The 6-week course "Social Realities in Mexico" with Universidad Iberoamericana is a program meant to sharpen awareness of the main development concerns and social challenges in Latin America. At the same time, participants acquire factual, technical and theoretical knowledge to undertake those challenges and strengthen their foundation skills through first-hand experience.

The key factors of the program are an appealing balance of academic and social activities, full immersion into the Mexican culture and society, and direct contact with experts, NGOs and the local population. 

Fields of study

  • Spanish language
  • Social work
  • Spanish language 
  • Development
  • History
  • Peace & Conflict studies
  • Political science
  • Public policy
  • Sociology
  • Environmental studies

More information regarding the course available can be found on host university website

Credit equivalent 

Social Realities in Mexico = 4 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if the Social Realities in Mexico course is successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the host university for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard Global Experiences Student Eligibility Criteria and the Iberoamericana eligibility criteria. 

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The program fee will cost you approximately $5,000 AUD. More information about program costs can be found on the host university website

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by late-October if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.


Accommodation is included in the program fee. More information about accommodation can be found on the host university website


Key Dates

Application Deadlines

Applications for this program have closed.

Program Dates

Start: 04 January 2020
End: 16 February 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad​
Location: Mexico City & Chiapas, Mexico
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate & Postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​