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  • Locations: Guadalajara, Mexico; Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Fall, Program Cost, Spring
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  • Restrictions: USD applicants only
  • PROGRAM COST: Program Cost
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/03/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Spring 2019 dates will be early Jan. - mid May. Exact dates coming soon.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Language Requirement: 3 semesters GPA: 3.0
Internships: Yes Disciplines offered: Accounting (ACCT), Business Administration (BUSN), Decision Science (DSCI), Economics (ECON), Ethics and the Law (ETLW), Finance (FINA), International Business, Management (MGMT), Marketing (MKTG), School of Business, Undergraduate
Accomodations: Host families, Residencia Service-Learning: Yes
Research: Yes Class Standing: Must have completed 60 units
Program Advisor: Derek Brendel - Tuition Remission Eligible Program: Yes
Program Type: Undergraduate
Program Description:


MEXICO: Guadalajara
Instituto y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Fall/Spring Semester Program 


Guadalajara is Mexico's second largest city. Located in the state of Jalisco, the city spreads out over a mile-high plateau 300 miles northwest of Mexico City and 150 miles east of Puerto Vallarta. Its altitude provides Guadalajara with a spring-like climate year round, with high temperatures in the seventies during the winter and summer seasons.While Guadalajara prides itself on maintaining its reputation as Mexico's most traditional city, it has established itself as a modern and efficient metropolitan area.  Today lavish colonial buildings stand side-by-side with ultra-contemporary structures housing communications, computer, and other high-tech industries. Tapatíos (as residents of Guadalajara like to be called) and tourists alike enjoy this combination of tradition and modernity, because it provides urban advantages without the anonymity and overwhelming size typical of many large cities.
Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)  was founded in 1943 by a group of Mexican businessmen who created the association called Enseñanza e Investigación Superior, A.C. (Teaching and Research in Higher Education). In the following years, similar associations were set up to undertake the establishment of campuses in cities other than the city of Monterrey, including Guadalajara. Currently, 33 campuses located in the most important cities in Mexico constitute the Tecnológico de Monterrey Educational System. 

In this program, students will directly enroll at the ITESM Guadalajara campus and take courses taught in English or Spanish. 

  • Students are advised to select five primary courses plus five alternates.
  • All courses must be approved by USD for transfer prior to departure. Students are advised to start the process well in advance of the application deadline since processing can take weeks.
  • View the Pre-Approved Course List HERENOTE: Core curriculum designations on this list pertain to OLD core only. 
Spanish Proficiency: TEC de Monterrey, campus Guadalajara helps to place exchange students at the correct Spanish level. All the exchange students who come from non-Spanish speaker countries have to take the Spanish Placement exam. Once finished with the exam process, a students' level will be determined by the Language department. Students will then be able to register in the correct Spanish courses.

For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. 

Student may opt to live in student dorms (called 'Residencias') on campus or with a host family. More information can be found HERE.


Orientation: This mandatory orientation is held one week before the beginning of the semester. Students will have the opportunity to be introduced to the ITESM system as well as receive a campus tour. Non native-speakers will be able to take the TOEFL test. Students will also receive counseling on course selection and course registration. Several day excursions will also be planned during the orientation.

Campus Life: As a registered student you can enroll in any sport or cultural class without a registration fee; nevertheless, some of them may require special equipment that you must acquire.
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