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Northwestern and Mexico

Northwestern and Mexico

Northwestern has strong partnerships with select universities in Mexico that serve students in a wide range of academic fields. In addition, hundreds of Northwestern alumni are located in Mexico, which deepens and enriches our connection to the country.


Partner InstitutionPartner Type & Sponsor
Universidad Iberoamericana
Universidad Panamericana
Universidad Panamericana: IPADE Business School
Universidad Panamericana Law
  • Dual Degree > Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

Units and Groups

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS)

Northwestern's Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) supports a spirited and diverse community of faculty and graduate students whose research covers the culture, history, and politics of Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Department of Spanish and Portuguese

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese blends a community of scholars, whose strong research interests range across Spanish, Latin American, and Brazilian literature and cultures, and a community of instructors, who are dedicated to teaching a strong culture-based language program.
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Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) Cluster

The LACS cluster at The Graduate School (TGS) is one of the first initiatives in the country to offer a formal structure for interdisciplinary training in Latin American and Caribbean studies. The LACS cluster makes it possible for affiliated students to develop connections with Northwestern's exceptionally strong and interdisciplinary faculty base.
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Student Groups

  • Latin American Student Alliance

  • Graduate Student Association for Latino and Spanish Activities

  • Alianza - The Latinx Student Alliance

  • Ballet Folklórico Mexicano: Ritmo de Mis Ancestros

  • La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity

  • Association of Latino Professionals for America

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Every year, Northwestern and Mexico enjoy a robust exchange of students.

  • x Northwestern students in Mexico:

Northwestern students in Mexico include 3 medical student on clinical rotation, and x MBA students on an exchange program.

For historical data, visit the Office of International Student and Scholar Services website.

  • 60 students from Mexico at Northwestern:
  • 1 Undergraduate
  • 40 Masters
  • 19 Doctoral


780+Northwestern alumni are based in Mexico.

Over 500 are located in the capital, Mexico City.

The NU-Kellogg Club of Mexico and the Kellogg Alumni Club of Mexico offer social and networking opportunities to keep alumni connected to Northwestern and fellow alumni in Mexico. Other ways to get or stay involved can be found here.

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This webpage contains data from the 2018-2019 academic year. Data from 2019-2020 will be released in Fall 2020. For questions or comments about the information listed on this webpage, please contact Janka Pieper, Director of Communications.