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CSU IP Mexico: Study in English/Learn Spanish
Program At A Glance
When: Early August to mid-May
Units: Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.
Cost: Students pay the same tuition for CSU IP Mexico as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Sheet.
Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 2.75 GPA; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than spring term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by fall term of the program start date; Graduate students may participate for undergraduate credit.
Course Prerequisites: Completion of at least one term of college-level Spanish.
The CSU IP Mexico 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 CSU IP Mexico: Study in English/Learn Spanish 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.
The CSU IP Mexico 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.