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					UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA METROPOLITANA
COORDINACIÓN GENERAL DE VINCULACIÓN Y DESARROLLO INSTITUCIONAL




             SUMMER AT THE UAM:
SPANISH COURSE FOR FOREIGNERS,
LANGUAGE AND MEXICAN CULTURE
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1.       HOME                                                                                          3
2.       OUR COURSE                                                                                    4
3.       CAMPUS                                                                                        8
4.       DATES AND HOURS                                                                               10
5.       ACCOMODATION                                                                                  10
5. 1     ACCOMODATION SUGGESTIONS                                                                      11
5. 1. 1 HOTELS                                                                                         11
5. 1. 2 HOSTELS                                                                                        13
6.       ONLINE ENROLLMENT                                                                             18
6. 1     CONDITIONS                                                                                    18
6. 2     COST                                                                                          18
6. 3     REQUIREMENTS TO REGISTER                                                                      19
6. 4     ENROLLMENT AND PAYMENT                                                                        19
6. 5     ACCESS FOR REGISTERED STUDENT                                                                 20
7.       CONTACT                                                                                       20
8.       USEFUL LINKS                                                                                  21
9.       FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)                                                              23




       Prolongación Canal de Miramontes No. 3855 . Col. Ex-Hacienda de San Juan de Dios, C. P. 14387 México, D. F.
                     Phone: 52 (55) 5483 4000 Ext. 1905, e-mail: spanishcourse@correo.uam.mx
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1.       HOME
         The Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) is a public university with 37 years of
experience, founded on the idea of innovation. With a strong link to our social environment, our
flexibility has helped us maintain our place in the vanguard of higher education. It is among Mexico’s
top universities.
         UAM is organized around a General Vice-chancellorship with five independent campuses
(Azcapotzalco, Cuajimalpa, Iztapalapa, Lerma y Xochimilco).
         The University offers 75 undergraduate degrees and 75 graduate programs. The UAM works
with more than 450 public and private institutions around the world and has official relationships with
6 international universities.
         The UAM has an excellent international reputation, shown by its renowned results in research,
development, and literary production, as well as by its more than 130 foreign students from around the
world.




     Prolongación Canal de Miramontes No. 3855 . Col. Ex-Hacienda de San Juan de Dios, C. P. 14387 México, D. F.
                   Phone: 52 (55) 5483 4000 Ext. 1905, e-mail: spanishcourse@correo.uam.mx
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2.     OUR COURSE
       Upon arrival, we will give you a pleasant welcome where you will get to know your professors
and will discover that Mexico has a great cultural wealth of Mesoamerican ethnic groups.




       Beyond the excellent Spanish language classes, the course will cover Mexican history, art,
architecture, and archaeology, as well as significant aspects of some ethnic groups Otomíes and
Mexicas and a brief understanding of the Mayas.




     Prolongación Canal de Miramontes No. 3855 . Col. Ex-Hacienda de San Juan de Dios, C. P. 14387 México, D. F.
                   Phone: 52 (55) 5483 4000 Ext. 1905, e-mail: spanishcourse@correo.uam.mx
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       You will get to know the most important parts of Mexico City and its surroundings, interacting,
always, with the language you are learning. During these cultural tours you'll have the opportunity to
visit a great deal of important historic buildings through the program Ventanas Arqueológicas
(Archaeological Views). You'll visit the Templo Mayor Museum, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the
National Palace, the National Museum of Anthropology and History and the Popular Culture Museum.




    Prolongación Canal de Miramontes No. 3855 . Col. Ex-Hacienda de San Juan de Dios, C. P. 14387 México, D. F.
                  Phone: 52 (55) 5483 4000 Ext. 1905, e-mail: spanishcourse@correo.uam.mx
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       You will walk down tree lined streets, through beautiful parks, and along grand boulevards with
famous statues and monuments. You will be able to make artistic works and taste the varied Mexican
cuisine.




       You will visit archaeological sites (Cuicuilco and Teotihuacan), typical places (Xochimilco and
Zumpango) and talk to indigenous groups (Mazahuas and Otomíes). You will travel to the magical city
of Taxco. You'll ride to all of these fascinating places in the comfortable and safe UAM buses.




