La Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM)

Global Exchange School


Global Exchange School
  • Monterrey, Mexico

Final dates announced on exchange school's website.

Spring Semester

January — May

Fall Semester

August — December

Open to RISD students

Juniors + Seniors. Minimum 3.0+ GPA required.

Eligible RISD Departments
  • Apparel
  • Architecture
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Architecture
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture

Exchange Website
University Website
Fact Sheet
Exchange Courses
Important Dates
Housing Information

Spring Semester Application Deadlines
RISD Deadline: Sep 26, 2019
School Deadline: Oct 30, 2019
Fall Semester Application Deadlines
RISD Deadline: Mar 29, 2020
School Deadline: Apr 30, 2020
Academic Credits
Minimum 12 RISD credit equivalency
Instruction Language
  • Spanish
  • English

Some English instruction

About UDEM

Academic Credits

UDEM utilizes their own credit system to award academic credit for coursework. For transfer to RISD, 2 UDEM credits = 2 ECTS credits = 1 RISD credit.

Course Selection

Students from the art, architecture and design areas may not register more than one studio.

Apply for Global Exchange & AICAD

Ready to Apply? Applications for Fall 2020 Global Exchange and AICAD Exchange are now open! Deadlines vary per partner school and are listed on each partner school's page.
If your host school is an Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design Exchange partner (typically based in North America), apply to RISD Global by March 10.

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1:1 Advising Session

Have questions? The RISD Global team is available to meet for a 1:1 advising session. We can give you more information about your study options, help you figure out which program makes sense for you, and assist you with the application process.

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