With the generous invitation of the Jalisco Consortium for Higher Education Cooperation and Internationalization and the Secretary of Innovation, Science and Technology of the State of Jalisco, ground transportation to activities, some meals and 2 hotel night's stay (for the first 20 guests on a first-come first serve basis) included for the program of the official visit will be paid for by the hosts.  Guests are responsible only for the costs associated with getting themselves to and from the city of Guadalajara and the registration fee of USD $100 for CONAHEC members and $150 for non-members.  The Government of Jalisco will sponsor the visit to Tequila on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Each participant is responsible for any other personal expenses or extra hotel room nights. Any incidental costs they assume independent of those provided by our hosts.

Please note: due to the highly subsidized nature of this visit, only representatives of higher education institutions with serious interest in collaborating with Guadalajara region higher education institutions should register.

Getting There

Libertador Miguel Hidalgo International Airport (GDL) is located south of the city along the Guadalajara-Chapala Highway. Along with Mexico's main domestic carriers - AeroMexico, Volaris, Interjet and VivaAerobus - major airlines, including Alaska Airlines,American Airlines, Copa Airlines, Delta, United (has the largest number of flights to the US) and US Airways serve Guadalajara.

You can take a taxi from the airport to anywhere but many hotels offer airport pickups that can be cheaper.  (We encourage you to stay at the Holiday Inn Select - more information is available on our Accommodations page).  At the airport always buy the taxi ticket from the booth before exiting the terminal. Present the ticket to the licensed driver.

Travel Warning from the US State Department

Jalisco: Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and Lake Chapala are major cities/travel destinations in Jalisco - There is no recommendation against travel to Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta.  There is also no recommendation against travel on principal highways in Jalisco between Guadalajara including the portions that cross into the southern portions of the state of Nayarit.  Except for the areas of the state that border Michoacán, there is no advisory in effect for daytime travel within major population centers or major highways in the state of Jalisco.  You should exercise caution in rural areas and when using secondary highways, particularly along the northern border of the state.  Intercity travel at night is not recommended.  Defer non-essential travel to areas of the state that border the states of Michoacán and Zacatecas.  The security situation along the Michoacán and Zacatecas borders continues to be unstable and gun battles between criminal groups and authorities occur.  Concerns include roadblocks placed by individuals posing as police or military personnel and recent gun battles between rival criminal organizations involving automatic weapons.