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  • Locations: Monterrey, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 11/15/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Advisor: Cristina Sosa Click here for a definition of this term Fields of Study: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, Comparative Literature, Economics, Finance, Food Science, History, Information Technology, Latin American Studies, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Political Science, Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Program Options: Internship Credits Click here for a definition of this term Host Institution: Instituto Technologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)
Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.75
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment, Internship (Part) Click here for a definition of this term In Classes With: Mostly Host Country Students
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing: 2nd Sem Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Family Home Stay, Residence Hall
Program Description:
 Monterrey Tech offers a wide-range of courses from a full academic curriculum. For students at the intermediate level of Spanish, courses are available in Spanish language, culture, civilization and literature. Also, given Monterrey Tech's reputation as a high caliber business school, business courses are available tailored especially for the needs of the intermediate level Spanish student. For students with strong Spanish language skills, direct enrollment courses offer a full-curriculum in a variety of disciplines. Depending on how many classes you take during each semester, you should receive approximately the same amount of credit for your semester or year as you would as a full-time student at your home institution (up to fifteen credit hours per semester).  There are many courses taught in english which students take side by side with Mexican and other international students.Location

The capital of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey rests in a valley surrounded by the jagged Sierra Madre mountain range.  The distinctive Cerro de la Silla (Saddle Mountain) provides a dramatic backdrop for a city that blends the old with the new, industry and style, tradition and efficiency.  The downtown area features magnificent plazas and gardens highlighted by a pedestrian mall to the west and a historical district to the east.  Located in northeastern Mexico, only 174 miles south from the Texas border, Monterrey is the third largest city in the country.  Even with its large population, it is one of the safest cities in Mexico.

The Monterrey Campus is the main campus of the Monterrey Tech System, with an enrollment of 17,500 full time students. The campus is a favorite among students in Mexico, and attracts international students seeking a wide range of academic fields.  There are 277 student clubs and associations related to professional development and community service.  In addition, students actively plan their own symposiums, congresses and events.  Sports and extracurricular activities include aerobics, volleyball, gymnastics, football, weight-lifting, basketball, martial arts, mountain climbing, swimming, folk dancing, salsa, photography, flamenco, singing, cooking and Tango.

Living Arrangements

Host family program: One of the best ways to learn from Mexican culture is living with a family. This option offers the opportunity to spend time with Mexican families which proves to be a unique chance to immerse you in the local lifestyle and language of such important part of the culture. This program will help you learn about certain customs which may vary from those at your home country. We suggest this program to those students who are willing to share time with local families, are used to people of different ages and will be open to home rules. Affectionate and friendly, those families that participate in the host family program welcome you with open arms. Discover the warmth of their family, experience Mexican customs, authentic Mexican cuisine and practice Spanish on a daily basis. Family program includes breakfast & dinner during the weeks and clothes washing. Water, electricity and gas are included in the price, rents are monthly. Most places are from 10-25 minutes walking distance away from the Campus.

Residence hall: Enjoy a global experience interacting with and living among students from Mexico and many other countries.  Hang out in social areas to play, study, talk, or watch TV.  Common laundry and cooking facilities are available on-site (meal plans are not offered).

Furnished apartments or houses/living off campus: If you are interested in staying with other foreign students in an independent place, this is the option you should choose. There is an abundance of homes and apartments for rent around your campus.  To find one that best meets your needs, you should arrive at least one week before your Orientation to begin your search.  Consider that you will have to stay for a couple of nights in a hotel while you find a place to live.  You will responsible for the common tasks concerning housing such as cleaning the house, paying the bills and buying food communally of individually. Places are normally for three students, each one having his or her own room. Consider that you will also have to follow certain rules, since places are located in condominiums. Water, electricity and gas are included in the price, rents are monthly. Most places are from 10-25 minutes walking distance away from the Campus.