Gain insight into Mexican daily life and forge life long friendships by staying with a host family

Program Highlights

  • A variety of academic options accommodate intermediate to advance Spanish speakers
  • Study with Mexican and other international students, while earning SMC credit
  • Travel throughout Mexico! The program iincludes 3-4 excursions to different parts of Mexico on weekends and/or during school breaks
  • Stay connected to the Lasallian mission through community service work in partnership with De La Salle University, Cuernavaca and Caminando Unidos

Application Requirements

2.8 Major and Cumulative GPA, open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Note: This study abroad program is offered ONLY in the Spring Semester


SMC tuition and international room and board

Tuition & Fees $20,615
Room & Board (Board Included) $6,985
Travel (Estimated International Flight) $1,000
Student Visa  $30
Books (Estimated) $550
Personal Expenses (Estimated) $1,100
Study Abroad Deposit $600
Security/Housing Deposit N/A
Application Fee N/A



Students live with Mexican Host Families as a means to enhance students' Spanish skills and their understanding of Mexican culture.  Students will be matched with a host family to ensure satisfaction.  Families will provide meals, laundry and a familial living environment for a deep language and culture immersion experience.




Host University

Universidad Internacional (UNINTER)

List of Courses Offered


List of Pre-Approved UNINTER Courses, Click Here

*Transfer Credit Approval forms are not required for pre-approved courses. Courses listed under each institution do not reflect all courses offered. Any course not listed must be approved by way of a Study Abroad Transfer Credit Approval form


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Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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