Semana i is a week of the fall semester where students and teachers will participate on activities that are conceived and taught differently from the
traditional classes taken on a classroom. These activities will
encourage students to learn by doing and could go from regional
field trips and study tours to other cities and countries to special interactive and experiential learning, workshops and more.
The idea is for students to acquire not only knowledge, but also other types of competencies seen as necessary to perform effectively in a globalized, highly technological, hyperconnected world of the 21st century. These activities aim to develop one or more of the following competencies:
Entrepreneurial and innovative thinking Critical thinking
Ethics and citizenship Global perspective
Intellectual curiosity and self-learning Collaborative work
Communication and foreign languages
When is semana i?
From September 21st to the 25th, 2015
How will these activities be conformed?
Activities can be of: 16 hours 24 hours 40 hours.
Activities of 24 hours will be conducted from Monday to Wednesday, activities of 16 hours from Thursday to Friday and activities of 40 hours will be conducted during the 5 days of the week.
Students will have to complete 40 hours of work in total, that is, student who choose an activity of 24 hours will also have to take a 16 hour activity to complete the 40 hours required.
These activities will be part of the work load of your regular semester classes. That is why they will be graded by the organizing teacher of each activity. To get a grade, students will have to submit some type of work at the end of the activity. The grade of this activity or activities will count as a percentage of the grades of the classes you will be taking during the semester.
Do I need to speak Spanish to
participate on these activities?
The language of instruction of these activities could be Spanish
or English. If you are fluent in Spanish you could join any of the activities
depending on your area of study. However, if you are not, don´t worry, you can
select from a number of activities in English. Please remember that some activities could be limited to students from certain majors or specialty areas.
Does it cost to participate on Semana i?
Because of the nature of some activities, some will have a cost to be paid by the student; however, most of the activities will have no cost.
Where can I see the list of activities to choose from?
A Preliminary list of all activities planned for semana i is included on the document DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES SEMANA i, which you can download here. This document
will give you an idea of the activities planned and help you decide which one is best for you. Please have in mind that this is only a preliminary list of activities and that changes may occur by the time you have to make the final registration of the activities.
How can I register for a particular activity?
Registration for these activities will take place during the second or third week of classes; however, it is necessary that you fill out the PRELIMINARY REGISTRATION FORM SEMANA i.
Once you fill out this format, please sent it to the International Programs Office staff member of your Campus.
With this Information we will better advise you on the selection of your activity and register you directly on that activity.
So what is the next step to participate on Semana i?
1.- Once you download the document DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES SEMANA i , the first
thing you need to do is to find out which activities will be available to you. To do this, have in mind the following variables of the activity, since they will limit the number of activities you could participate in:
1.- Area(s) of study (or major).-
Some activities are very specialized
and, therefore, will be limited to some majors. You need to check if the activity offered is related
to your area of study. For example: If you are a business
major, then you can only participate on the activities that specifically allow business students to participate in.
How can you check if your area of study is included on a particular activity? It is very easy. The column called ACADEMIC AREAS THAT CAN PARTICIPATE will
show the acronym of the majors allowed to participate on each activity. To find yours, please refer to the following list of majors:
(Acrónimo) Majors in Spanish (Área de Estudios en Español) Majors in English (Área de Estudios en Inglés) Business and Economics
LAE Administración de Empresas Business Administration
LAF Administración Financiera Financial Management
LCDE Creación y Desarrollo de
Business Creation and Development
LCPF Finanzas y Contabilidad Finance and Accounting
LDF Leyes y Finanzas Law and Finance
LDP Leyes y Ciencias Políticas Law and Political Sciences
LEC Economía Economics
LED Derecho Law
LEM Mercadotecnia Marketing
LIN Negocios Internacionales International Business
LPM Publicidad y Comunicación de Mercados Advertising and Marketing Communications
Humanities and Social Sciences
LAD Animación y Arte Digital Animation and Digital Art
LCMD Comunicación y Medios Digitales Communications ad Media Digital
LLE Literatura Española Spanish Literature
LMI Periodismo y Estudio de Medios Journalism and Media Studies
LP Psicología Psychology
LPL Ciencias Políticas Political Sciencs
LPO Psicología Organizacional Organizational Psychology
Engineering and Architecture
ARQ Arquitectura Architecture
IAB Agrobiotecnología Agrobiotechnology
IBT Biotecnología Biotechnology
IC Ingeniería Civil Civil Engineering
IDA Ingeniería Automotriz Automotive Engineering
IDS Desarrollo Sustentable Sustainable Development
IFI Físico Industrial Industry Physics
IIA Industrias alimentarias Food Industry
IID Ingeniería en Innovación y
Desarrollo Innovation and Development Engineering
IIS Ingeniería Industrial y de Sistemas Industrial and Systems Engineering
IMA Mecánico Administrador Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Industrial
IME Mecánico Electricista Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Electrical
IMI Producción Musical Digital Digital Music Production
IMT Mecatrónica Mechatronics
INCQ Química y Nanotecnología Chemestry and
IQA Ingeniería Química Administrativa Administration Chemestry Engineering and
IQP Ingeniería Química con especialidad de Procesos Sustentables
Chemical Engineering with an specialization in
LDI Diseño Industrial Industrial Design
Information Technologies and Electronics
INT Negocios y Tecnologías de Información Business Information Technology
ISD Robótica y Sistemas Digitales Digital Systems and Robotics
ITC Tecnologias Computacionales Computer Sciences and
LATI Administración en Tecnología
de Información Information Technology Management
IMD Ingenieria Biomédica Biomedic Engineering
LNB Nutrición y Bienestar Nutritions and Wellness
LPS Psicología Clínica y de la
Salud Clínical Psychology
2.- Language of instruction.-
If you are fluent in Spanish you can
participate on activities taught in Spanish,
if not, concentrate only on the ones that specify that the language of instruction will be English.
3.- Cost of the activity.-
If you don´t want pay for an activity that has a cost, concentrate only on the activities that will be free for students.
4.- If International students are allowed to participate on the activity.-
For legal or immigration issues, some activities are restricted to international exchange students. Verify the ones that have no restriction for international students.
5.- Minimum and maximum semesters of study.-
Some activities require students to be on an advanced semester. Make sure that you can meet this requirement on the activities that you like.
2.- Mark the activities that you are interested in and that you meet all the admission requirements (language, area of study, etc.)
3.- Fill out the PRELIMINARY REGISTRATION FORM SEMANA i
4.- Send it to the Academic Director of the International Programs Office described above.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE REMEMEBER THAT SEMANA i IS MANDATORY FOR ALL STUDENTS. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU START THINKING ABOUT WHICH ACTIVITY YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AND SEND THE PREREGISTRATION FORMAT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.