Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Fall/Spring Semester Program
Monterrey is the third largest city in Mexico. Thanks to the high level of quality tourist services it offers, it is considered a world-class destination. Easy to get to, by air or ground transportation, its first-rate venues and tourist-centered infrastructure (i.e. 118 hotels with more than 18,400 rooms), make this city one of the most desirable hosts for professional meetings and conventions.
Even with its large population, Monterrey is considered one of the safest cities in Mexico. It is home to the largest number of schools, institutes, universities, technical and higher education centers per capita in the country. Thousands of foreign students live in Monterrey making this city full of life and diversity.
Monterrey, the capital of Nuevo Leon, is a multicultural city where culture, adventure, entertainment, and business come together to give you an outstanding array of opportunities to explore. The most valuable asset of Monterrey - a city of entrepreneurs - is its people. They are what shape the community and make it what it is today.
Monterrey's downtown area is only a 5-minute drive from Tecnológico de Monterrey. There you wil find magnificent plazas and gardens, which are highlighted by a pedestrian mall to the West and the Old Town to the East. A focus of the downtown area is La Gran Plaza - one of the largest plazas in the world. Sometimes referred to as the Macro Plaza, life in the Plaza is packed full of energy.
Monterrey's beautiful surroundings set the stage for nature lovers who enjoy exciting ecotourism and travel adventures. There are many choices for those who want to see some of Mexico's stunning northern deserts and mountains. For more information visit: www.ocvmty.com
Students will directly enroll at the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), which was found in 1943 by a group of successful Mexican entrepreneurs. Currently, there are 33 campuses around the country that make up the Tecnologico de Monterrey Education System. Specifcally, the Monterrey Campus has received both national and international recognition for providing 64 years of academic excellence to its students.
There are many academic options available at Tecnològico de Monterrey. In addition to classes designed especially for International Students, you may register for any number of regular classes that are attended by ITESM's degree-seeking students. If you wish to take classes in Spanish your proficiency must meet the required skill levels.
If you are not prepared to take classes in Spanish, Tec de Monterrey offers more than 200 regular university courses taugh in English in areas such Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Computer Sciences and IT, Agriculture and Food Technology and more.
Additional information can be found at the Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM).
- View a list of pre-approved classes: HERE. NOTE: Core curriculum designations on this list pertain to OLD core only.
- Students are advised to select five primary courses plus five alternates.
- All courses must be approved by USD for transfer prior to departure. Click HERE to find out how to get courses approved by completing the Transfer Evaluation Process. Students are advised to start the process well in advance of the application deadline since processing can take weeks.
For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage.
Students have the option to live with host families or in student residences. See more details HERE.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
Studying abroad isn't just about academic studies. It's about making new friends, learning new traditions, discovering new cultures, exploring landmarks, and more. Tecnologico de Monterrey continually promotes ongoing interactions with others - at school, in local businesses and within the local community.
Throughout the semester and in addition to the Orientation Program, students may actively participate in the "Amigos Internacionales" (International Friends) program. To expedite the adaptation process and develop friendships, students may participate in the "Club de Conversación" (Conversation Club)program, which will reinforce the Spanish learning process, including visits to historic places of great beauty, in the region or in other parts of Mexico, such as Zacatecas, Guanajuato, Real de Catorce, and Michoacán.
ITESM has more than 200 student clubs and organizations which all students are invited to join. Students may also participate in countless numbers of trips, cultural events, sports and recreational activities organized by the International Programs Office in coordination with various Tecnologico de Monterrey departments.
Students are encouraged to indicate in their application if they would like to participate in an internship while attending ITESM.
For questions regarding the application process please contact Exchange Program Advisor, Derek Brendel: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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