UAT is located in Ciudad Victoria. The Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas was
founded in 1950 with the establishment of the Colleges of Law and Medicine in Tampico.
The university has grown to include academic units of science, education, agriculture,
ecology, commerce and administration, music, veterinary medicine and animal husbandry,
nursing and medicine, among others. For more information on the requirements to
study at UAT visit the Study Abroad Office (http://portal.uat.edu.mx/INTERCAMBIO/Default.htm).1
There is no housing information available at this time. For assistance, please
contact the OSU - Mexico Liaison Office at 7444-2507.
Due to its geographic location, the climate of Tamaulipas varies throughout the
year from humid during summer to semi-dry in the northern part of the state. Tamaulipas
is well known for its agricultural activities, cattle breeding and for sport fishing.3
Ciudad Victoria, also known simply as Victoria, is the capital city of the state
of Tamaulipas, Mexico. Located 420 miles northeast of Mexico City, it is situated
in the middle of the state and covers an area of over 1,000 miles4.
Ciudad Victoria is an important trade distribution center because of its equi-distance
from the oil-rich port of Tampico, the financial center of Monterrey and the US-Mexico
border crossing at Matamoros.5
Daily flight service by Mexican Airlines connects Ciudad Victoria to Matamoros
and México City. Texas border cities are also relatively close: Eagle Pass and Laredo
(316 miles), McAllen (208 miles) or Brownsville (196 miles). The more easily traveled
routes are from Laredo and Eagle Pass via interstate 85 South through Monterrey
and from McAllen and Brownsville taking Highway 180 South, continuing on 101 South
to Victoria. Transpais (www.transpais.com.mx/) provides excellent bus service. Tickets
are available from any city in Mexico.6
Banks with ATM machines can be found throughout Ciudad Victoria. During business
hours, the Casas de Cambio or banks will buy traveler’s checks and cash.
Ciudad Victoria is a modern commercial city. Some of Victoria’s
150 miles southwest of the city, the Port of Tampico is founded. The port is
Mexico’s primary export port and is a customs station. Tampico’s metropolitan zone
is conveniently located only 310 miles from the US border making the city a primary
city for US-Mexican trade.8
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