Mexico - Monterrey Tec Exchange Program (SUSPENDED)

Program Type

Program Type: 
University Exchange
Program Level: 

Weeks per Term

Weeks per Term: 
18 weeks / term


OIE Program Adviser

OIE Program Adviser: 

Languages of Instruction*

Languages of Instruction*: 
*Foreign Language Skills are Required.
Academic Disciplines: 
Biomedical Engineering
Business Administration
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
History, Technology, & Society
Industrial & Systems Engineering
International Affairs
Literature, Media, and Communication
Mechanical Engineering
Modern Languages
Program Dates: 
Fall semester:  Early August – December
Spring semester:  Early January – Mid May
Academic Year:  Early August – Mid May


Location Information


This university is located in Monterrey, Mexico. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:


The Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) was founded in 1943. ITESM, which is often called "Monterrey Tec", is a group of 29 schools scattered across Mexico. Monterrey Tec's 17,500 students pursue degrees in the 34 different undergraduate programs. Georgia Tech's exchange allows GT students to study at Monterrey Tec's campus located in beautiful Monterrey, Mexico. Monterrey Tec is one of an elite group of foreign institutions accredited in the United States by both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). Georgia Tech is accredited by these same two groups.


  •     on-campus dormitories
  •     host family
  •     off-campus apartment/room for rent

Exchange students studying at Monterrey can either choose to live in a residence hall or with a host family. Those living in the dorms have access to a pool on campus, as well as to laundry facilities. For more information click here

If you do not want to stay in a residence hall, you can choose to live with a host family. This allows students to experience Mexican culture daily, as well as learn Spanish faster. For more information click here

If you choose to live off-campus, Monterrey Tech will provide you with some information on off-campus housing possibilities but will leave it up to you to find your off-campus housing. For more information click here



  •     NO meal plan
  •     on-campus dining

    Three home-cooked meals a day are provided with the host family housing option.



  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT. 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)

Academic Info


For detailed course information: click here

When looking at course descriptions, be sure to check to see on what campus the course is offered. The code for the Monterrey campus is "MTY".


GT recommends that students complete at least 2 years of college level Spanish or have the equivalent advanced/3000 level of skills before participating in this program.

Most courses at Monterrey Tec are taught in Spanish, but there is a growing selection of courses offered in English as well.

If you would like to work on your Spanish language you can apply for the GT Spanish Language for Business and Technology Program, which takes place each summer. This program, which you might be able to participate in the year before going to Monterrey Tec or perhaps in the summer immediately before starting at Monterrey Tech, is an intensive language program directed by Vicki Galloway, and Angela Labarca, You can contact either of them for more information.


Students who study at Monterrey Tec in the Fall semester qualify for assistance in finding an internship for the spring semester. Internships are not handled through OIE, for more information contact Debbie Gulick in the Work Abroad Office at

Credit Transfer

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here.  Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.




ITESM uses the following credit transfer system:
8 ITESM units = 3 GT credits
16 ITESM units = 6 GT credits

ITESM Grade = US Grade
90-100/Muy Bien = A
80-89/Bien = B
60-79/Suficiente = C
No Equivalent = D
59 or below/No Suficiente = F Top 

Program Costs (Estimated)

  • For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
  • Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
  • Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.
In-state Tuition: 
Out-of-state Tuition: 

GT Mandatory Fees

GT Mandatory Fees: 
Books and Supplies: 

* Miscellaneous

* Miscellaneous: 

Round-trip airfare

Round-trip airfare: 
Room and Board: 

Mandatory Insurance

Mandatory Insurance: 

In-state Total

In-state Total: 

Out-of-state Total

Out-of-state Total: 
∗ Includes passport/visa fees, required field trips, local transportation, and incidentals.

Costs in the preceding chart are estimates for GT students based on tuition rates posted by the GT Bursar.  Guaranteed tuition rates, graduate tuition rates, and MBA tuition rates vary. Please check the GT Bursar's web site to confirm actual tuition rates based on degree, term, or level of study. Insurance rates are subject to change. Actual costs may be higher or lower than those listed above, depending on the exchange rate and personal spending habits/needs.


Additional Financial Information

The currency in Mexico is the Mexican Peso. Exchange rates fluctuate, so check the newspaper or click here for the most current rates.

Visa and Passport Information

  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.

    The International Office at Monterrey Tec will help you with your student visa application at orientation upon your arrival. You can find additional information in the student handbook click here

    Experiences of Former Students

    Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

    Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor (listed at the top of this page); this advisor often has lists of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.