** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Mexico is a land of contrasts. Traditions, folklore, art, music, and food vary greatly from one region to another, as do the fascinating landscapes. From high sierras to volcanoes, jungles to deserts, and valleys to beaches, Mexico has it all.
Founded in the 12th century, Cuernavaca is the unofficial gateway to Mexico City and is the capital of the State of Morelos. With a population of approximately 700,000, Cuernavaca is known throughout the world as the "City of Eternal Spring" because of its nearly perfect climate and year-round supply of lush, multicolored vegetation and flowers. Located in central Mexico, Cuernavaca is a favorite leisure spot within close reach of fascinating places such as Acapulco, Puebla, Taxco, Oaxaca, and Teotihuacan.
The Cuernavaca (CVA) Campus is one of 33 campuses belonging to the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), familiarly known as TEC. TEC was founded in 1943. TEC is accredited by the Mexican government as well as by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in the United States. CVA is located just outside the city of Cuernavaca and is only a 25-minute bus ride from the town's central square. The CVA campus, founded in 1980, is young and inviting. Cuernavaca Campus attracts students from all over the country and provides the international students the opportunity to interact with a broad spectrum of young Mexican people. For further details visit CVA's websiteand check the Cuernavaca Campus Fact Sheet 2018-2019.
CVA specializes in Spanish Language and Culture courses, College of Business and Social Sciences, College of Engineering and Science. Its small class sizes facilitate faculty-student interaction, thus providing a personalized learning atmosphere. International students have many course options to study at CVA. These options include the possibility of enrolling in regular university courses in; Spanish, courses in English, specifically designed for international students (in English and Spanish), or a combination of any of the three options, depending on the student's Spanish proficiency. Internships are available for students who place at the high intermediate to advanced level of Spanish. For courses and descriptions, please visit the following site: https://tec.mx/es/oferta-educativa-profesional
Internships and Volunteer Social Work Program
Internship opportunities are available for international students in diverse areas such as Business, Marketing, Management, Finances, Engineering, Sciences, International Communications, Journalism, Education and Social Work volunteering in a Mexican community. If you are serious about participating in an internship, please submit with your application the following: your resume in English and if you are fluent in Spanish include a resume in Spanish, a short essay indicating why it is important for you to participate in the internship program. Please make sure to include the field in which you would like to complete your internship. NOTE: that Advance Spanish skills are recommended for all internships, but not required. There are only a limited number of English speaking internships available.
The Tecnológico de Monterrey operates from the ideology that development and technology should be utilized to contribute to the solution of important challenges in Mexico. For that reason, a wide range of different activities and aid programs have been established in which students are encouraged to contribute to the sustainable development of Mexico and the state of Morelos in particular. If you wish to participate in our Volunteer Social Work Program, include a letter explaining your reason(s) to participate in the program, the area of your interest and state your commitment to work at least 100 hours per semester in the program.
Students have the option of residing in the host family program arranged by the International Education Office at Cuernavaca campus or independently. Students choosing the host family option will be provided with a room (double or single), three meals per day Monday through Saturday, a clean room, as well as guidance and advice. Price quoted on the budget sheet below is for a shared room.
Students make their own flight arrangements to Mexico City International Airport: Benito Juarez. Students who arrive on the official arrival date will be met at the airport by TEC Cuernavaca staff and transported to their housing accommodations or campus. Should you arrive on your own, without informing the CVA staff, you will need to take the Pullman Bus from the airport to the city of Cuernavaca.
All participants in this program are required to apply and obtain a long stay student visa at the Mexican Consulate General in New York City. A visa is a stamp that will be placed in your passport allowing you to study abroad for a period that is longer than 90 days. More details and instructions on obtaining the Mexican visa are provided upon acceptance. NOTE: Non-US passport holders may require different procedures. Please contact your program specialist for more details. To begin reading about the student visa process, please visit: https://www.consulmexny.org/
Costs (budget sheet)
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
Late applications are accepted on a space-available basis. Please contact the program specialist, Lizette Alvarado, for further details.
A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.