UNIVA (Mexico)

UNIVAUniversidad del Valle de Atemajac (UNIVA) is one of KPU’s most recently developed partnerships, located in Guadalajara, Mexico. UNIVA has established a successful summer program for visiting faculty from around the world called Verano Global or Global Summer. In 2019 they received 34 professors from countries such as Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, England, Germany, Ireland, Finland, Peru, Spain, and the USA.

For KPU faculty interested in a short term teaching opportunity during the Summer term and with some financial support, this is a perfect match.

The Global Summer at UNIVA consists of having the visiting professors teach a course in an intensive format for 3-4 weeks during the summer. That is, a class that is normally taught throughout the summer term for a period of 3 months, meeting 4 hours a week, is condensed in the Global Summer Program. In this format, the class is taught for a period of 4 weeks, for 2.45 hours a day, Monday through Friday, and thus, completing the 56 hours of instruction that the class consists of.

Duration: 4 weeks

Time Period: Summer term; May-July

Destination: Mexico, various campuses and cities (see below for a full list)

Application Deadline: November

Financial Support Included: Return flight, accommodation, and a stipend for local expenses (i.e.: transportation)

Interested Faculty will need to submit a current resume by the deadline and receive pre-approval from their dean. Resumes will be reviewed by UNIVA’s respective faculty and successful applicants will be notified in December.

Areas of Instruction:

The invitation is open to instructors in any of the five main academic disciplines at UNIVA, and to teach at any of the 8 participating UNIVA campuses. The five disciplines are:

  • Health Sciences (Medicine, Psychology, Nutrition, & Gastronomy)
  • Communication, Advertising, Animation and Multimedia
  • Social Sciences (Law, Criminal Justice, Education)
  • Engineering
  • Business

The 8 Campus Locations Include: 

  • Jalisco: Guadalajara Campus, Puerto Vallarta Campus, Lagos de Moreno Campus
  • Michoacan: La Piedad Campus, Zamora Campus
  • Guanajuato: León Campus
  • Queretaro Camp
  • Colima Campus

To express interest in applying and to learn more please contact the Global Development Manager in the Office of Global Engagement.