Carretera al Ajusco 377, Colonia Héroes de Padierna, CDMX

General Information

General Information


The Summer School program lasts two weeks. Classes take place from Monday to Friday and last around three and a half or four hours. There is a coffee break in the morning. Depending on the chosen course, there will be two additional hours of computer lab sessions to add the use of specific software to the curriculum. The participants will have the opportunity to receive special assessment about their specific needs related to their own research interests.

This program is also complemented by special lectures in which participants will have the opportunity to examine the impact of different methodologies on specific and substantial issues. Furthermore, the instructors will offer evening lectures on more practical academic matters, such as: "how to be published", and “how to write a successful ‘research protocol’". This year, there will be lectures on the use of Big Data in Social Science, Democratization, and Research Methodology for Surveys. The course schedule is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (including 1 hour for lunch from 1 to 2 p.m.). The total amount of hours per course is 60 hours.

The courses will be offered in English. As long as they are about subjects with specialized language, there will be no simultaneous translation. However, the refresher course includes a vocabulary session in which technical terms will be taught, its meaning and an approximate translation in Spanish.

-Courses will consist of 3.5 to 4 hours of teaching per day with a coffee break in the morning and, where required, about 2 hours of lab sessions in the afternoon, which will be supervised by teaching assistants.

-Required reading material will be accessible by an intranet facility following registration and payment.

-There will be an opening and a closing session, as well as a reception where all participants will have an opportunity to network.

-Instructors will offer late-afternoon lectures or round tables in more practical matters (such as “how to get published”).



The Summer School courses prices are very competitive compared to other courses of similar quality and IPSA-Flacso´s Mexico Summer School has done a great effort to maintain low prices.
Our courses fees are set in Mexican Pesos. There is a differentiated rate for students and for general public and if you pay before April 30th you will get a discount for early payment.
Short Courses
Students: 5,000 Mexican Pesos
General Public: 6,500 Mexican Pesos
IPSA Courses
Students: 430 Dollars
General Public: 670 Dollars
Early fee
Students: 400 Dollars
General Public: 620 Dollars


Traveling, accommodation and transportation

Most Latin American citizens do not need a visa to travel to Mexico. However, Mexico does require visas from some foreign nationals. Please call your local Mexican consulate to verify your status before traveling. You can also click on these links to get more information:

Tourism Secretary

IPSA-Flacso's summer school does not offer a lodging service; however, we make available these options for you.

For your own safety, we recommend that you use only and official taxi or Uber service for your transfer from the airport to your accommodation. 

Flacso Mexico has limited parking space, but there is a walking distance parking lot (CHEDRAUI) with convenient prices. Mexico City offers a great variety of transportation means. Public services include the subway,  buses and Metrobus, whereas private transportation includes traditional taxis, small buses, Uber and private cars.

We strongly recommend making most of your travels in official taxi services (from your hotel) or Uber service, given that street taxis are not safe enough.

Here’s a list of all the ways you can travel inside Mexico City.

The Mexico City Metro covers large areas of the city and the suburbs. There are 12 lines differentiated by number and a color. The cost per ticket is $5 Mexican pesos, and it can be purchased at the box office of each subway station. The nearest stations to FLACSO-Mexico are Copilco and Universidad, both of line 3 (green).

Schedule: Monday to Friday from 05:00 to 24:00. Saturdays from 6:00 to 24:00 and

Sundays from 07:00 to 24:00 hours.

Metrobús is a rapid transit system. There are 5 lines, each with a distinctive number and color. The fee is $6 Mexican pesos per trip. To use it you need to buy in vending machines the "Metrobus electronic card" which costs $16 Mexican pesos (Note: vending machines don’t give change). The nearest station to FLACSO-Mexico is Perisur, Line 1.

Schedule: Monday to Friday from 4:30 to 24:00. Saturday and Sunday 5:00 to

24:00 hours.

Bus service is a conventional public transportation network. It is distributed by all roads in the city and has established stops per route. The cost per trip, depending on the distance traveled is from $4.50 to $6 Mexican pesos.

For security reasons we recommend taking taxis from official sites. The service is provided by telephone and can be called from anywhere when required.

The initial cost is $13.10 Mexican pesos, and the total cost depends on the distance and travel time.

Some Taxi Site Numbers are:

CHEDRAUI (closest to FLACSO-Mexico)
Ph: 5446-5966

Ph: 6638-8799
Website: www.confort.9f.com

Ph: 5716-1616
Website: www.taxisdelaeropuerto.com.mx

Ph: 5786-8993 and 5786-8212
Website: www.portotaximexico.com

Ph: 5562-8054 and 5562-8047
Website: www.taxisexcelencia.com

Ph: 5785-7949
Website: www.yellowcab.com.mx


Mexico City´s weather around June and July is usually warm (between 13ºC and 25ºC). Precipitations are also frequent during this time, so we recommend being prepared for a changing weather.

It is advisable to travel on public places without ostentatious accessories such as cameras or flashy jewelry. We also suggest you to follow any other recommendations made when traveling to a foreign country.