Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2024
    July 28, 2024 to December 6, 2024
  • Academic Year 2024-25
    July 28, 2024 to June 20, 2025
  • Spring 2025
    February 2, 2025 to June 20, 2025


Kristen Grace

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning


Tec de Monterrey


This program does not have capacity constraints; no back-up is required.

Opportunity Description

Tecnológico de Monterrey (Tec de Monterrey or ITESM) is one of Latin America’s largest and most prestigious universities with campuses throughout Mexico. It is also a Cornell Global Hub partner university. The Mexico City campus offers a comprehensive curriculum with courses available not only in the STEM fields but also humanities and social sciences. 

What is unique about this program?

Tec de Monterrey is a private research university known for its strengths across many fields: Business; Political Science, Law, & International Relations; Science & Technology; Media Studies & Information Science; the Built Environment; and Health.

As a Tec de Monterrey International student you have the opportunity to become completely immersed in Mexican student life. Choose from a wide range of classes in English while you learn Spanish, live in student housing or with a host family or take advantage of the hundreds of different extra-curricular activities including sports teams, special interest groups and cultural activities. Students with advanced Spanish may take some or all of their classes in Spanish.

How do I lean more about Tec?

What is unique about Mexico City?

Mexico City, perched at 7,350 feet, is the oldest capital city in the Americas and one of only two that was founded by indigenous peoples.  The largest city in North America and the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world, Mexico City is one of the world's most important financial and cultural centers.  Home of the Surrealist, Modern painter Frida Kahlo, ancient Aztec ruins, and a rich culinary culture from tacos to internationally renowned restaurants, Mexico City is a place to explore the past and question the present as you train for the future.

What is unique about Global Hubs?

Global Hubs are Cornell's collaborative centers of engagement around the world. Hubs will give students exciting opportunities for semester-long and short-term study abroad, field experience, participation in faculty-led research, curricular pathways through majors, internships, and more.

Things to Consider Before Applying:

  • Find more information on courses and credits on the Academics Tab
  • Review the information on the Education Abroad Office’s Get Started page for important considerations on academics and finances, and a guide to next steps
  • Still have questions?  Visit the Get Advice page and learn how to connect with an Education Abroad Advisors
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How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
  2. For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. (Note: This deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.