Toluca, name that comes from the náhuatl word “Tollocan”, which means “place wear the god Tolo is” In the Matlatzinco valley, located the central part of Mexico, We have a beautiful city full of architectural, cultural and natural attractions that involves with their population warmth, the richness of its history and its delightful gastronomy. It is one of the most diverse destinations of Mexico: enterprises and business, industry, culture and education, tourism… There is everything in Toluca!!! It is located 2800 m.a.s.l. and it is not only the highest city in the country, furthermore, it posses a cultural richness which distinctive is the fussion of many native elements from the west- central region of the country: matlazincas, toltecas, mexicas and otomies.
The Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEMex.) is the most prestigious University in the medical field in Toluca. OEPSA-UAEMex. Has an agreement with the third level, Maternal Perinatal Hospital “Monica Pretelini”, offering the following departments for our incomings:
- Gynecology and Obstetrics
We also have an agreement with “Lic.Adolfo Lopez Mateos” Medical Center, offering the following departments:
Internal Medicine- general
Traumatology and Orthopedics
- New project coming soon:
For more information, check the SCORE national EC and the project database
The boarding is in charge of LEO / Contact person and host (In case of having one) The LC is responsible for providing a daily meal (1) to incomings during the exchange dates.
The lodging modalities we have are: -Student / Family host: The incoming stays at the college student’s house, whether he / she lives alone or with his / her family. Accommodation is for the dates of exchange according to their AF's - House / Students Flat: The incomings of the exchange season gather in a house or apartment where they will be staying during the dates of exchange according to their AF's The type of accommodation is decided by the LEO, based on the exchange season. *The lodging and boarding modalities we offer are only for the exchange start date and end day according to the AF’s.
Almost all international students arrive at Benito Juárez airport in México city, Toluca is very close (1hr 15mins aprox.) but you need to take a bus that is inside the airport, its name is "Caminante" you can ask anyone that works at the airport and they will tell you where to take it. Someone of our comitee will be waiting for you at the station the bus arrives in Toluca
In Toluca, The most usedforms of students transport are bus and taxi/cab.
The bus has different lines going through the city. The price per trip is $8 MXN
The taxi cost varies depending on the distance traveled, in general it is not expensive (e.g. $35 MXN for a 6 km trip)
The city has an International Aiport ("Lic. Adolfo Lopez Mateos" Airport) and Bus Station.
- Ciudad de Mexico
- Metepec, and many many more
-Toluca is 2600 meters above sea level
-The weather is cold all year, specially on December and January
-All exchange students MUST have insurance and bring a copy of it and give it to the LEO upon arrival
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