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  • Locations: San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Year
  • Restrictions: NWU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Spanish Minimum GPA: 2.75
Housing Options: Dorm, Homestay Areas of Study: Art, Business, Communication, Graphic Design, Language, Law, Psychology, Public Relations
Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:

Study for a Semester or a Year in Mexico!

Campus Panorama
Madero University (UMAD), the first Spanish-speaking Methodist University founded on September 24th, 1982, is a higher education institution based on Christian principles and values. As a Methodist institution, UMAD believes education is the key to a better quality of life and improved social welfare.
In addition to taking classes for non-native Spanish speakers, students can select classes from UMAD’s four schools:
  • Business
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Engineering
Internships are also possible at UMAD.
UMAD is located in Mexico’s southeast, in the beautiful state of Puebla, surrounded by volcanoes and important archaeological sites. The fourth largest city in Mexico, Puebla has a population of two million; it is considered one of the most important and beautiful colonial cities in the country. The city of Puebla’s spectacular downtown has been declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Puebla is a good place to start learning about Mexican traditions and culture.
Academic Calendar
Fall semester (August-December)
Spring semester (January-May)
Academic year (August-May)
NWU students choose between three types of housing at Unviersity Madero.  All of them are pre-screened:
  • Single room in a home stay, includes two meals per day
  • A shared apartment or house with other students
  • A small apartment (with small kitchen and bathroom)

Housing costs will not be billed through NWU.  Students will submit their housing payment directly to UMAD.

For more information about housing options, please email . 
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Everything that helps you pay for NWU will still help you pay for your study abroad at UMAD. 
PLUS because UMAD is an Exchange program, students who choose UMAD qualify to apply for an NWU Education Abroad Grant.

Apply for an NWU Education Abroad Grant and learn about other study abroad scholarships.

Program Costs
Paid to NWU--you will pay NWU tuition and fees for the semester(s) you spend at UMAD.

Estimated Additional Costs
  Semester Academic Year
Airfare $700 - $1000 $700 - $1000
1Housing $1900 - $3000 $4500 - $9500
2Meals $500 - $2000 $1400 - $4400
3Essential Living Expenses $400 - $700 $800 - $1400
Books and Materials $100 - $150 $200 - $300
4Local Transportation $25 - $50 $50 - $100
Insurance $235 - $650 $375 - $1300
Visa (for US Citizens) $0 $40
Passport $135 $135
Estimated Total Additional Expenses                  $5770 - $10285 $10910 - $22335
5Personal Travel and Spending $500 - $1000 $1000 - $2000

1Housing expenses vary by where students choose to live.  Home stays include 14 meals/week.  The other housing options do not include food and for some utilities are extra.
2Students staying in home stays should budget at the lower end of the meals estimate.  Students living elsewhere should budget at the higher end.
3Essential living expenses include but are not limited to toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, etc.
4Students staying in home stays should budget at the higher end of the local transportation estimate.
5Personal Travel and Spending amounts vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that "additional costs" above are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc.  Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.

Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance.  When planning for estimated additional costs, students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.  Please email for additional information about estimated costs.
In addition to taking classes for non-native Spanish speakers, NWU students can select classes from UMAD’s four schools:
  • Business
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Engineering
Internships are also possible at UMAD.  Past students have been placed at the United Nations, Volkswagen Mexico, Porsche, Palace Resorts, Courtyard Marriott to name a few.
For more detailed course information and information about possible internship opportunities, please contact the Office of Global Engagement.
Spanish language requirements
Intermediate Spanish proficiency (more than 2 semesters of academic Spanish)
Outside the Classroom
Students who get involved beyond the classroom will expand their knowledge about Mexico significantly. UMAD’s international office facilitates many cultural visits ranging from city tours to archaeological sites to local and international factories in addition to activities like an international potluck meal. 
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline.  Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st.  After opening, the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page.  The UMAD application has a 2-part application process so students are encourage to complete their NWU application well before the listed deadline.

 For more information about deadlines and how to apply please email