Exchange and visiting students have the following housing alternatives:
Our primary intention is to assist our exchange or visiting students so that their experience in Mexico and at the IBERO may be a constructive and pleasant one. We have a network of Mexican families who have experience in hosting exchange or visiting students in their private homes. Placing our exchange or visiting students in private Mexican residences has been highly accepted by students and universities alike as a rewarding bicultural and social experience. This is the option that we most recommend for those students who want to have a deep immersion into the Mexican culture, as well as for those students who want to substantially increase their Spanish skills.
In our supervised IBERO Housing Service, exchange or visiting students are placed two to a room with a shared bathroom. If available, single rooms may be requested in advance and provided if available. Please see Fees.
For detailed payment procedures please contact the IBERO Housing Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
All exchange or visiting students using university supervised housing will be met at the Mexico City International Airport by a family member. We must receive complete arrival information at least a week in advance. A family member will take the student to the airport upon his departure. If at all possible and for security reasons, we recommend that students plan their arrival and departure flight schedules between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.
If an exchange or visiting student has outstanding bills to the housemothers, such as meals or laundry, house damage, or telephone calls, the IBERO will withhold the student´s transcript until the bill is paid.
An exchange or visiting student requesting our supervised housing service must read, fill in, sign, and return the housing regulations and housing preference forms (Appendix 1 and 2) by fax +52 (55) 5950 4241 by May 15 for the summer session, by June 30 for the fall semester, and by November 30 for the spring semester. Please contact email@example.com to make arrangements.
Note: Once an exchange or visiting student decides to use the IBERO Housing System, he or she is committed to remain in the system for the entire semester session or summer program. Once an exchange or visiting student has returned the preference form and the signed housing regulations forms, he or she will be assigned to a Mexican home stay. We will try to grant specific requests whenever possible, such as special diets, single room requests, etc.
The personnel of the Housing Office is always ready to assist, to advise, and to guide exchange and visiting students and housemothers with any concerns they may have. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. For further information, please contact:
Sra. Ma. Teresa R. de Medina
Tel: +52 (55) 5950 4018
Fax: +52 (55) 5950 4241
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The IBERO Housing Office offers the alternative of renting a furnished or unfurnished apartment. We do not recommend that students rent an apartment before arrival. It is very important that exchange or visiting students negotiate services and rent fees, as well as actually see a prospective apartment. Once students are already in Mexico City, they are welcome to visit our Housing Office to consult the available information on apartments. For this particular option the IBERO is only a link between both parties involved without any financial or legal responsibilities for the rent or any other required service fees such as cable TV, internet, phone, gas, light, water, or monthly maintenance.
Exchange or visiting students have a third housing option. This option is to share expenses with other Mexican, exchange or visiting students. The Housing Office has a bulletin board where students who have an apartment and students looking for an apartment can post their contact information. We recommend this option only for students who are previously acquainted.
The IBERO is not responsible financially or legally for independent housing arrangements.
An exchange or visiting student who does not choose to use the IBERO housing system will need to make his/her own housing arrangements, but he/she may not make living arrangements in any of the houses in the IBERO supervised housing system. A student should check in the housing office to verify that his/her housing is not a part of the IBERO system. An exchange or visiting student who has independent housing must register his/her address and telephone number in the Student Exchange Office at the IBERO so that he/she may be contacted in case of emergency.
Meals and laundry services are provided during our Six-Week Summer Program and for Special Programs in IBERO supervised housing. For the Six Week Summer Program, breakfast and dinner will be provided Monday through Saturday. On Sundays only breakfast will be served. Personal laundry service, within reasonable limits, a towel change twice a week, and a bed linen change once a week will be provided.
Meals and laundry service are not included in the supervised housing fee to the housemothers. Exchange or visiting students have the following options and will have additional charges for meals, laundry, and kitchen privileges, etc.
Arrangements for kitchen facility privileges, meals and laundry services can be made directly with the housemother on a monthly or weekly basis. Not all housemothers are willing to provide this service. If you would like home meal service, be sure to indicate this to us in advance. Towels are changed twice a week and bed linens once a week.
