In 1944 UNAM extended its presence beyond the national borders to the United States.
Thanks to the continuous support of the community, the Mexican government and the City of San Antonio, UNAM inaugurated in 1986 its new facilities in the Hemisfair Park. UNAM San Antonio started offering Spanish classes and later on, in 1983, it added English courses. To meet the needs of the San Antonio community, the support has been expanded through the years to include special programs such as Citizenship, GED and a Spanish oral proficiency test applied to individuals whose job description demands the skills in this language. As a window to Mexican culture, UNAM in San Antonio has made available the resources of its parent institution in Mexico City. It is a two-way bridge for the flow of ideas and knowledge serving as a link between diverse public and private universities and organizations, and the different schools, institutes and centers of UNAM. In fulfillment of UNAM’s mission, its branch campus in San Antonio focuses on the three main areas: teaching, research and the dissemination of culture.