- Location: Mexico - Querétaro
- GPA Requirements: 2.9 GPA
- Other Requirements: 3 semesters of college level Spanish or equivalent
- Application Deadline: February 20 for fall programs and September 20 for spring programs
- Program Date(s): Fall, Spring, academic year
- Official Website: Tecnológico de Monterrey, Querétaro campus
Spring: February – June
Fall: August – December
Where: Queretaro, Mexico
Designated by the UN as a World Cultural Heritage site, Querétaro is one of Mexico’s most impressive colonial cities. At the same time, it is a modern commercial center, located on a major North American trade route. A city with a rich historical past, Querétaro played an important role in Mexico’s independence movement; it was here that the forces of Benito Juarez defeated Maximillian and the Constitution of 1917 was written. Querétaro is only 200 kilometers north of Mexico City and only 350 kilometers east of Guadalajara. Students are able to travel easily to archeological sites, such as the pyramids of Teotihuacan, and the coastal city of Mazatlan. Querétaro is a very clean city and is considered to be one of the safest in Mexico, both for its lack of crime and because it lies outside the earthquake zone.
Tecnologico de Monterrey is a 32-campus university system founded in 1943. Currently enrolling a student body of 6,000 students in 22 majors, it has a growing International Programs department for visiting international students. As an international student, you can take courses given in Spanish or in English from any of the available academic areas. Many classes are designed especially for international students including language and culture courses. Students are also eligible to participate in internships or community service projects.
A G.PA. of 2.9 and three semesters of college level Spanish.
Housing & Student Life
Students live with host families in the area. Three meals a day, housekeeping, and laundry facilities are included.
Fees & Costs
Students are charged Allegheny tuition, AC double room and meal plan for the program, and the $300 off-campus fee. Allegheny financial aid, except work study/campus employment, is applied to program costs. Additional costs include application fee to ITESM, international travel insurance, international airfare, personal expenses (including passport, visa, and local transportation)
Allegheny students must first be approved to study off-campus before applying to their chosen program. Application deadlines are February 20 for fall programs and September 20 for spring programs. Applications will be reviewed immediately following the appropriate semester deadline. For more information about the off campus study application process, please visit: Apply