     Prolongación Canal de Miramontes No. 3855 . Col. Ex-Hacienda de San Juan de Dios, C. P. 14387 México, D. F.
                   Phone: 52 (55) 5483 4000 Ext. 1905, e-mail: spanishcourse@correo.uam.mx
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          And, in your free time, you'll be able to explore Mexico City's cafés, restaurants, markets, street
life, and its extensive and varied nightlife. Mexico City is a progressive city and its people are open to
all nationalities, ethnic groups, and lifestyles.


          At the UAM you will:
         Experience and learn about the Mexican culture from an integrated approach that combines
          theory and practice of the Spanish language through direct contact with the city, its people, and
          its cultural life.
         Practice the Spanish language by a total immersion context, enriching the learning experience
          through contact with different Mesoamerican ethnic communities.
         Explore the different forms of non-verbal communication that exist in our great country.
         Identify the UAM as an educational institution committed to Mexico's cultural heritage.




        Prolongación Canal de Miramontes No. 3855 . Col. Ex-Hacienda de San Juan de Dios, C. P. 14387 México, D. F.
                      Phone: 52 (55) 5483 4000 Ext. 1905, e-mail: spanishcourse@correo.uam.mx
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3.     CAMPUS
       The UAM Summer Course will take place at the Cuajimalpa Campus, Baja California Building
located at 200 Baja California St., in the Colonia Roma. The Colonia Roma is one of Mexico City's
most beautiful, interesting, and safe neighborhoods. The campus is close to all forms of public
transportation including the Metro, Metrobús, Buses, Secure Taxis, and even Mexico City's bike
system.




       The Colonia Roma has elegant Art Nouveau buildings on every corner as a testament to the
architectural grandeur of Porfirio Díaz’ era. You can still picture the ladies of the period strolling along,
dressed in all their finery and wearing flamboyant hats.
       The neighborhood’s origins date back to the colonial period with the founding of the Hacienda
de la Romita, where there is still a small chapel among a network of narrow lanes and a beautiful, small
plaza at its entrance. After the hacienda’s lands were divided during the Díaz period, the area was split
up into many lots and became known as a Colonia. At that time the growing middle and upper classes
were moving out of the city’s historic center and creating new neighborhoods that they named colonias,
a term derived from the first European settlements in America, for these new subdivisions were
comprehensively mapped out and fully followed Western urban planning criteria.


     Prolongación Canal de Miramontes No. 3855 . Col. Ex-Hacienda de San Juan de Dios, C. P. 14387 México, D. F.
                   Phone: 52 (55) 5483 4000 Ext. 1905, e-mail: spanishcourse@correo.uam.mx
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       Over the years some wealthy families began to build large, French-style mansions in the area,
such as Casa Lamm, which is a major cultural center, the Edificio Río de Janeiro, and the
Apartamentos Balmori, among the countless beautiful buildings that have been declared cultural
heritage sites by Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes.




       The Colonia Roma also boasts several elegant streets, such as Avenida Álvaro Obregón, where
there is a wide central promenade surrounded by high ash trees and punctuated by fountains and
classical sculptures, and Calle Orizaba, where you can visit the Templo de la Sagrada Familia that
links two beautiful parks each with fountains, where one of them, the Plaza Río de Janeiro, is of
particular note. This square is home to one of the world’s only two exact bronze replicas of
Michelangelo’s David, and also hosts sculpture exhibitions featuring the best of contemporary art.



     Prolongación Canal de Miramontes No. 3855 . Col. Ex-Hacienda de San Juan de Dios, C. P. 14387 México, D. F.
                   Phone: 52 (55) 5483 4000 Ext. 1905, e-mail: spanishcourse@correo.uam.mx
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        The area is now enjoying a period of renaissance. Old buildings are slowly being restored with
their architectural appearance left intact while being put to new uses as apartments, cafés, art galleries,
specialist design and fashion stores, and even as boutique hotels.




4.      DATES AND HOURS
        The UAM Summer course will begin on August 1st and end on August 27th, 2011. Spanish
language courses will take place from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and the Mexican Culture and History
Program will occur from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.




