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  • Locations: Querétaro, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
  • Restrictions: CSUF applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2021 03/15/2021 04/20/2021 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 03/15/2021 04/20/2021 TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2022 09/15/2021 10/20/2021 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: CSU International Programs Click here for a definition of this term Financial Aid: CSU IP Scholarship, Federal Aid (Pell/EOP/FSEOG/Direct Loans), Guardian Scholars, President's Scholars, Private Student Loans, State Aid (Cal Grants/SUG)
Housing Options: Apartments, Host Family Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Accounting, Art, Art (Entertainment Art/Animation), Biochemistry, Biological Science, Chemistry, Chicano/Chicana Studies, Cinema and Television Arts, Communications, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, History, International Business, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Liberal Studies, Marketing, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish
Language Prerequisite: 4+semesters college-level Spanish (SPAN 203 or higher) with B average Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
GPA requirement: 2.9 (CUM. & CSUF) Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Internship Opportunity: Yes Unit Type Earned On Program: Resident Units
Program Description:



Academic Year Applications
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline 
April 1: Late Applicant Deadline

Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline as available spaces may be limited on popular programs.


GPA Requirement
2.9 Cumulative GPA 
CSU Class Standing
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior. 

4 semesters/6 quarters of college-level Spanish (through intermediate level), and the completion of all lower-division coursework in the major. Native Spanish speakers with strong composition skills are eligible to apply.


Available Subjects
Accounting Design Liberal Studies
Agriculture Economics  Management
Animation Engineering Marketing
Architecture Film Mathematics
Art Food Science Music
Biochemistry History Nutrition
Biology Information Technology Physical Science
Chemistry International Business  Physics
Chicano/Latino Studies  International Relations Political Science
Communications International/Global Studies  Psychology
Comparative Literature Journalism Sociology
Computer Science Latin American Studies Spanish

CLICK HERE to view the online course catalog. 
Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

CLICK HERE to view the Academic Bulletin for this program for further details regarding course credits and academic policies.  

Students pay the same tuition for Mexico: Technológico de Monterrey (in Spanish) as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.

Program Dates
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program. The traditional Mexican academic cycle begins in February and ends in November. 

Academic Year: July to June.


Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) is better known as Tec. The Tec is a major university system with 32 campuses throughout Mexico. CSU IP students study at Tec’s Querétaro campus, which was founded in 1975 and enrolls about 5,000 students in 19 majors. CSU students may pursue coursework in most areas, subject to their language ability, or concentrate on Spanish language learning.

Mexico - Direct EnrollmentThe Mexico: Technológico de Monterrey (in Spanish) program is designed for students who have advanced proficiency in Spanish reading, writing, listening and speaking, and who are ready to study in the native language alongside local students. The Tec provides a Spanish language placement test upon arrival to assess students’ Spanish language level. Students who are placed in advanced Spanish and who have met the course prerequisites can enroll in any of the courses offered at the Tec. The International Programs Office staff in Querétaro will assist with course registration during the on-site orientation.

For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.


The Mexico: Technológico de Monterrey (in Spanish) program is located in North-Central Mexico in Querétaro, which is located 125 miles north of Mexico City and 220 miles east of Guadalajara. Querétaro is one of Mexico’s most well-known and beautiful colonial cities and a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. It is located near the ancient capitals of the Aztecs and the Toltecs, and is growing as an important business and industrial center.


Upon arrival in Querétaro, students are provided with temporary host family accommodations, for one month, prearranged by the Tec. During this first month, the on-site staff will provide students with housing information and assist them in finding permanent accommodations. Some students choose to stay with their host family for the remainder of the academic year, while others rental local apartments.


Internships (Type A only for three units per semester) may be available to students enrolled in the Study in English/Learn Spanish and Direct Enrollment Programs depending on availability and the language required for the internship. Internships are given upper division credit and are limited to three units per semester, which is the CSU IP policy. While the Tec offers six and nine unit internships (per semester), this is not permitted by the CSU IP Office. For internship information, contact the Programas Internacionales Office.


Applicants must complete and submit two applications for this program: the CSUF online application and the CSU IP online application.

According to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for Mexico, CSU IP in Mexico is affiliated with the Tecnológico de Monterrey System (known as the Tec), which is a multi-campus university system unique in Latin American, operating 31 campuses throughout Mexico. CSU IP students attend the Querétaro campus of the Tec. All students in Mexico are required to take the following: 
  • A Spanish placement test prior to arrival (to determine Spanish level placement); 
  • A Spanish language course each semester;
  • The equivalent of 15 CSU semester units each semester; and
  • Other course requirements depending on the CSU IP program.
The CSU IP Mexico: Spanish Direct Enrollment Program is for students with advanced proficiency in Spanish reading, writing, listening and speaking and who are ready to study in the native language side-by-side with local students. In order for students to take courses taught in Spanish, students must test at the high intermediate/advanced level plus meet course pre-requisites, if any. Students may also take courses taught in English, and apply to do a three-unit internship either one or both semesters.