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Mexico: Tecnológico de Monterrey (in English)
Querétaro, Mexico (Outgoing Program)
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Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
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Academic Year 2019-2020 02/01/2019 03/01/2019 TBA TBA
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Class Standing:
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Language Prerequisite: 1 term college-level Spanish
Areas of Study: Accounting, Architecture, Art, Biology, Business, Chicano/Latino Studies, Communications, Computer Graphics, Engineering, Film Studies, Food Science, Graphic Design, International Relations, International/Global Studies, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Philosophy, Photography, Physical Science, Physics, Political Science, Psychology Special Notes: Graduate students may participate for undergraduate credit.
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Academic Year Applications
February 1: Priority Deadline
March 1: Secondary Deadline 
April 1: Late Applicant Deadline

Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline as available spaces may be limited on popular programs.


GPA Requirement
2.75 Cumulative GPA 
CSU Class Standing
Sophomore, Junior, or Senior. 

Completion of at least one term of college-level Spanish.


Subjects Available
Accounting International/Global Studies
Agronomy Latin American Studies
Architecture Linguistics
Art Management
Biology Marketing
Business Mathematics
Communications Philosophy
Computer Science Photography
Engineering Physical Science
Film Physics
Food Science Political Science
Graphic Design Psychology
CLICK HERE to view the online course catalog. 

Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

CLICK HERE to view the Academic Bulletin for this program for further details regarding course credits and academic policies.  

Students pay the same tuition for Mexico: Technológico de Monterrey (in English) 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.

Program Dates
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 June.


The Mexico: Technológico de Monterrey (in English) 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.

Mexico - Learn SpanishThe Mexico: Technológico de Monterrey (in English) 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.

For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the CSU IP Academic Bulletin and Study in English/Learn Spanish program flyer 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 English) 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.


Internships (Type A only for three units per semester) may be available to students enrolled in the Study in English/Learn Spanish and Direct Enrollment Programs depending on availability and the language required for the internship. Internships are given upper division credit and are limited to three units per semester, which is the CSU IP policy. While the Tec offers six and nine unit internships (per semester), this is not permitted by the CSU IP Office. For internship information, contact the Programas Internacionales Office.

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