5.      ACCOMMODATION
        Mexico City has a great number of offerings for all income levels including:
•    Hostels with shared rooms (from 4 to 10 people) for about $9 USD per day (7 €).
•    Hostels with private rooms for 2 or 3 people from $18 USD per day (13€).
•    Four Stars Hotels with rooms from $55 USD per day (38€).
•    All of the options include breakfast.
•    The hostels and hotel that the UAM recommends are about 10 minutes from the Baja California
     Building.

      Prolongación Canal de Miramontes No. 3855 . Col. Ex-Hacienda de San Juan de Dios, C. P. 14387 México, D. F.
                    Phone: 52 (55) 5483 4000 Ext. 1905, e-mail: spanishcourse@correo.uam.mx
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5. 1         ACCOMMODATION SUGGESTIONS
5. 1. 1 HOTELS


HOTEL ROOSEVELT
287 Insurgentes Sur, on the corner of Insurgentes and Yucatán Avenue, Colonia Hipódromo Condesa,
C.P. 06100
Phones: 52086813 / 52083606
Web: www.hotelroosevelt.com.mx
Single room with breakfast $50 USD (€ 35)
Double room with breakfast $ 74 USD (€ 50)
       •     This 3-star hotel offers a range of guestrooms and services, and is strategically located in the
             Roma neighborhood, making it ideal for business and leisure travelers alike. It has a high level
             of service and visitors can enjoy the rooms available in various sizes and layouts. Services
             include restaurant, valet parking, laundry service, Wi-Fi, safe boxes, etc.




HOTEL LISBOA
273 Cuauhtémoc Avenue, Colonia Roma, C.P. 06700. México, D.F.
Phone: 55747088
Web: www.hotellisboa.com.mx
Single room with breakfast $55 USD (€38)
Double room with breakfast $63 USD (€44)
       •     Hotel Lisboa offers comfortable rooms and first-class amenities in a great location in the Roma
             neighborhood. Its spacious guestrooms and tastefully decorated suites have private bathrooms,
             cable TV, room service, sofa beds, Wi-Fi, mini-bar, restaurant, valet parking, laundry service,
             etc.




           Prolongación Canal de Miramontes No. 3855 . Col. Ex-Hacienda de San Juan de Dios, C. P. 14387 México, D. F.
                         Phone: 52 (55) 5483 4000 Ext. 1905, e-mail: spanishcourse@correo.uam.mx
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HOTEL STANZA
13 Álvaro Obregón Avenue, between Morelia and Frontera, half a block from Cuauhtémoc Avenue,
Colonia Roma, México D.F.
Phones: 52080052 / 50800049
Web: www.stanzahotel.com
Single room with breakfast $63 USD (€44)
Double room with breakfast $67 USD (€46)
   •     A 4-star, 4-diamond hotel nestled in the Roma neighborhood’s cultural corridor. The rooms
         have free Wi-Fi access, complimentary coffee kit, cable TV, safe box, hair dryer, ironing
         facilities, gymnasium, restaurant, lobby bar, computers in lobby with 24-hour access, free
         parking.




HOTEL MARBELLA
205 Frontera, Colonia Roma, C.P. 06700. México, D.F.
Phone: 52648016
Web: www.hotelmarbellamexico.com
Single room with breakfast $65 USD (€45)
Double room with breakfast $70 USD (€48)
   •     A 4-star hotel, ideal for families as well as national and international business travelers, with
         accommodation ranging from single rooms to junior suites. The comfortable amenities include
         a restaurant, a fully equipped conference room, free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel, air
         conditioning, telephone and fax. Friendly, bilingual staff at the reception desk.




       Prolongación Canal de Miramontes No. 3855 . Col. Ex-Hacienda de San Juan de Dios, C. P. 14387 México, D. F.
                     Phone: 52 (55) 5483 4000 Ext. 1905, e-mail: spanishcourse@correo.uam.mx
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HOTEL SEGOVIA REGENCY
328 Chapultepec Avenue, Colonia Roma. México, D.F.
Phones: (55) 5525-0388 / 5208-8634 / 5525-0389
Web: www.hotelsegovia.com.mx
Single room with breakfast $45 USD (€31)
Double room with breakfast $58 USD (€40)
   •     Guestrooms with carpets, electronic locks, safe boxes, cable TV, telephone, bathroom,
         ventilation and heating systems. Restaurant, video bar, business center, Internet access, meeting
         room, fax, laundry service. Enjoy the first-class service, cleanliness, maintenance, comfort,
         quality, room service, and free parking.




