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|Program Sponsor:||CSU International Programs|
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|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|GPA Requirement:||2.75 (If you do not meet the GPA requirement, contact CSU IP as you still may be eligible to apply)||Class Standing:||Graduate, Junior, Senior|
|Language of Instruction:||Spanish||Language Prerequisite:||4+ sem/6+ qtr college-level Spanish|
|Areas of Study:||Agriculture, Architecture, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Chicano/Latino Studies, Communications, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Design, Economics, Engineering, Food Science, History, Information Technology, International Business, International Relations, International/Global Studies, Journalism, Latin American Studies, Liberal Studies, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Nutrition, Physical Science, Political Science, Spanish|
MEXICO: TECHNOLÓGICO DE MONTERREY (IN SPANISH)
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline
April 1: Late Applicant Deadline
Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline. If spaces are available, student may submit applications for the later deadlines, but may need to be flexible regarding their program options, available spaces may be limited on popular programs.
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
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.
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.
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.
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.
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 November & February 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.
The 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.