Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be able to check my e-mail and type my papers?

The University of Guanajuato does not have computers for you to use. However, there are internet cafes and businesses that provide affordable internet and computer access at an hourly and monthly rate. Approximate cost in 2013 for hourly access was $1.25 per hour.

What do people do at night in Guanajuato?

Teartro PrincipalIf you enjoy the nightlife - dancing, socializing into the late night hours - Guanajuato has many different kinds of bars ranging from discotheques to bars that play salsa or that provide a quiet ambience for conversation. It also offers many cultural events including plays and symphonies as well as international performance groups. Dancing lesson are available too!

Is there a movie theater in Guanajuato?

Guanajuato has a movie theater that shows first run films from the U.S. with Spanish subtitles.

Is there a place to buy everyday groceries and American-like food?

Comercial Mexicana is a supermarket in Guanajuato similar to a large supermarket with regular supermarket items and a pharmacy. It also has an ATM. You can purchase household items you might need there.

Are there shopping malls in Mexico?

Leon is approximately one hour from Guanajuato by bus and has a population of one million people. It is a large producer of leather goods, especially shoes. It has shopping malls similar to what you would find in the U.S. If you left something at home, or are having trouble finding it in Guanajuato, you'll often find it in Leon.

What if I get sick while in Mexico?

Guanajuato has many good health professionals. If you have a medical problem during your stay, the administrators of the Guanajuato Summer Law Institute will refer you to a reputable doctor or other professional for medical attention.

How do most people do their laundry?

There are laundromats as well as full-service laundromats where you can have clothes washed for you. Most housing situations have a clothesline where you can hang clothes to dry.

I have heard that Guanajuato is a student's town, what other types of people are around?

Guanajuato, MexicoAlthough Guanajuato is a quaint town with beautiful colonial architecture, it also has a fair number of international visitors. In addition to students, one will meet individuals from many walks in life including business people, attorneys, and retirees.