5. 1. 2 HOSTELS


BED & BREAKFAST
145 Durango. On the corner of Durango and Tonalá. Colonia Roma
Phone: 52075585
Señor Ángel Ortiz
Web: www.bedandbreakfastmex.com
         •    40 beds
         •    The Hostal Bed & Breakfast has 2 shared guestrooms for 10 people each: $10 USD (€7)
              and $13 USD (€9) Per person per night (VAT included)
         •    1 private guestroom for 2 people, double bed: $34 USD (€23) per person per night, (VAT
              included)
         •    1 single guestroom $21 USD (€14)
         •    6 double guestrooms with shared bathroom $36 USD (€25)
         •    1 suite with private bathroom, double sofabed, private entrance, with kitchen: $55 USD
              (€38)
       Prolongación Canal de Miramontes No. 3855 . Col. Ex-Hacienda de San Juan de Dios, C. P. 14387 México, D. F.
                     Phone: 52 (55) 5483 4000 Ext. 1905, e-mail: spanishcourse@correo.uam.mx
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       •   Internet
       •   Cafeteria, kitchen
       •   Hot water 24 hours
       •   3 electric showers
       •   7 shared bathrooms
       •   Breakfast: eggs any style, bread, jam, tea, and milk
       •   Terrace with outdoor grill.


HOSTAL CONDESA CHAPULTEPEC
53-A Cozumel Street. Colonia Roma Norte.
Phone: 52111024
Arq. Bernardo Ortiz
Web: www.hostelcondesachapultepec.com
E-mail: hi.condesa-chapultepec@hotmail.com
       The Hostal Condesa-Chapultepec has 21 beds and various tariffs depending on the guestroom:
       •   2 guestrooms for 9 people: $18 USD (€12) per person per night (VAT included).
       •   1 guestroom for 3 people: $25 USD (€17) per person per night (VAT included).
       •   4 bathrooms
       •   1 kitchen
       •   Reading room, television room
       •   Two floors and a terrace
       •   The price includes Wi-Fi access and a continental breakfast served daily according to the
           hotel’s schedule
       •   Each bed has its own locker for guests to keep their belongings safe. We advise you to
           bring your own padlock
       •   Internet access is free of charge for guests and staff
       •   Free bike rentals –just leave your passport and a cash deposit

    Prolongación Canal de Miramontes No. 3855 . Col. Ex-Hacienda de San Juan de Dios, C. P. 14387 México, D. F.
                  Phone: 52 (55) 5483 4000 Ext. 1905, e-mail: spanishcourse@correo.uam.mx
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      •    24 hours reception desk service
      •    Airport transfer service provided for an extra charge


HOSTAL CONDESA CHAPULTEPEC PRIVANZA
20 Etla. Col. Hipódromo Condesa. Del. Cuauhtémoc.
Phone: 52111024
Bernardo Ortiz
Web: www.hostelcondesachapultepec.com
      •    The Hostal Condesa Chapultepec has 13 beds:
      •    9 guestrooms
      •    4 double guestrooms $58 USD (€40) per two persons per night (VAT included)
      •    5 single guestrooms $37 USD (€25) per two persons per night (VAT included).
      •    3 bathrooms
      •    1 large kitchen
      •    The price includes Wi-Fi access and a continental breakfast served daily according to the
           hotel’s schedule.
      •    The dormitories and guestrooms are very original and each is equipped for maximum
           comfort.
      •    Each bed has its own locker for guests to keep their belongings safe. We advise you to
           bring your own padlock.
      •    Internet access is free of charge for guests and staff.
      •    Free bike rentals –just leave your passport and a cash deposit
      •    Reading room, television room, kitchen
      •    The hostel is located in a safe neighborhood so that our guests can freely walk around the
           area
      •    24 hours reception desk.



