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|Restrictions:||UW-Whitewater applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||2021||03/15/2021 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Academic Year||2021-2022||04/01/2021 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Fall||2021||04/01/2021 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Spring||2022||11/01/2021 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Tecnológico De Monterrey (ITESM)
UW-W Exchange Program
|Location||Multiple campuses, Mexico|
|Eligibility||2.5 GPA, All majors. Open to undergraduate and graduate students.|
|Academic Focus||Across the curriculum|
|Language of Instruction||English, Spanish|
|Terms||Semester, Summer, Year|
Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM) is an internationally-renowned private, non-profit university with 31 campuses across Mexico. ITESM enrolls over 80,000 student across its campuses, 4,700 of whom are international students from more than 70 countries around the world. Currently, UW-Whitewater approves students to study at either ITESM's Mexico City Campus or its Queretaro Campus, due to these campuses' well-developed support systems for international students and the safety and security of these regions in Mexico. If you wish to study at any of the other campuses offered, please speak with the Office of Global Experiences to see what accomodations can be made for you.
Mexico City CampusMexico City is the capital and most populous city in Mexico, with 8.8 million people living in the city and a total of 21 million in the greater metropolitan area, making it the largest metropolitan area of the Western hemisphere. The city was originally built on an island of Lake Texcoco by the Aztecs in 1325 as Tenochtitlan, and was destroyed and rebuilt in the 16th century as a colonial capital in the Spanish conquest. The ITESM Mexico City campus offers a variety of courses in English, Spanish language courses, and excellent campus facilities and activities.
The ITESM Querétaro campus has a student enrollment of 6,000, and 400 international students study there each year. 30% of its courses are taught in English, and they also offer all levels of Spanish language courses, as well as credit-bearing internship courses.
Querétaro is a modern and vibrant city of 800,000 located in central Mexico, about 2 hours north of Mexico City. The historic city center has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Querétaro has repeatedly been recognized as the metro area with the best quality of life and as the safest city in Mexico.
Students spending a semester at ITESM will take a course load of 12-18 US semester credits, which can be made up of classes in English, classes in Spanish (for students with advanced Spanish proficiency), Spanish language courses (all levels available), and credit-bearing internship classes.
Most courses are worth 8 Mexican credits, which is equivalent to 3 US credits. Spanish courses at ITESM are 16 Mexican credits (6 US credits). Students must take at least 32 Mexican credits (12 US credits) per semester and may take up to 48 Mexican credits (18 US credits).
ITESM Course Catalog
AccommodationStudents studying on exchange at ITESM can choose to live with a homestay family (arranged by ITESM) or in an apartment off campus. Homestay families provide students with 3 meals a day and are a great option for students interested in immersing themselves in Mexican culture and daily life. Students choosing to live in an apartment off campus are responsible for making their own housing arrangements, but ITESM can provide students a list of housing options for students to look into. To learn more about accomodation, visit ITESM's accomodation page.
Exchange programs are affordable study abroad options that allow students to pay UW-W tuition while studying abroad. As with all approved study abroad programs, UW-W financial aid can be used on this program. Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad, and UW-W and external study abroad scholarships are available.
Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships
UW-W tuition, as well as the Global Experiences Application Fee and CISI international insurance, are billed to the student’s UW-W account. Other expenses are paid separately by the student..
Estimated Cost of Attendance (per semester)
|Billed by UW-Whitewater|
|Additional Estimated Expenses|
|Accommodation** (homestay; 3 meals/day provided)||3,000|
|ITESM International Insurance (mandatory)||400|
|Passport and Passport Photos||150|
*2019-20 UW-W tuition for in-state residents. Non-residents are subject to UW-W non-resident tuition rates. Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year
**Estimate - exact costs vary based on housing option chosen. Other options available.
***For comparison, the UW-W Financial Aid office estimates the cost of attendance on the UW-W campus for one semester to be $7,400.
Students must have a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of the program date. Depending on the length of the program and the student’s country of citizenship, a Mexican student visa may also be required.
Passport and Visa Requirements
|Term||Application Deadline||Term Dates|
|Academic Year||April 1||Mid August to early June|
|Fall Semester||April 1||Mid August to early December|
|Spring Semester||October 15||Early February to early June|
|Summer||April 1||Late June to Late July|
Office of Global Experiences
Office: McCutchan 204