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Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM)
Chihuahua, Mexico; Guadalajara, Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico; Monterrey, Mexico; Queretaro, Mexico (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Minimum GPA: 3.0
Credit Type: Resident
Program Description:
Program Description:
Founded in 1943 by a group of Mexican entrepreneurs, ITESM (Monterrey Tech) has developed into an institution recognized, nationally and internationally, for its academic excellence. Monterrey Tech is a university system comprising of 31 campuses and 100,000 students all over Mexico. At most campuses, around 30% of courses are taugh in English. OSU students can choose any campus for their exchange. Listed below are some popular ones: 
  • Campus Monterrey (Main Campus): Monterrey is the third largest city in Mexico. Thanks to the high level of quality of tourist services offered, it is considered a world-class destination. The city is home to the largest number of schools, institutes, universities, technical and higher education centers per capita in the country. Thousands of foreign students live in Monterrey, making this city full of life and diversity. Campus Monterrey has five cafeterias, eight academic builldings, more than 200 research laboratories, a well-equipped gymnasium, a large library with learning commons area, a large stadium and athletic track, 17 residence halls (with a recreational swimming pool), an indoor swimming pool, and fields/courts for many sports.
  • Campus Queretaro: The Querétaro Campus has a long tradition of an international curriculum, offering 30% of its regular classes in English and providing international students the ability to integrate into the social life of the campus. International students at the Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Querétaro represents more than 8% of the campus community, including students from 30 countries and more than 400 universities from around the world. Querétaro is one of the safest and most culturally and technologically advanced cities in Latin America, recognized as one of the first in America to have a completely wireless downtown. Home of one of the most important aerospace and automotive clusters in the continent, Querétaro is home to 16 Industrial Parks as well as a highly diverse and multicultural population. The campus offers 22 undergraduate programs and three graduate programs taught by more than 450 faculty. 

  • Campus Guadalajara: “The Pearl of the West” is the affectionate name that the local residents have for Mexico´s second largest city, Guadalajara. Founded in 1542 and with an estimated population of over 5 million people, Guadalajara is the capital of the State of Jalisco and source of some of the best-known Mexican exports: pottery, handcrafted wood furniture, tequila, and mariachi music, among others. Founded in 1991, ITESM's Campus Guadalajara has facilities located in the northwest outskirts of the city, giving it an amazing balance between green areas and modern buildings, which combine harmony to bring a fresh and friendly learning atmosphere. Campus Guadalajara has earned national and international prestige due to the quality of its academic programs and facilities. The Business School is ranked #1 in Mexico, and was recognized for having the largest number of programs certified by national and international associations.
  • Campus Santa Fe (Mexico City): Monterrey Institute of Technology's Santa Fe Campus is located in the western edge of Mexico City in one of the fastest growing business districts in Mexico. Campus Santa Fe started operating in August 2001 and, today, it enrolls over 3,600 students in High School, Undergraduate and Graduate Programs. Santa Fe Campus is located on 33 acres and offers a wide range of sports, cultural and leisure facilities, such as a full-size football field, basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts; a 1200 m2 cafeteria, two libraries, laboratories for science and engineering and computer labs. Free parking and free transportation to and from most of the main areas of the city is offered to all students. Many cultural and athletic activities are offered free of charge to all the regular and international students.
  • Campus Chihuahua: ITESM Campus Chihuahua was founded in August 1976. The city, with around 670,000 inhabitants, is situated in the north of the country and just a 3 hour drive from El Paso, Texas. Campus Chihuahua has established itself as an institution of academic excellence. Successful projects such as the Entrepreneur Program, the Institute for Sustainable Social Development (IDeSS) and Leadership Program, have transformed citizens' values and skills. As new buildings are developed, programs and opportunities continue to grow. Many cultural and recreational student activities are available in Chihuahua, as well. 
Mexico is a federal republic divided into 31 states and one federal district (Mexico City).  Mexico is known for its beautiful beaches, friendly people and diverse ecological landscapes. 

Academic Calendar
Fall Winter
August- December
Spring Spring
January- May
Summer Summer
May- July

Please note, these dates are subject to change. For the most accurate information, please visit the host university website

Before going abroad, you will need to investigate the courses available at potential host institutions. OSU students studying abroad must take at least the equivalent of 12 OSU credit hours during their exchange semester. Please be sure to read the course descriptions provided by the host institution and compare them to your coursework at OSU. 

OSU students studying at ITESM have taken courses in architecture, agriculture, art, biology, biochemistry, business, chemistry, computer science, engineering, food science, human development, law, media, nutritional sciences, political science, Spanish, and more! Courses vary by campus. Click here for more information on courses offerings at ITESM.
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Students participating in a reciprocal exchange program must have completed at least 45 credit hours and have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or above at the time they intend to participate.

For estimated expenses, please refer to the budget sheets located at the top of this brochure. 

The university helps exchange students arrange housing with the following options: residence hall, host family, and independent housing. For more information, please refer to the host university website

Visa Information
Students studying for 180 days or more are required to obtain a student visa or residency permit. Please refer to the website of the embassy or consulate to obtain visa information. U.S. students going for one semester or less generally do not require a visa.

Helpful Links
International Student Handbook

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 04/01/2019 ** 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.
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