UNAM Abroad

Education without distance or border. 


The Coordination of Open University, Educational Innovation and Distance Education (CUAIEED), together with an Advisory Council and academic entities that have programs in the open and distance modality of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, are the triad that makes up the System Open University and Distance Education, supported by academic-administrative instances.

Its substantive activities include the following: coordinating and promoting the creation, development and ongoing evaluation of teaching-learning models and methodologies in multimodal educational environments, as well as advising and supporting the design, development and evaluation of projects and study programs mediated by technology, raising the quality of the educational levels taught by UNAM.

Website: http://web.cuaed.unam.mx/


The Directorate of Distance High School (DBD) is part of the Coordination of Open and Distance Education of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. As part of its activities, in 2007 the DBD developed and put into operation High School Distance Program B@UNAM, with the fundamental purpose that Mexicans and other Spanish speakers who live outside of Mexico can pursue their middle studies in their language.

B@UNAM is a quality, complete, updated high school and meets all the social functions of this level (preparation for life, for work and for higher education), taking full advantage of the online mode to promote student’s skills and meaningful learning, contextualized and relevant to today’s world.

B@UNAM’s team is comprised of academic and operational coordinators, subject responsible, mentors and advisors, content designers, instructional and multimedia designers, technologists and administrative staff.

Website: http://www.bunam.unam.mx/


The Open and Education University Distance System UNAM is intended to extend the upper secondary and higher education to large segments of the population, through theoretical and practical methods of transmission and evaluation of knowledge and create learning groups working within or outside the university campi and promote the integration of information technology and communication educational processes.

Currently the SUAyED offers high school and bachelor programs, postgraduate and continuing education, both in the form open and distance learning in schools and colleges located on the campus of University City and the metropolitan area of Mexico City and other states of the Mexican Republic.

Website: http://www.suayed.unam.mx/


Continuing education has acquired different nuances; among them, it has been assumed as a complementary activity to university work, or as a source of extraordinary resources exclusively. From these core ideas articulated to the “Guidelines for the development of an academic proposal for the period 2007-2011”, the CUAED considers it necessary to give new impetus to the Continuous Education Network UNAM (REDEC).

Website: http://redec.unam.mx


The Teaching Center for Foreigners (CEPE) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, was founded in 1921 with the mission of “universalizing knowledge about the Spanish language and Mexican culture.”

The experience accumulated in almost a century is manifested in its solid academic offer; CEPE has contributed to the international recognition of UNAM and has been a space for cultural dissemination through continuing education courses open to the general public.

CEPE’s main headquarters are located on the Campus of Ciudad Universitaria (CU) in Mexico City, where the following are offered:

• Spanish and Mexican culture courses for foreigners
• Mexican culture courses
• Specialization in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, at a distance (EEELE)
• Diplomas in Art, History and Literature
• Basic Diploma in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (DIBEELE)
• Advanced Diploma in Teaching Spanish as a Language Foreign Language (DIAPELE)
• Certification of command of the Spanish language (International Service for the Evaluation of the Spanish Language (SIELE)
• Certificate of Spanish as an Additional Language (CELA)
• Exam of Spanish as a Foreign Language for the Academic Field (EXELEAA)

Website: https://www.cepe.unam.mx/index.php