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|Program Sponsor:||CSU International Programs|
|Restrictions:||CSU System applicants only|
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|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:||Junior, Senior, Sophomore|
|Language of Instruction:||English, Spanish||Language Prerequisite:||1 term college-level Spanish|
|Areas of Study:||Engineering, Spanish|
CSU IP Mexico: Engineering
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.
Course Prerequisites: At least one term of college-level Spanish, and completion of both Newtonian Physics and Integral Calculus.
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. CSU IP students study at Tec’s Querétaro campus, which was founded in 1975 and enrolls about 5,000 students in 19 majors. The Tec draws students not only from North America but from around the world. To learn more about student life and diversity at the Tec, click here.
The CSU IP Mexico Engineering program, which started in 2015, was designed by CSU engineering faculty so that engineering students would have the opportunity to study abroad while taking coursework in English in their major. The program is best-suited for 2nd year engineering students, but may work for other class levels as well (consult with your Academic Advisor for course suitability). Each semester, students will be enrolled in 6 units of Spanish language coursework, as well as 9 units of major coursework taught in English:
Fall semester coursework:
Spanish language, 6 units
Calculus III/Multi-variable Calculus (in English), 3 units
Differential Equations (in English), 3 units
Statics (in English), 3 units
Spring semester coursework:
Spanish language, 6 units
Solid Mechanics (in English), 3 units
Dynamics (in English), 3 units
Fluid Mechanics (in English), 3 units
For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin for the previous year.
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.