About the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)
Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University to study abroad. Each applicant’s disciplinary record will be reviewed, and students must be cleared by the Office of the Dean of Richmond College or Westhampton College. Students on conduct probation will not be able to study abroad if their probationary period extends beyond the start date of their intended program. Situations of housing probation and honor probation will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
- One of the most prominent education centers in Latin America
- Video about international student experience at Tec de Monterrey
- Offers courses in English and Spanish
- Accredited by SACS (Southern Assn of Colleges and Schools) and AACSB (American Assn of Collegiate School of Business)
- Certificate programs offered in International Business, Mexican Studies, Latin American Studies, Latin American Culture and Literature, Political Science, Regional Scenarios, Audiovisual Production, Communication and Culture, Organizational Communication, International Trade and Legal Transactions
- Student population is approx 92,000 on 32 campuses located in 26 Mexican cities
- Richmond students can apply to attend any ITESM campus
- ITESM has agreements with over 200 universities around the world
- On campus housing offered on some ITESM campuses. Family stays offered in all locations
- Credit bearing internships available on Monterrey campus, Mazatlán campus,
- Volunteer opportunities
- Diverse range of extracurricular activities and sports available
- For more information on Monterrey, click here
Participation may be denied, or acceptance may be revoked, if a student's conduct prior to departure raises doubts as to his or her suitability for the program.
Students applying need to submit a travel warning petition if approved to participate.
Major or minor in Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies (LALIS)
Prerequisites, including GPA requirements, for LALIS students are outlined on the LALIS web page http://lais.richmond.edu/program/study-abroad.html. Read this page carefully prior to applying.
Non LAIS majors and minors
Prior to submission of the study abroad application, students must meet with the LALIS faculty study abroad advisor. A copy of the LALIS study abroad approval form should then be given to OIE and will be filed with the study abroad application.
- For immersion courses, completion of at least two 300-level Spanish language courses or the equivalent prior to application
- For English taught courses, students are not required to have Spanish although it is preferable that applicants would have completed at least 2 semesters of college-level Spanish prior to studying abroad.
- 3.0 overall GPA
All courses, offered both in Spanish or English, are available to UR students. Courses offered in the following subject areas: Business, Computer Science, Human Resources, Law, Mathematics, International Relations, and Spanish language, literature & culture. UR students may enroll in any course at ITESM as long as all prerequisites are met.
The philosophy and approach to education in Mexican universities is different in some ways from the U.S. system. Mexican students specialize in a specific subject, rather than study a wide range of subjects, as in the U.S. University system.
ITESM semesters are arranged on the U.S. calendar system. The normal course load for exchange students is five courses per semester.
ITESM uses the US semester credit system. Courses are listed as both credits and units. A 3-credit transfers back to Richmond as .9 units. Click here for more information on transfer policy from study abroad.
Interested UR students will also have an opportunity to participate in volunteer and internship activities during or after the semester of study.
The grading scale in Mexico is 1 -100.
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|90-99 Very Good
|less than 70 (failing)
||F (not transferable)
Students who meet the deadline are guaranteed housing either in a dormitory, if available, or with a family with an official affiliation with ITESM. Housing with families includes three meals per day, laundry and utilities. Students living in the ITESM residence halls prepare their own meals and have the option of eating in the university cafeterias on a pay as you go basis. All residences provide basic amenities. The commute to classes depends on the location of the family stay or dormitory, but will be within reasonable bus or metro distance.
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Dates & Costs
Click here to see dates & costs for this program. Costs subject to change based on the exchange rate.
Check the Consulate webpage for the latest information.
For More Information
Please see Patrick Schweiger, Office of International Education.
Robins School students are required to attend a study abroad information session specific to business majors. Sessions are conducted by Ms. Fae Bell email@example.com. Students should check the International Business web page, Spider Bytes, and the TV monitors in the business school for dates, times, and locations for study abroad information sessions for business majors.
Though not required, students wishing to meet with Dr. Thomas Cossé, Associate Dean for International Business, should contact Ms. Bell firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Kim Duren email@example.com to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cossé.
This document represents the most accurate information available at the time of publication. Statements contained herein are not contractual obligations, and verbal or other representations that are inconsistent with or not contained within the document are not binding. The University of Richmond reserves the right to change without specific notice programs and the conditions under which they are offered.