Students must have completed Advanced Spanish II and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA. The language of instruction for all courses is Spanish. Applications are due in February for the upcoming fall or full year and in September for the spring term. If you are considering a full year abroad in two locations (split year), you must submit application materials for both programs at the deadline for the first program.
Founded by a group of Mexican entrepreneurs in 1943, Tec de Monterrey is a private university serving approximately 95,000 students in over 30 campuses around the country. It is a leading private Mexican institution known for its academic rigor, modern campuses, and state-of-the-art facilities. Georgetown students attend the Monterrey, Guadalajara, and Querétaro campuses. Monterrey, with a population of 3 million people, is Mexico's third largest city and one of the country's major industrial centers as well as a focal point for trade relations between Mexico and the US. Tec's campus in Monterrey is the oldest and largest one, serving over 17,000 students. With a population of 3.5 million, Guadalajara is the second largest city in Mexico. Although its economy is based in the technology industry, this city offers a pleasant suburban atmosphere and is considered a center for the arts and for Mexican culture. In its state-of-the-art campus in Guadalajara, Tec serves 8,000 students. Located in the heart of Mexico, Querétaro is a charming city of less than one million people rich in history and colonial architecture. Tec's modern campus in Querétaro serves 3,000 students.
Accomomdation and Meals
Each International Programs Office at Tec de Monterrey places foreign students in on-campus dormitory rooms or in private homes off-campus. Students in host families take their meals at home. Those in residences may eat at university cafeterias and snack bars or at variety of restaurants within walking distance of the campus.
Level of Program Support:
The International Programs Office on each campus arranges housing for students, organizes cultural activities, serves as a liaison with academic departments, and provides other non-academic support services. For more information on Tec's internationalization programs, explore the "Campus Life" and "Services" pages on the Monterrey, Guadalajara, and Querétaro campus websites.
For the fall semester, students arrive in early August and take final exams in mid-December. For the spring semester, students arrive in early January and take final exams in late May.
To see course descriptions for each field of study, click here for a course catalogue at the Querétaro campus (select Area de estudio and then click on Plan de estudios.)
Georgetown students enroll in a minimum of 5 three-credit regular university courses per semester for a total of 15 credits. Direct matriculation students should not take more than 1 International Division course. Students who complete this requirement earn 15 GU credits and 5 course equivalents. All courses should be of an academic nature. Additional non-academic courses can be taken but will not be awarded GU credit.
Tec de Monterrey grades on a scale of 1-100. The minimum passing grade is 70. Number grades, not their US equivalents, appear on your transcript but are not calculated into your Georgetown G.P.A.