Housing Fees (Regular)
Housing without food (semester only)
Housing, 2 meals/day, moderate laundry (summer only)
Housing Fees (Additional Fees)
Private room (semester)
Private room (summer)
Extra day of housing (semester; double room)
Extra day of housing (semester; single room)
Extra day of housing (summer; double room)
Extra day of housing (summer; single room)
Cancellation of housing
Students may stay in a hotel upon arrival in Mexico City and come to the Student Mobility Office as soon as possible to ask about our housing options and procedures. These are some of the hotels that we recommend where students can stay while completing university supervised housing procedures and payments or while looking for other housing accommodation:
Florencia #61, Col. Juárez
Phone: +52 (55) 5242 4700,
Fax (5255) 5242 4785
República de Guatemala # 4, Col. Centro
Phone: +52 (55) 5518 1726,
Fax (5255) 5510 3442
Insurgentes Sur 1510, local “d”, Col. Crédito Constructor (corner of Río Churubusco)
Phone: +52 (55) 5661 3233
Alpina No. 11, Col. Tizapán San Ángel
Phone: +52 (55) 5550 8725
Versalles No. 46, Col. Juárez
Phone: +52 (55) 5592 4600
Mazatlán No. 190 Colonia Condesa
5 de Febrero (Esquina Calle Regina), Centro Histórico
Avenida Vasco de Quiroga No.1875, Colonia Santa Fe (relatively near the IBERO, but far away from the city center)
Students should mention that they will be studying as exchange students at the IBERO when they make their reservation. Some of the hotels grant a special discount for IBERO students. No responsibility is taken for the correctness and up-to-dateness of this information.
Once an exchange or visiting student decides to use the IBERO housing system, he or she is committed to remain in the system for the entire semester or summer program.
We recommend that the exchange or visiting student not bring valuable jewelry or watches. Neither IBERO nor the housemothers are responsible for the loss of valuables either at the university or in the homes. We recommend that the exchange or visiting student and housemothers agree upon a safe place to keep money, documents, and airplane tickets, or the student may use the safe in the Student Mobility Office.
The exchange or visiting student is required to keep the room tidy. Food is not permitted in rooms. Any damage within the household where the student is assigned, even if accidental, will be charged to the student. If the damage bill is not paid to the housemother, the IBERO has the right to withhold the student’s transcript until the amount due is fully covered.
Meals are not included for the semester session. Meals are included only for the six week summer session and some special programs. Exchange and visiting students may eat in restaurants, at the three IBERO cafeterias or may make arrangements for their meals on a monthly basis directly with the housemothers if the housemother is willing to provide this service.
Except for a towel change twice a week and a linen change once a week, laundry is not included for the semester session. Exchange or visiting students can either do their laundry at the nearest Laundromat or make arrangements for laundry service with their housemothers. Laundry service is only included for the six week summer session and some Special Programs. Ironing is not included. Exchange or visiting students may not use the housemother's washing machine or dryer.
The IBERO will not be responsible for any meal, laundry, or kitchen use arrangements made directly with the housemothers.
The telephone is the property of the housemother, and as such, it is her right and responsibility to impose the rules for its use. No telephone calls may be made or received after 10:00 p.m. except in an emergency. Without exception, long distance calls are not permitted from the homes. An exchange or visiting student can make long-distance calls from most public telephones by purchasing a telephone card. An exchange or visiting student might also wish to contract a cellular phone service while in Mexico. In case of an extreme emergency, students may ask to use the phone in the Student Mobility Office.
Exchange and visiting students may not have in-house company before 4:00 pm, nor after 10:00 pm. Company must be received exclusively in the living room of the house. Under no circumstances may a student have company of the opposite sex in the bedroom.
An exchange or visiting student may not arrive home later than 12:00 pm on weekdays and not later than 2:00 am on weekends. In special cases, a student must notify the housemother beforehand.
An exchange or visiting student who is given a key or keys to the entrance doors of the assigned residence should be extremely careful with the keys. In case of loss or theft of the keys, the housemother will need to change the locks for safety measures, and the student will be charged for the locksmith service as well as for replacing keys for all family members and any other students living at the house.
For housing payment procedures please contact the IBERO Housing Office.
An exchange or visiting student has the option of changing residences within the system to satisfy his/her particular needs. Under no circumstances may an exchange or visiting student change houses without the authorization of the housing office. Changes of housing are only authorized when it is absolutely necessary. At least 15 days before a change is to be made, the exchange or visiting student must fill out a form which has to be authorized and signed by the Housing Coordinator. After this authorization the exchange or visiting student must advise the housemother of the planned move.
Drugs and alcohol:
Under no circumstances may alcoholic beverages or drugs be introduced into the homes.
Parties may not be organized without the authorization of the housemother.
If an exchange or visiting student requests supervised housing and does not adhere to the above procedures, he/she runs the risk of being dropped from the supervised housing program. The officials of the home university will be informed, and a joint decision will be made between the authorities of the IBERO and the home institution.
The IBERO, A.C. reserves the right to dismiss at any time any exchange or visiting student whose conduct renders his or her presence in the institution undesirable.