    Prolongación Canal de Miramontes No. 3855 . Col. Ex-Hacienda de San Juan de Dios, C. P. 14387 México, D. F.
                  Phone: 52 (55) 5483 4000 Ext. 1905, e-mail: spanishcourse@correo.uam.mx
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HOSTAL CONDESA
197 Tamaulipas Avenue. Col. Hipódromo Condesa
Phone: 01(55) 5273-6851
E-mail: info@hostalcondesa.com
Daniela Quiñones
       The Hostal Condesa has 13 guestrooms and is comfortable place to rest and relax in the heart of
a popular neighborhood for locals and visitors alike.
       •    3 guestrooms with 4 beds: $12 USD (€8) per person per night (VAT included)
       •    10 private rooms, 5 with TV: 2 people $23 USD (€16) per night (VAT included); $18 USD
            (€13) per person per night (VAT included)
       •    4 bathrooms
       •    2 kitchens
       •    2 floors
       •    Continental breakfast and Wi-Fi access included


HOSTAL 333
333 Colima. Col. Roma
Phone: 52074842
Web: www.hostal333.com
Señorita Arely
       •    28 beds
       •    Hostal 333 has shared guestrooms for 4, 6 and 8 people: $9 USD (€6) per person per night,
            (VAT included)
       •    5 private guestrooms for 2 or 3 people. 2 of these guestrooms have private bathrooms $36
            USD (€25) and 3 have shared bathrooms: $27 USD (€19) per person per night (VAT
            included)
       •    2 fully equipped kitchens
       •    Internet access, cable TV, lockers
     Prolongación Canal de Miramontes No. 3855 . Col. Ex-Hacienda de San Juan de Dios, C. P. 14387 México, D. F.
                   Phone: 52 (55) 5483 4000 Ext. 1905, e-mail: spanishcourse@correo.uam.mx
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      •    Laundry service
      •    Breakfast, coffee and bread included
      •    Terrace with grill and bar
      •    50% payment in advance
      •    Invoices available.




HOSTEL HOME
303 Tabasco, between Medellín and Valladolid. Col. Roma
Phone: 55111683
Marco or Laura
Web: www.hostelhome.com.mx
      •    22 beds
      •    Hostel Home has 1 guestroom for 8 people: $15 USD (€11) per person per night (VAT not
           included)
      •    2 guestrooms for 6 people $14 USD (€9) per person per night (VAT not included)
      •    1 private room for 2 people, double bed, $15 USD (€10) per night (VAT not included)
      •    3 bathrooms
      •    1 equipped kitchen
      •    Internet access
      •    Breakfast included
      •    TV room, communal space, closed at midnight.




    Prolongación Canal de Miramontes No. 3855 . Col. Ex-Hacienda de San Juan de Dios, C. P. 14387 México, D. F.
                  Phone: 52 (55) 5483 4000 Ext. 1905, e-mail: spanishcourse@correo.uam.mx
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6.         ONLINE ENROLLMENT


6. 1.      CONDITIONS
•      Spanish Course for Foreigners students qualify as such once the UAM has received payment of the
       course fee.
•      The course fee should be paid when the UAM has confirmed acceptance of the registration.
•      No certificate will be issued unless registration has been duly completed and the registration fee
       paid.
•      Places are limited to 30 students.
•      Spanish Course for Foreigners reserves the right to cancel courses if the number of students does
       not reach the minimum required, and to close registration when the course is full.
•      On enrolling with Spanish Course for Foreigners, students agree to comply with the centre's code
       of conduct. Specifically, they undertake:
          to show due respect to the teacher, the classmates and the UAM administrative staff.
          not to carry out activities unrelated to academic work during class.
•      The UAM reserves the right to postpone the course if there are less than 10 students per group.
•      The deposit will be refunded only when there are less than 10 students per group and, therefore, the
       course is postponed, and/or there is any justifiable cause, such as a contingency in Mexico City or
       at the UAM Cuajimalpa Campus.




