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Summer Public Office Hours: May 20 – August 9

During the summer months, the Office of International Affairs will observe revised hours during with the office will be open to the public:

Monday – Thursday:

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

These hours do not reflect any changes in availability for drop-ins, appointments, or other business. If you have specific needs, you may reach out or utilize the Connect page. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

UC Merced-UDLAP Undergraduate Research & Internship

Are you interested in an internship or research experience aboard? The UC Merced-UDLAP Undergraduate Research & Internship Program provides UC Merced undergrads with an opportunity to travel to the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), one of Mexico’s most distinguished universities, for summer 2024 participation in directed research or a professional internship at a local company or organization.

Students from across the globe on the UDLAP campus

UC Merced-UDLAP Undergraduate Research & Internship Program


UDLAP campus, San Andrés Cholula (near the city of Puebla, Mexico), and in Cholula/Puebla and local vicinity

Experience Options

Faculty-directed Research or Professional Internships

Application Eligibility

  • Students from all majors are eligible to apply
  • Applicants must be enrolled as degree-seeking undergrads at UC Merced, entering at least their junior year in Fall 2024, but not graduating before Fall 2024 at the earliest
  • Applicants must be in good academic standing at UC Merced
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate sufficient Spanish language proficiency (students will interview with UDLAP to certify language proficiency)
  • Applicants must be in possession of a valid passport.

Program Duration

May 31-August 3, 2024

Program Costs

UC Merced will cover specific costs including:

  • Transportation to/from Airport,
  • Airfare, and
  • UDLAP program costs (Lodging and Meal Plan at UDLAP, Academic and Cultural Experiences)

Students are responsible for all other costs.

Application Deadline

April 19, 2024

Application and Questions 

All interested students who wish to apply or who have questions should contact Garett Gietzen, Director of International Affairs:

Email Garett Gietzen to Apply

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