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  • Locations: Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 04/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English, Spanish Housing Options: Host Family, Independent
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Program Type: Exchange Language Requirement: Spanish Proficiency - Minimum 2 semesters
SUNY Code: 945 Program Coordinator: Lizette Alvarado -
Program Description:
The Site   |   The University   |   The Curriculum   |   Costs   |   Insurance   |   Financial Aid   |   Applications 

The Site
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 University
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 chance to interact with a broad spectrum of young Mexican people. For further details visit CVA's website.

The Curriculum
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:

Costs (budget sheet)
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.

Fall Spring

All students participating in this program are covered by the SUNY full health and accident insurance ( as well as medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.

Financial Aid
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.

Updated: 2/17/2017