By selecting "Apply Now" you are notifying the EDUCATION ABROAD office about your interest in this Exchange Program. You will be notified by email regarding the status of the competitive exchange selection process.
Exchange students will require a visa to study in Mexico. The type of visa may vary depending on the length of study in Mexico and the nationality of the student.
-For students coming to study for a semester or less (180 days or less), an FMM visa for non-lucrative activities will be required.
-For students coming to study for more than a semester or a whole year (181 days or more), a temporary resident student visa will be required.
Cost of Living
Living costs will vary depending on individual lifestyle expectations and chosen housing option.
A basic student budget is estimated to be $500-$750 (per month) including housing, meals, transport, laundry and education expenses for books and stationery.
What Students Say
"Challenge yourself and study Spanish; it will be a fun and different experience. You will have the chance to meet a lot of people and even learn more about yourself." Sanna Kronqvist, Sweden
"The city is so beautiful and there is so much to explore in the mountains." Lauren Fredenca, USA
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) also known as Tecnológico de Monterrey or simply as TEC, is a private, multi-campus university based in Monterrey, Mexico. Founded in 1943 by leading regional industrialists, ITESM has since grown to include 31 campuses in 25 cities throughout the country.
The university's widespread recognition has made it one of the most prestigious in Latin America and the developing world. Known for having the best business school in the region, ITESM holds a strong reputation among potential employers.
Learn more about Tecnológico de Monterrey
About Campus Cities
“The Pearl of the West” is the affectionate name that the local residents have for Mexico´s second largest city: Guadalajara. Guadalajara is the capital of the State of Jalisco and source of some of the best-known Mexican exports: pottery, handcrafted wood furniture, tequila, and mariachi music, among others.
Mexico City is a fascinating capital that marvels its visitors with endless options. One of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, Mexico City boasts 16 boroughs and more than 300 neighborhoods.
The city of Monterrey is a multicultural space full of adventures, entertainment, culture, and places to explore. There is a wide variety of activities in the city and its surrounding areas, from international events to ecotourism in the beautiful mountainous and desert regions just outside the city.
The Historic Center of Puebla was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on December 8, 1987. Puebla is a hub for universities and is full of architectural jewels, magic, traditions, culture and beliefs that together create a fabulous story that brings this city to life.
Querétaro is considered an excellent example of a Spanish colonial city; its well-preserved historic center was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996. Querétaro is the ideal destination for business tourism. It integrates a valuable history with the rhythm and modern lifestyle of a cosmopolitan state.
For more information, visit theCampus Lifewebpage.
Students have an option to choose from different academic options offered by each campus:
Regular University Courses Taught in English and/or Spanish
Spanish as a Second Language and Mexican Culture
Exchange students can choose from a variety of subject areas, although course offerings may vary based on the chosen campus. At ITESM, the average class size is approximately 30 students and coursework typically includes homework assignments, teamwork, projects in small groups, student participation, and examinations.
Students can also supplement their academic coursework by getting involved as a student volunteer in one of many different community projects placed by ITESM.
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Exchange students can choose from the following accommodation options, based on campus availability, budget, and desired experience.
Live with a host family -. Friendly families will welcome you with open arms. By choosing a homestay, you will experience Mexican culture firsthand, including its language, customs, and cuisine. Live in a residence hall - Enjoy a global experience while interacting with and living among students from Mexico and many other different countries. Live off campus - Tecnológico de Monterrey provides information about off-campus housing (upon request) as well as offering you assistance in understanding rental agreements, legal issues, etc.
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NOTE: By selecting "Apply Now" you are notifying the EDUCATION ABROAD office about your interest in this Exchange Program. You will be notified by email regarding the status of the competitive exchange selection process.
Dates / Deadlines:
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.