6. 2       COST
       The UAM Summer Course costs 1,250 dollars or 850€ and includes:
•      A Spanish language course with
•      an integrated Mexican History and Culture Program
•      Transportation to the different historical sites and excursions in and outside Mexico City,
•      Entrance fees on all excursions
•      Lunch, only from Monday to Saturday, inside or outside the Cuajimalpa Campus
         Prolongación Canal de Miramontes No. 3855 . Col. Ex-Hacienda de San Juan de Dios, C. P. 14387 México, D. F.
                       Phone: 52 (55) 5483 4000 Ext. 1905, e-mail: spanishcourse@correo.uam.mx
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•      Breakfast is included in the room and board cost of the hostel or hotel you choose
       Dinners and Sunday meals are not included.


6. 3      REQUIREMENTS TO REGISTER
•      Minimum age: 18 years old
•      Have an International medical insurance
•      You must go to the local Mexican embassy or consulate in order to apply for your visa. Not all
       nationalities are required to obtain a visa, if your stay is less than 6 months.
•      In order to enter Mexico, you must completely fill out the Forma Migratoria Múltiple or FMM.
•      For more information about visas and boarder control please visit the website of Mexico's
       Migration Institute: www.inm.gob.mx


6. 4      ENROLLMENT AND PAYMENT
•      Visit the website: http://www.vinculacion.uam.mx/spanishcourse/
•      Fill out the registration form and press Send
•      Download the Spanish Placement Test for Foreigners (.pdf editable format), save your answers,
       and send it to spanishcourse@correo.uam.mx.
•      The deadline for sending the placement test is July 6th, 2011.
•      Wait the letter of pre-acceptance, which will be sent to your e-mail address on July 8th, 2011.
•      When you receive the letter of pre-acceptance, you can deposit the course fee in the name of:
       UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA METROPOLITANA
          BANK:                                     BANAMEX
          BRANCH:                                   326
          ACCOUNT NUMBER:                           980318
          CLABE:                                    002180032609803183
          SWIFT:                                    BNMXMXMM



       Prolongación Canal de Miramontes No. 3855 . Col. Ex-Hacienda de San Juan de Dios, C. P. 14387 México, D. F.
                     Phone: 52 (55) 5483 4000 Ext. 1905, e-mail: spanishcourse@correo.uam.mx
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•      Then you should sent to spanishcourse@correo.uam.mx a digitized copy of:
                 The receipt’s bank deposit of the course fee
                 Your passport or official identification
                 The document that shows that you have international health insurance coverage for your
                  trip.
•      The deadline for sending the placement test is July 15th, 2011.


6. 5      ACCESS FOR REGISTERED STUDENTS:
•      On July 18th, 2011, after we have received the digitized copies referred above, we will send you
       the letter of acceptance to your e-mail address, by which you will know you are enrolled in the
       Spanish Course for Foreigners
•      For further information about the online enrollment, download and read the Students’ Manual (.pdf
       format) at: http://www.vinculacion.uam.mx/spanishcourse/




7.        CONTACT




                                      For more information, please contact:
                                               Armando Ortiz, M.P.E
                                          spanishcourse@correo.uam.mx
                                     www.vinculacion.uam.mx/spanishcourse




       Prolongación Canal de Miramontes No. 3855 . Col. Ex-Hacienda de San Juan de Dios, C. P. 14387 México, D. F.
                     Phone: 52 (55) 5483 4000 Ext. 1905, e-mail: spanishcourse@correo.uam.mx
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8.      USEFUL LINKS
•    Visit Mexico – Mexico’s Official Tourism Promotion Website:
www.visitmexico.com


•    Ministry of Tourism Website:
www.sectur.gob.mx


•    National Institute of Migration Website:
www.inm.gob.mx


•    Mexico City’s “Benito Juárez” International Airport Website
www.aicm.com.mx


        Mexico City’s “Benito Juárez” International Airport is the largest airport in Mexico and the
busiest in Latin America. Several international flights arrive each day –mainly from the USA, the
Caribbean, Canada, as well as some countries in Europe and Latin America. The airport is 10 km (6
miles) to the east of Mexico City’s downtown area. It has two terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2,
with buses and 8-seater vans connecting both.
        A subway line, buses, shuttles, and taxis connect the airport to the rest of Mexico. The subway
station is outside the terminal building across the parking area. Line 1 crosses most of the city, with its
terminal at Observatorio. Line 5 heads north toward the terminal of Politécnico. Line 9 goes to the
west of the city to Tacubaya. Line A goes south to La Paz. We advise you take authorized airport
taxis, which you can find on the arrivals floor outside the baggage reclaim area. More affordable
collective taxis are also available. Long-distance buses can be taken from the bus station by the ramp to
the international gates, in Terminal 1, and at the exit of the Terminal by Gate D, in Terminal 2. There
are departures 24 hours a day to various destinations: Cuernavaca (Morelos), Puebla (Puebla), Pachuca
(Hidalgo.), Querétaro (Querétaro), Toluca (State of Mexico), Córdoba (Veracruz), and Tlaxcala
(Tlaxcala).
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        Major car rental agencies have offices in Terminal 1 (Alamo, Avis, Budget, Executive,
Europcar, Eurodollar, Gold Car, Hertz, Sictel, Thrifty and National) and in Terminal 2 (Alamo, Avis,
Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Thrifty, Hertz and National).
        You can also find banks, exchange bureaus, ATM machines, a post office in the domestic
arrivals area, cell phone rental services, public telephones, and Wi-Fi access.
        There is also a wide variety of restaurants, fast-food, bars, and cafés –some of which are open
24 hours.
        Many stores, including duty free shops, stock souvenirs, cosmetics and perfumes, jewellery,
music, wine and spirits, clothes, handicrafts, newspapers and magazines, and tobacco.
        The airport also has a lost and found office, lockers, luggage protection service, porters who
will help passengers carry their luggage within the airport premises for a tip.
        The airport also has 24-hour pharmacies and a medical clinic, photocopying center and a
stationers, etc. There are tourist and airport information counters in the international and domestic
arrivals area.
        There are ramps for disabled travelers, lifts, and special bathrooms, as well as wheel chairs –
prior reservation with your airline or travel agency.




     Prolongación Canal de Miramontes No. 3855 . Col. Ex-Hacienda de San Juan de Dios, C. P. 14387 México, D. F.
                   Phone: 52 (55) 5483 4000 Ext. 1905, e-mail: spanishcourse@correo.uam.mx
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9.      FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)


        We show the frequently asked questions (FAQ) made by our users. For more information,
please contact: spanishcourse@correo.uam.mx


About Summer at the UAM: Spanish Course for Foreigners, Language and Mexican Culture


What levels of Spanish language are offered at the UAM?
•    The Spanish Course for Foreigners will offer basic and intermediate level.


Do I have to take a placement test before registering and enrolling in the course?
•    The registered students have to make an online Spanish placement test for basic or intermediate
     level. This test will be available until June 29th, 2011.
•    The enrolled students will have to take an oral exam at the UAM Cuajimalpa Campus, 200 Baja
     California, on July 28th or 29th, 2011. Based on the results of both exams, you will be placed on
     basic or intermediate course.


What is the course mode of teaching?
•    The Course mode is classroom learning. The grammar classes will be held in the classroom and the
     cultural activities are constituted of visits to important sites of Mexico City and its surroundings.


Does the course offer some autonomous learning support?
•    Yes. We have a self-access center at the UAM Cuajimalpa Campus, 200 Baja California, Colonia
     Roma.




      Prolongación Canal de Miramontes No. 3855 . Col. Ex-Hacienda de San Juan de Dios, C. P. 14387 México, D. F.
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Weather
What is the weather forecast for Mexico City in August?
•    The weather in Mexico City ranges from 79 ºF and 90 ºF with possible rain.


Transportation
How can I get to Colonia Roma?
•    You will arrive at Mexico City’s “Benito Juárez” International Airport, which is located 10 km east
     of downtown of Mexico City. At the airport you can find safe taxi service 24 hours a day. Also,
     from 5 minutes walk there is the Terminal Aérea subway station-Metro.


How can I get to the historic sites programmed by the Course?
•    The UAM offers students a shuttle service to every place mentioned in the program.


Accommodation
Can the UAM book the students’ accommodation?
•    No. You can book your accommodation service from your place of residence. The UAM offers a
     list of hostels and hotels, which are ten minutes from the UAM Cuajimalpa, Colonia Roma (see 5.
     Accommodation).




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