UDLAP, University of the Americas Puebla
- 13 May 2021
UDEM offers many different programs in different business fields, but the one most recognized is the International Program. The program has a multicultural edge and a highly demanding academic experience. Additionally, UDEM has received different accreditations over the years for their remarkable work to improve the quality of education in Mexico. These have been awarded by the Council Council for the Accreditation of Higher Education and Federation of Private Mexican Institutions of Higher Education.
Universidad de Monterrey has one campus located in the area San Pedro Garza Garcia in Monterrey. This is one of the nicest areas of the city. The campus itself is nothing like what you are familiar with. It’s not just a building with a cafeteria and some classrooms. To improve the quality of your education and for students to have fun the campus is equipped with multiple libraries, an indoor and outdoor stadium, a supermarket, outside areas to relax and enjoy the weather and much more.
If you are totally into sports then this will be a university you will love. UDEM participates in different sports such as soccer, futsal, basketball, volleyball, track and field, swimming, tennis and more. Would you like to stand side by side with the mascot the Trojan and defeat other universities? This would be your chance!
What’s incredible about this university is that the students also put the effort in helping other students become a better version of themselves. Different student groups strive to “generate competence and leadership, raising the student’s potential so they can transform society and transcend in it”. There’s also a Center for Leadership and Challenge, where they organize large outdoor team building exercises that will help you develop competition and teamwork skills. Studying at UDEM does not mean boring classes!
Monterrey is located in the North East of Mexico and is surrounded by many high mountains. One of the mountains called Cerro de la Silla is often climbed and being at the top gives you a mesmerizing view of the city. You have to wake up early though, climbing for 3 hours in the hot sun is only for the diehards among us. Monterrey is one of the warmest major cities in Mexico with an average max temperature of 27.5 degrees Celsius (including night temperatures!). If you arrive in January you should not be surprised by people having BBQ’s at the pool with a temperature of 21 degrees Celsius.
To enjoy the beautiful weather many go to Park Fundidora. This is an incredible public park with an area of 142 hectares and contains an indoor arena, thematic Sesame Street park and enough nature to relax after a long week at your internship or university. In the forest around Monterrey you can find (or better not find) cacomistles, foxes, rattlesnakes, deers and even black beers.
Although the weather invites you to swim all day with a nice cocktail on the side, there will be times that you will have to change your flip flops for proper shoes and go explore the city. One of the most eye-catching sights is the Macroplaza in the city center. This belongs to on the world’s largest squares and is the cultural heart of Monterrey with stunning monuments, green areas and monumental buildings. Other names on your bucket list should be the mountain Cerro de la Silla, the university Tec de Monterrey, Paseo Santa Lucía, Parque Fundidora and Barrio Antiguo.