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Program Description


ITESM Mexico City
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Quick Facts

  • Study at the leading private university in Latin America at one of the 5 following campus locations: Cuernavaca, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey, or Queretaro.
  • Choose from a large menu of Spanish language acquisition courses, regular university courses in Spanish with local students and regular university courses in English with local students (menu varies from campus to campus).
  • Must be at an advanced level of Spanish to take regular university courses in Spanish with local students.
  • To receive priority consideration for this program, application review for the fall semester will begin February 1st and application review for the spring semester will begin June 15th. Applications will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis after these dates, as space allows, until the final deadline.



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Location Details

To view a complete list of Tec's campuses, click here.  In the past, the most popular campuses for ASU students have been Guadalajara, Monterrey, Mexico City and Querétaro.

Each campus has a variety of majors and, therefore, courses available in Spanish and/or English.  It is very important to review the academic offerings at each campus you are interested in and meet with your International Coordinator to review your options.

If you are seeking to take the majority of your classes in English, please note, the Monterrey, Mexico City and Guadalajara campuses are the largest, see the highest numbers of international students enroll, and therefore offer the most variety of classes in English.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a visa if their program is longer than 180 days.* An advanced visa application is not required for U.S. students spending less than 180 days in Mexico. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.


Academic Program & Courses

The Tecnologico de Monterrey is a Mexican private educational institution that was founded in 1943 and is a multi-campus university system with an international presence.  Tec de Monterrey offers courses in the following areas of study:

  • Agriculture and Food
  • Architecture
  • Business and Management
  • Communication and Journalism
  • Design and Applied Arts
  • Health
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Information Technologies and Electronics
  • Law
  • Sciences and Engineering
To review what courses are available each term, check out the Undergraduate course offering at ITESM. Select the term you plan to study abroad, the language of instruction, and then area of study to see what courses are available. You can also filter by the Campus where courses are offered.

Each course at ITESM is worth 3 ASU credits.

ITESM undergraduate degrees usually take four years to complete and undergraduate courses are 1000-3000 level classes. 

  • 1000 level classes = lower division courses
  • 2000 - 3000 level classes = upper division courses

Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and current course equivalencies.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click Here to view how credits and grades at ITESM will convert to ASU credits and grades.
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Program Housing

The types of accommodation at ITESM vary from campus to campus, but often include the following options:

  • Homestay - Immerse yourself in the Mexican lifestyle and language when you share a home with a local family.  Costs vary, but usually include a shared room with another international student, three meals a day, housekeeping, laundry facilities and utilities.
  • Residence Halls - Some campuses have on-campus dormitories available to international students that offer a global experience interacting and living among students from Mexico and many other countries.  Board is not included, and many students purchase a meal plan on top of their dorm costs.
  • Independent Lodging - Off-campus options exist and the International Programs office at your Tec campus should be able to refer you to various housing agencies with locations close to campus. 
ITESM's International Programs Office will support you with resources for each of these housing options depending on availability at the campus you select. Additional tips on finding safe housing abroad can be found on our website here.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. For example, in Mexico, most public buildings are inaccessible and inconsistent inspection results in construction of new facilities that are not accessible. Public transportation for persons with disabilities is very limited.

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. For example, in Mexico, conservative cultural ideals influence societal norms, making LGBTQIA identity expression cause for possible discrimination.  In general, the LGBTQIA community is acknowledged and is generally tolerated.

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. For example, in Mexico, some women travelers may experience harassment in the form of cat calling and other forms of objectification by local men. Students are encouraged to travel in groups and in mixed company whenever possible.

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.


Cost Information

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following fees:

  • $50 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • $400 Administrative Fee (non-refundable)
  • Carbon Offset Fee*
  • International Travel Service Fee (Including Insurance)*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the International Travel Service Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration and the Carbon Offset Fee will increase annually (in July) by approximately $2.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program



Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2021 10/15/2020
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: For priority consideration, apply by June 15th! Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after this date until the final deadline as space allows.

Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

Fall Semester 2021 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Academic Year 2021-2022 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Spring Semester 2022 10/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed