9 reasons why you should do an exchange semester in Guadalajara

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You might think why Guadalajara? In this article we will explain you why you should do an exchange semester in this city, one of the best of Mexico. Let’s give you the tips to become a real Tapatio!

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Discover one of the most captivating culture in the world 

Mexican culture is unique! It is different from any other country and considered to be one of the most captivating in the world! The colorful and vibrant country is influenced by its civilizations. Mexican culture is a broad cultural mix of Amerindian, Spanish and North American traditions.

With more than 30 UNESCO World Heritage sites, this destination is ideal for cultural enrichment.

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Improve your Spanish 

As you may know, Spanish is one the most important speaking language in the world. More than 20 countries are Spanish speaking countries. There is no doubt that improving your Spanish capacities will help you not only in your personal life but also in your professional one.
What’s the better way to learn a language than living in a foreign country? 
Listening to the language morning, noon and night is the perfect opportunity to become bilingual!

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Lower cost of living

The price of living in Mexico is very affordable. Let’s give you examples of the cost of living in Guadalajara.
You will spend approximately $4,500 pesos for the rent of a room in a shared house and an average of $1,500 pesos per month for groceries.
To illustrate this point even better we can tell you that the average cost of transportation is $9 pesos, and the price of a cinema ticket is $60 pesos.

We advise you to read this article to learn more about the cost of living in Guadalajara:
How much does it cost to live in Guadalajara?

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Taste the traditional Mexican food

Real tacos are only found in Mexico! Anything you can find outside of Mexico is not a real tacos. You will be impressed by the variety of the Mexican food, the country has more to offer than just tacos and guacamole ☺.  

Here you can discover other typical Mexican dishes:
Ten dishes you must try in México

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The city that never sleeps

There’s plenty of things to do in Guadalajara, we can promise you that you will have one of the best exchange semester. The city is the second biggest city of the country. Between thousands of bars, restaurants, shopping malls and must-see of Guadalajara, you will never get bored! 

To know all the things you must do in Guadalajara, click HERE

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The beauty of the landscapes 

The climate and landscapes change considerably depending on where you are in Mexico. This diversity gives you the opportunity to practice different types of tourism. 

You can do your beach tourism, going to Tulum, located in Estado de Quintana Roo. You can also do cultural tourism, by going to discover the archaeological area of Palenque, in Chiapas. But also mountain tourism, with the beautiful Nevado de Toluca located in Estado de México.

Near Guadalajara, you can discover magical places like Tequila (where you can find out how the famous Mexican drink is made), but also the colorful city of Tlaquepaque, or famous beaches like Sayulita or Puerto Vallarta.

In this article we recommend you places to travel with your friends:
Lugares para viajar con amigos en México

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The Mexican parties

Parties in Mexico are a ritual in their own right in the cultural heritage. Parties start around 9pm and end around 5am. Mexican parties are intense!

Mexicans have many traditional festivals that are not to be missed like El Día de los Muertos on November 2nd, or El Día de la Independencia on September 16th. 

But what better than spring break in Cancún or Acapulco to party? These are parties where you should definitely go once in your life: Fiestas en Acapulco

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The kindness of Mexican people

Humble, generous and welcoming, Mexicans are open-handed. They will usually always be there to help you.

Mexican students are very curious and friendly, so the contact with them is quick and easy. It is very simple to make Mexican friends, they will never hesitate to invite you to their parties. 

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An experience out of the ordinary

Doing a semester in Mexico is a complete change of pace of life, a preparation for an intense adventure with a lot of new friends. It means breaking out of your daily routine in order to discover all the aspects of the Mexican culture. 

A semester in México will allow you to open your mind by discovering many paradisiacal and accessible places.

We share you the testimony of a foreigner who choose Guadalajara to do her exchange semester:
Mi experiencia en Guadalajara

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We hope that this article convinces you to do your exchange semester in Guadalajara. Be ready to be surprised day after day and enjoy this wonderful city!