MEXICO: TECHNOLÓGICO DE MONTERREY (IN ENGLISH)
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.
2.9 Cumulative GPA
CSU Class Standing
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior.
Completion of at least one term of college-level Spanish.
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
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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 English) 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.
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.
The Mexico: Technológico de Monterrey (in English) program is affiliated with Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), better known as Tec. The Tec is a major university system with 32 campuses throughout Mexico. 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 of these areas, subject to their language ability, or concentrate on Spanish language learning.
The Mexico: Technológico de Monterrey (in English) program is designed for beginning and intermediate students who want to improve their Spanish language skills, while taking courses in their academic major. Each semester, students enroll in 3 to 6 units of Spanish language and 9 to 12 units of coursework taught in English in their academic major. There are approximately 70 courses offered in English at the Tec and academic offerings vary from year to year. For students who are learning Spanish, coursework is also available in Spanish.
For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin and Study in English/Learn Spanish program flyer 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 English) 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 Mexico, 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.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM NOTES:
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: English/Learn Spanish program is for beginning and intermediate students whose goals are to focus on Spanish language and culture supplemented with courses offered in English. Each semester, students enroll in Spanish language classes offered by the Programas Internacionales
, supplemented by courses taught in English offered by the various academic faculties. Students may apply to do a three-unit internship either one or both semesters depending on availability and Spanish proficiency.