Welcome to the "Athens of Mexico", the "Detroit of Mexico"... welcome to SALTILLO! Located in the south-east of the state, Saltillo is the capital city of Coahuila. It`s metropolitan area includes the Ramos Arizpe and Arteaga municipalities, with one of the highest GDP per capita in the country.
Founded by the Spaniards as the Villa de Santiago de Saltillo in 1577, our city is the capital of the state of Coahuila in North-Eastern Mexico. Saltillo is known as ‘The Athens of Mexico’ for its vibrant cultural scene and its many educational centres and thinkers. It is also called the ‘Detroit of Mexico’ because of its automotive industry, with the Daimler-Chrysler and General Motors plants. Saltillo is the land of sarape and the bread of pulque. Today is a cosmopolitan city which enjoys sustainable roads and one of the very few cities in Mexico with bike lanes.
The city is located about 400 km south of the U.S. state of Texas, and 90 km west of Monterrey, Nuevo León.
With a population of 823,098 habitants, the locals are mainly engaged in the industrial & manufacturing sector.
The Autonomous University of Coahuila (Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, or "UAdeC") is a state
university founded in 1957. It is located in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila. The university system
has three campuses — Saltillo, Torreón, and Norte — distributed among the most populated cities in the
state. It perhaps the only one university in the world which is governed by a President elected for a period
of 3 years by direct general balloting by the unqualified vote of both students and teachers.
In order to meet the demand for higher education in the state of Coahuila, UAdeC has three campuses
located throughout the state. The campus in Saltillo comprises 24 schools, the Torreón campus has 17
schools and the Campus Norte in Monclova has 10 schools. Students have access to computers connected
to the Internet and all the university centers have cafeterias, a library and sports facilities
Evaluation of the role of Th17 cells in the protective effect of different vaccines against M. Tuberculosis, you will work in “Centro de investigación de la Facultad de Medicina Unidad Saltillo UADEC
Host family with 2 meals minimum per day
Lodging in a student house with his/her family. We don't place boyfriends together. You will be provided with 1 meal minimum: Breakfast, wich you can take in the your host family's house or later in the hospital; depending on hospital you can have Meal in the hospital's cafeteria and Dinner back in home or outside at your own cost.
You can get to the city by our Guadalupe International Airport, but is more expensive because it is a small airport we highly suggest to land in monterrey and then take a bus to here.
You can take a bus in the airport that will get you to our city, the estimate time is 1:20 hours but is usually less.
Torreon, Monterrey, Museums and many bars,pubs, etc.
CA AND INSURANCE WILL BE ASKED UPON ARRIVAL Language: The official language is Spanish, although many people talk english because of the proximity with U.S.,but basic Spanish is mandatory Currency: The official unit of currency is the Mexican Peso, which is available in coins of the following denominations: 10, 20 and 50 cents, 1, 2, 5 and 10 pesos; and bills of 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 pesos. Electric Current: is 120 volts, 60 cycles. If in doubt, check whether specific electrical appliances can be adapted to local current.
HOSPITAL Your starting time will depend of the department in which you were accepted, it can vary from 7-9am. And usually it will finish around 5 pm also depending from your department; some times you can be asked to stay for a night shift as part of your clinical rotation. Specially, gynecology, pediatrics & emergency. Besides the exchange conditions on the www.ifmsa.net exchange students must bring white coat, white pants and white closed shoes; or black shoes, black pants and shirt depending on the hospital also stethoscope and to fill the logbook in order to receive the certificate. We prefer substitutions rather tan cancellations, the student must inform the LEO as soon as possible
We really want for you to have an excellent exchange! And we will work hard for it to be accomplished! We Invite you to come and visit us!