The College of Business Administration has partnered with the UCF Latin American Studies Department to offer a unique study abroad program in Mexico. The academic program takes place at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY) in Mérida, the capital of the Yucatán. Study at a top ranking public university in Mexico and one of the oldest and largest universities in southern Mexico.
Mexico presents the perfect opportunity to study business in Latin America - the economy of Mexico is the 15th largest in the world in nominal terms and the 11th largest by purchasing power parity, according to the International Monetary Fund.
Mérida is the largest city of the Yucatán and one of the safest in Mexico. You can enhance your business studies with cultural knowledge of the history of the Mayan civilization through visits to the Mayan ruins at Uxmal, Chichen Itza and Maypa. And explore contemporary Yucatán in your daily life with your host family and local friends.
Students can choose from a variety of international business courses taught in Spanish at UADY. Students can earn 12-15 credits and fulfill the requirements for the International Business Minor or the Latin American Studies Minor. Students can stay the whole academic year and earn both minors!
- UCF GPA: 2.75
- Must be a pre-business or business major
- Must be in good standing (academic, conduct and financial) with UCF
- Must be registered full-time while participating in the exchange
- Must have at least one semester left to graduate, upon returning from your semester abroad
For general CBA study abroad inquiries, refer to this website: http://business.ucf.edu/study-abroad/
To discuss coursework, schedule an appointment with Denise Cordova, Interim Associate Director of International Programs, CBA, Denise.Cordova@ucf.edu
You can apply online for this program. Applications are approved on a rolling basis.
All applications will be reviewed and selected applicants will be notified of how to follow up. Assessment of the applications will be based on the academic qualifications of the applicant and how well the program fits with the courses that the applicant has taken. UCF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation and/or veteran status.Applications are approved on a rolling basis. When placement capacity is reached, the website will show 'Full' and applications will no longer be accepted. Students may be placed on the waitlist.
Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY)
Country Specific Information
IIE: A Student Guide to Study Abroad