Semester Exchange - Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)
ITESM (Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education), also known as Tecnológico de Monterrey or simply as ‘Tec’, is a private, nonsectarian and coeducational multi-campus university based in Monterrey, Mexico. Founded in 1943 by leading regional industrialists, ITESM has since grown to include 31 campuses in 25 cities throughout the country and its wealth, influence and widespread recognition have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the Spanish speaking world. With their culturally-oriented courses, you will not only learn to speak Spanish (the third most widely spoken language in the world), but you will also gain an invaluable insight into Mexico’s way of thinking and doing business that will give you a competitive edge in your career. The courses are offered in both English and Spanish. The city of Monterrey is not only important because of its business and industry, it is also a multicultural space full of adventures, entertainment, culture and places to explore. There is a wide variety of activities in the city and its surrounding areas, from international events to ecotourism in the beautiful mountainous and desert regions just outside the city.
Program Dates: First semester: Jan-May, Second semester: July to December
Area of Study: Business, Engineering and IT, Environment, Law, Security and Intelligence, Media, Creative arts, and communication, Science, Society, history and languages
Type of program: Semester Exchange
Length of program: 5 months
Language of Instruction: Spanish, English
Course Details: ITESM has over 30 campuses throughout Mexico: Campus Locations
Monterrey (Main Campus), Estado de Mexico, Ciudad de Mexico, Santa Fe (all in Mexico City and surrounding areas) and Guadalajara are very popular for exchange students. For more information please refer to each campus website or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a meeting with an Exchange advisor for Latin America.
Course Information: You can search over 500 courses in English across all of ITESM campuses in Mexico, in order to find a study program that suits your Macquarie degree program.
Accommodation: Refer to each individual campus website for further details
To be eligible for this program, you must:
- A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher (varies each program),
- Completion of at least 12cp at the time of application. 18cp to go abroad, Enough credit points remaining to complete the program,
- Comply with the eligibility criteria outlined in the Student Exchange Policy,
- Spanish proficiency, if you are taking classes in Spanish. Extensive English courses available, and beginners Spanish programs if you would like to learn the language
How to apply
Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:
Your personal details, Three University preferences, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.
Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Cost and Funding Website.
Insurance: Students are covered by Macquarie International insurance and must purchase extra insurance to cover the mid-semester break and any travel taken before or after the official start and end dates for the semester abroad.
Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.
*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.
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ITESM (in English: Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education), also known as Tecnológico de Monterrey or simply as Tec, is a private, nonsectarian and coeducational multi-campus university based in Monterrey, Mexico. Founded in 1943 by leading regional industrialists, ITESM has since grown to include 31 campuses in 25 cities throughout the country and its wealth, influence and widespread recognition have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the Spanish speaking world.
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Society, history and languages
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Macquarie, Undergraduate, Admisnistration, Humanities, Communication, Economics and Politics, Exchange, Mexico
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