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Exchange (Bilateral) Mexico: Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM)
Mexico City, Mexico; Queretaro, Mexico (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring,
Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: UW-Whitewater applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2017 10/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2017 03/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2017 03/15/2017 ** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Exchange (Bilateral)
Language of Instruction:
English and Foreign Language
Housing Options:
Apartment, Dorm/On-Campus, Home-Stay
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Class Standing:
Freshman, Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Areas of Study:
Accounting, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Culture, Economics, International Business, International Relations, Marketing, Math/Statistics, Political Science, Spanish
Target Language:
Spanish
Service-Learning:
Yes
Internship Available:
Yes
Program Description:

Tecnológico De Monterrey (ITESM)

UW-W Exchange Program



 
Location Mexico City or Queretaro, 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
ITESM website Mexico City Campus
Queretaro Campus
Mexico
Mexico

 

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.  

Mexico City Campus

Mexico 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.

ITESM Mexico City Campus Information 2015-2016.pdf
ITSEM Mexico City Campus - Course List 2015.pdf

ITESM Mexico City

Queretaro Campus

The ITESM Queretaro 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.

Queretaro 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 Queretaro has repeatedly been recognized as the metro area with the best quality of life and as the safest city in Mexico.

Academics

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

 

Accommodation

Students 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.


Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

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.

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  
Tuition* 3,825
Application/Administration Fee 225
Contingency Fee 50
CISI Insurance 170
Subtotal $4,270
Additional Estimated Expenses  
Passport and Passport Photos  150
Round-Trip Airfare 750
ITESM international insurance (mandatory) 400
Room and Board** 3,000
Books/Supplies 300
Personal/Miscellaneous 1,500
Subtotal $5,800
Total*** $10,370

*2016-17 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.

***For comparison, the UW-W Financial Aid office estimates the cost of attendance on the UW-W campus for one semester to be $9,142 (http://www.uww.edu/financialaid/costs/cost-of-attendance).


Passport and Visa Requirements

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.


Key Dates

 
Term Application Deadline Term Dates
Academic Year March 15th Early August to late May
Fall Semester March 15th Early August to early December
Spring Semester October 1st Early January to late May


Contacts

CGE Exchange Coordinator:
Milliam Lor
Center for Global Education
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel:  262-472-5759
Email: LorM05@uww.edu

UW-W Faculty Exchange Advisor:
Professor Peter Hoff
Department of Languages & Literatures
Office: Laurentide 3209
Tel: 262-472-51591
Email: hoffp@uww.edu