In 2008, the University of Guadalajara crossed the border in the U.S. with an academic and cultural project established respectively as the University of Guadalajara, Los Angeles Headquarters (UDGLA) and The University of Guadalajara Foundation in the United States of America, Inc. (UDG Foundation USA) to boost its development.
UDG Foundation USA is a non-profit organization that builds bridges of collaboration with
the Mexican diaspora in the United States, offering educational and cultural services that
strengthen national identity, as well as working with authorities, institutions of higher
education, business and social organizations that have joined the university project.
The UDG Foundation USA model has expanded to the city of Chicago, Illinois and its area
of influence in the American Midwest, where the project was consolidated as an
innovative proposal at the service of the Mexican and Hispanic communities.