Education Abroad in Mexico

As our closest international partner, the opportunities that Mexico offers UT Austin students are endless. Build a professional network, immerse yourself in a new culture or learn Spanish for less than it costs to attend UT Austin.

Why Mexico?

  • Strong business and cultural ties to Texas
  • Low cost (semester programs cost LESS than study in Austin)
  • Excellent universities with a variety of academic offerings
  • Rich and diverse culture, art and history
  • Expand your professional network
  • Learn Spanish, the world's 3rd most spoken language

Programs in Mexico


Mexico city at night.

Mexico City

This capital city is a cosmopolitan metropolis, home to 23+ million inhabitants, 300+ museums, numerous archeological sites, and something for everyone.

Semester, Summer, Faculty-led and Internship opportunities:




Queretaro is a colonial city of 500,000 inhabitants surrounded by a wealth of natural and recreational sites. The extraordinary architecture and multi-ethnic population demonstrate why the city is designated as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Semester, Summer and Internships opportunities:

Multi-colored Merida sign in Mexico.


A modern, cosmopolitan city of 1 million inhabitants located on the Gulf Coast, Merida offers museums, art galleries, restaurants, shops and a taste of Mayan heritage.

Semester, Summer, and Internship opportunities:


Students give the hook 'em horns while wearing 'Take the World by the Horns' t-shirts in Oaxaca, Mexico.


Projects for Underserved Communities (PUC) is a year-long, three course sequence where students work with international communities to assess, design, and implement development projects.

Application Deadlines

Maymester programs: November 15

Summer faculty-led: February 1

Summer exchange and affiliated and Semester Plus: February 15

Fall exchange and affiliated programs: March 1

Spring exchange and affiliated programs: October 1


Education Abroad Blog

Student, Veronica Rivera, stands on balcony overlooking city in Mexico.

"When you hear of study abroad, most people’s immediate reaction is to think of Europe, Spain and almost anywhere on the other side of the hemisphere. That’s what I thought. The beauty of being able to study in a country like Mexico, is that you not only get to learn about your neighbor’s history, economy, cultures and traditions, you get to learn a lot about yourself, too." -Veronica Rivera

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