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Guadalajara is the capital of the state of Jalisco and birthplace of many of the national symbols of Mexico, such as  mariachi music, tequila and charrería.  It is the second largest city in Mexico both in population, and in importance. Over the years, the city has earned a variety of nicknames: "City of Roses", "City of Fountains", "Royal City", or "Pearl of the West". The city offers a harmonious mix of modern urban design, antique architecture, and the cultural legacy of its traditions. These three elements make up a vigorous metropolis which invites us to visit, and to find out for ourselves why it amazes and seduces its visitors.

 

Housing

For incoming students who currently live outside of Guadalajara, there are student residences with all services. Here you can experience campus life in a safe environment:

 

Altovalle Residence for men

Calz. Nueva 6100 Col. Ciudad Granja, Zapopan, Jalisco.

36 27 12 57

Email: residencia@altovalle.mx

Website: www.altovalle.mx

 

La Barca Residence for women

Donizetti 423 Col. La Estancia

36 29 47 41

Email: info@residencialabarca.com

Website: www.residencialabarca.com

Living the city

Zapopan is the second largest municipality in Jalisco and the seventh most populated in the country.

 

Zapopan offers a variety of tourist attractions, including important religious shrines and high-end shopping malls. It also offers eco-tourism sites such as El Diente rock, and La Primavera forest, among others.

Zapopan is home to the best hotels in the metropolitan area, the largest entertainment centers, and museums which house expositions of local and international interest.

 

One of the most important religious celebrations in Mexico takes place in Zapopan. On October 12 each year, millions of people accompany their patron, Our Lady of Zapopan, on a pilgrimage as she returns to her traditional home in the Basilica of Zapopan.

 

Typical foods are the same as those found in other parts of the Metropolitan area, but with an emphasis on maize-based dishes. Zapopan was, at one time, one of the the most important producers of maize in the country.

 

To know more about the city, consult http://www.zapopan.gob.mx

Cost of life

Housing: 

1. Host family approx. 500 USD (MXN 6500) / month per student. Includes the following:  

  • Three daily meals
  • Weekly cleaning
  • Bed linen
  • All utilities (electricity, gas, water, internet)
  • Furniture and a closet

 

2. Shared apartment, approx. 300 USD (MXN 4000)/ month per student 

 

3. Individual apartment, approx. 500 USD (MXN 6500) / month

 

4. Student residence: approx. 300 USD (MXN 4000) / month per student

 

Includes the following: 

  • Wireless internet service
  • All utilities: electricity, gas, water, internet
  • Desk, dresser, closet
  • Furniture, dishes, cutlery
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Meals: 

  • Cafeteria menu: approx. 8.00 USD (MXN 100) per meal
  • Snacks: approx. 3.50 USD (MXN 40) 
  • Meals by semester: 1.600 USD (MXN 20,000) per semester 

 

Transportation:

  • Approx.  60 USD (MXN 780) per month

 

Books:

  • Approx. 500 USD (MXN 6,500 per semester), including books for language classes