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. It is only 45 miles south of Mexico City. It 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 of 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 and attracts students from all over the country which provides international students the chance to interact with a broad spectrum of young Mexican people. For further details, visit http://www.cva.itesm.mx/ .
Students in this program will take courses designed for students learning Spanish as Second language beginner to advanced level in the following areas: Spanish language, Communications, Mexican Culture and History, Latin American Literature, Politics and History, and Doing Business in Mexico. For a complete list of courses and descriptions, visit the following website:http://www.cva.itesm.mx/.
Students will earn 6 credits on this program. Weekend excursions and on-going campus activities ensure that the student is immersed in the Mexican culture.
Costs (budget sheet)
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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 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.
US citizens do not require a visa to enter Mexico for the summer program. Non-US passport holders need to visit the Mexican Consulate website for requirements.
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.