Welcome and introduction

Applicants submission deadline

Two months prior to the commencement of classes.

Contact information
M. Sc. Genoveva Amador Fierros
Head of International Affairs and Academic Cooperation
University of Colima

Ms. Cecilia Garca, B.A.

Coordinator of programs for international students
University of Colima
IMPORTANT Documents required by the National
Migration Institute:
Visit the site:

INFORMATION Cost of living

The monthly cost of living in Colima amounts to $8,000 MXN including
Visas for foreign students scholar and personal needs. Eventually it may vary depending on the
Once officially admitted into the University of Colima, foreign students students choice of accommodation services and leisure activities.
are required to apply for a student visa in order to enroll in the Universitys Accommodation
academic program. Visit: Visiting students attending the University of Colima may join the
Applications for a student visa must be submitted to the Mexican Universitys Host Family and Paid Accommodation Program, by paying
consulate or embassy closest to the students place of residence. Applicants the corresponding operation fee. However, students may also make their
are also required to submit an academic letter of acceptance issued by the own accommodation arrangements, although when this option is chosen,
University of Colima. it will be the sole responsibility of the visiting student.
Upon arrival in the University of Colima, the students will first
contact the office of the General Director of International Affairs and Lodging
Academic Cooperation, where the foreign students will be required to At the International Affairs and Academic Cooperation Office, we take it
leave a photocopy of their passport and students visa. The staff of this upon ourselves to find the student a place where he or she may be able to
office will provide the students with information regarding academic life interact with young people from other cultures. The costs of lodging vary
at the University of Colima. The staff will also introduce the students to depending on what is offered by the hosts, in addition to the possibility of
the academic authorities of the program they have chosen. Afterwards, including meals for the student.
the attorney of the University of Colima will provide the students with The service offered by the University of Colima is exclusively
information concerning their appearance before the National Migration concerned with placing the student, which means guaranteeing the
Institute, based in Manzanillo, where the students will enter their data into student a safe place to stay with people who have agreed to abide by certain
the National Registry of Foreigners. operation rules for the benefit of visitors. Everything related to the service
during the stay should be discussed directly with the service provider.
Glorieta San Pedrito, Manzanillo (Inner port)
Telephone: + (52) 314- 33 262 62
Host families
Living with a family from Colima offers the chance to live alongside
people from other cultures. In other words, in addition to living with the
Spanish or English language requirement family, you may also have the opportunity to live with another visiting
In order to be admitted into the Universitys regular programs, students student from a different country. This program is important, since it
are required to show an above average command of Spanish for carrying makes it possible to experience the Mexican culture up close, and in the
out academic tasks. For Programs taught in English 560, points of TOEFL case of those coming to learn Spanish, it is the option we most strongly
are required. recommend.
The minimum stay of a visiting student in the Host Family
Medical-insurance requirement option is of at least one month.
All international students are required to have international medical
insurance with wide coverage throughout their stay in Mexico.
Mexican students are required to submit a document called Vigencia de
Derechos del IMSS, which ensures medical insurance in Colima.
Arriving to Colima
By air
International flights
The international arrivals that are closest to the City of Colima are those in
the cities of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Guadalajara, and Manzanillo, whose
airports receive direct international flights.
National flight
Mexico-Guadalajara: approximately 45 minutes by plane
Mexico-Colima: approximately 1 hour by plane*
Mexico-Manzanillo: approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes**
*The name of the national airport closest to the City of Colima
is Miguel de la Madrid. It is located in Buena Vista, Cuauhtmoc, Colima,
and it takes 15 minutes to get there from the City of Colima. Telephone: +
(52) 312-31-4-41-60.
**The name of the international airport of the State of Colima
is Playa de Oro, and its address is Kilmetro 42, carretera Manzanillo-
Barra de Navidad. It is situated 112 kilometers from the City of Colima.
Telephone: + (52) 314- 33-4 12-26.

By land
It is possible to get to the bus stations of the cities of Colima and Manzanillo
by bus from any city in the Mexican Republic. There are several bus-
service providers offering various services, timetables, and fares.
Arriving at the bus station or the airport
It is important to inform the University of Colima of the time at which
the student will arrive and the mode of transport he or she will use, in
order to offer transportation from the airport or the bus station to the
students new home. A fee is charged for this service, which will be
reported in advance by the General Direction of International Relations
and Academic Cooperation.
International Affairs and Academic
Cooperation Office

Avenida Universidad 333

Colonia Las Vboras, C.P. 28040
Colima, Colima, Mxico
Telephone + (52) 312 316 1063 / 316 1000, ext. 34201

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Correction of texts in English: Yul Ceballos

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