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A&M University Wide Exchange: Tecnologico de Monterrey, Ciudad de Mexico Campus, Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring,
Summer 1,
Summer 10-Week,
Summer 2
Homepage: Click to visit
Approved Course Equivalencies Click here to view
Who Can Apply: Texas A&M University applicants only
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 03/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Agriculture, Architecture, Business, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Foreign Language - Spanish, Geosciences, Health/Medicine, Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts - International Studies, Science
Academic College: Any
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Language courses available:
Yes
Language requirement:
Yes
Language of instruction:
English, Spanish
Program Advisor:
Bianca Cusimano, Katy Lane
Housing: Dormitory, Homestay
Open to non-majors:
Yes
Classification: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Additional features: Internship, Volunteer
REEP Program Type:
University Wide Exchange
Program Description:
Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Ciudad de Mexico Campus


Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores De Monterrey, also known as Monterrrey Tec or ITESM, is based in Monterrey but has 31 campuses in 25 cities throughout Mexico.  The university offers classes in business, engineering, architecture, liberal arts and sciences. The ITESM Ciudad de Mexico campus has been recognized for its magnificent architecture and infrastructure. It is a prestigious university aiming to further develop the academic and research level of students and teachers, enriching their global perspective through international experiences. Not only will you be living in Mexican society where you can experience the richness of Mexico’s culture, but you will also be able to take Spanish language classes and put theory into practice in your everyday life.
 

Location
 
Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Ciudad de Mexico Campus is located in the Tlalpan neighborhood of Mexico City. Public spaces through the city spring with life, the culinary scene is exploding and a cultural renaissance is flourishing. A stroll through the buzzing downtown area reveals the capital’s storied history, from its pre-Hispanic underpinning and colonial-era splendor to its contemporary edge. While the city may be fast paced, plenty of old school cantinas, museums, murals and boating excursions along ancient canals offer an escape.
 
 
NOTE: Due to the current U.S. Department of State Travel Warning for Mexico, all students participating in a university-sponsored experience to Mexico must receive approval from the Texas A&M University president prior to departure. The University president approval process is facilitated through the Study Abroad Programs Office. At this time, travel to certain areas of Mexico mentioned in the Travel Warning will be restricted for all undergraduate students. For more information regarding the Presidential Approval Process or travel rules, please contact the Study Abroad Office.
 

Eligibility Requirements
  • This program is open to all majors.
  • Students must have taken four semesters of college Spanish, up to the 202 level, and achieved proficiency in both written and spoken Spanish.
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Have a minimum Junior classification by beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Provide 2 letters of recommendation from Texas A&M faculty members (forms within application)
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended


Students can choose to study abroad during:
  • Fall Semester (August to early December)
  • Spring Semester (January to May)
  • Academic Year (August to May)
  • Summer Semester (Summer I or Summer 10-Week)
 Other ITESM campuses accepting Texas A&M University exchange students:
  • Cuernavaca
  • Estado de Mexico (Atizapan)
  • Guadalajara
  • Monterrey (Main Campus)
  • Puebla
  • Queretaro
  • San Luis
  • Santa Fe
  • Toluca
Courses

The Ciudad de Mexico campus program offers different courses and internship opportunities. International students may register for any number of regular classes that are attended by degree-seeking students; however the student’s Spanish proficiency must have reached the required level. A full list of ITESM courses avilable can be found on the 
Course Selection_2017_CCM.pdf
Course options include topics such as:
  • Spanish as a Foreign Language (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Levels)
  • Doing Business in Mexico
  • Mexican Culture
  • Civilizations and Culture of Latin America
  • History of Mexican Art
Students must complete a Spanish language evaluation test before being able to register for classes in addition to have completed four semesters of college Spanish courses.

 Afternoon Walk

Housing

Students will receive a list with off-campus accommodation options previously arranged by international programs office. The houses selected have been habituated as
student’s residences with all services included (phone, laundry, kitchen); the options are walking distance from the Campus. Students can also select a different housing option, it is not mandatory to stay in the options provided by Tecnológico de Monterrey.

 


               


Costs

One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.
 
Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
A&M Tuition & Fees $5,000
REEP Administrative Fee $300
Estimated Fees Paid Directly to ITESM
Accommodations $2,500
Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
International Airfare $800
Meals $1,000
Misc. Expenses, Books, and Supplies $900
Personal Spending $1,500+
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST $12,000+
Texas A&M Semester Comparison Cost  $13,636+
 
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage.

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Helpful Links

ITESM Homepage
ITESM Ciudad de Mexico Campus
ITESM 
Course Selection 
ITESM Ciudad de Mexico Academic Options
ITESM Academic Calendar
ITESM Cuidad de Mexico Course Catalog
ITESM Cuidad de Mexico Accommodation Options
List of ITESM Summer Programs
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding Options
Mexico City Travel Guide
Currency Converter
 
Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"My experience at Instituto Tecnologico y De Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) as an exchange student in the spring of 2007 was a very rewarding one...As far as my cultural enrichment, the many friends I made in Monterrey, really helped me out. Most of the friends I made either lived in my dorm, or were in the same classes as I. All of my friends were native Mexicans, so I learned a great deal about the country's politics and culture just by talking to them and other people. I suppose that's the best way anyone can really get to know a country, by living there and talking to its people. Overall, I really enjoyed my experience in Monterrey. I could not have asked for a better learning experience than this one. Not only did I learn more about the Mexican culture and improve my Spanish, but I also learned a lot more about myself. I learned more patience and most importantly, I learned that there is a vast, vast world out there outside of our United States with many, many more things to see and teach."
 
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student


For more information about the exchange program to Tecnologico de Monterrey, Ciudad de Mexico Campus, contact Bianca Cusimano in the Study Abroad Programs Office.