Weeks per Term
Languages of Instruction*
OIE Program Adviser
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 complete at least two semesters of full-time, regular college-level study prior to participation*
- 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).
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, firstname.lastname@example.org and Angela Labarca, email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
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)
- Semester program participants must pay tuition 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.