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Universidad del Valle de Atemajac

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A private Catholic university situated in Zapopan, Mexico, the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac was founded in 1962.

The language spoken and taught at UNIVA is Spanish, but international students are still very much welcome. Fun fact – Ximena Navarrete, the winner of Miss Universe 2010 competition studied at the university.

There are a few different programs students can choose, including: 21 masters degrees; five graduate impulse programs; five bachelor degrees; seven distance university programs; 19 postgraduate programs; 27 graduate, workshops and courses; 12 baccalaureate programs.

Landmarks in the city of Zapopan include: the Arco de Ingreso a Zapopan (Entrance Arch), built by the Spanish founders of the city; the Plaza de las Américas – Juan Pablo II Square; the Municipal Palace constructed in 1942 as a school; the Municipal Cultural Center; Museo de Arte de Zapopan; Centro Cultural Universitario, and more.

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