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  • Locations: Queretaro, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/15/2019
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.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: External Study Abroad Programs Program Type General: External
Level of Study: Graduate, Undergraduate Academic Theme: Business, Language, Culture, and Humanities
Credit Offered: Transfer Credit Click here for a definition of this term Registration Term: Summer
Minimum GPA: 3 Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: Yes
Housing Options: Apartment, Host Family, Residence Hall Program Advisor: Varies by major - contact
Program Description:

Program Overview

MexicoStudents looking to experience Latin America while studying Business, Language & Culture, and the Humanities will find a home at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM). The Queretaro campus offers one of the most diverse environments with more than 8% of the community being international students. ITESM has a long standing tradition of encouraging an international curriculum, offering 30% of its regular classes in English and providing international students the ability to integrate into social life on campus. After a day of classes students can explore the city which is recognized as one of the safest, and most culturally and technologically advanced cities in Latin America. Students can take Salsa lessons in the afternoons and have a taste of delicious Mexican food at night in the city.

This program is a direct enrollment option.  These programs are great because it keeps the cost of participating manageable, however many direct enrollment options are more independent experiences.  This means that students apply directly to the university abroad as a visiting international student for a semester or a year. Tuition and fees are dictated by the university abroad and paid directly to them. 

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Queretaro, Mexico

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Who Can Participate?

Students with a 3.0 GPA at the following levels are eligible to participate in this program:


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Academic Program and Course Information

Students can take a variety of courses in Business and Culture.  More information on courses can be found here

One of the most important preparations before going abroad is academic planning.  Students receiving transfer credit from outside institutions (exchange or external) will need prior approval to bring that credit back to UC and be registered for the appropriate study abroad course. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information. 

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Living Arrangements

Host Family
Residence Hall

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Getting There

Students are responsible for organizing their own flights.

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Program Costs

$2,754 for 6 hours of tuition (same fee for in-state, out-of-state, or international)

Students should also keep in mind and research costs for the following:
International emergency and evacuation insurance
Visa application/processing fees
In-country transportation
Cultural excursions/entrance fees
Personal spending/souvenirs

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see the State Department's passport page for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access visa information is the US Department of State’s country information page  

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose to third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of StateCenters for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:

  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Contacts at University for Incoming Students:
Jorge Osvaldo Tandy Jimenez 
Incoming Student Advisor and Academic Assistant 
Epigmenio González
Fracc. San Pablo C.P. 76130
Querétaro, México
Phone: +52 (422) 238-3370
Fax: +52 (422) 238-3288

Claudia Ugalde Osornio 
Housing and International Students Logistics Coordinator 
Epigmenio González
Fracc. San Pablo C.P. 76130
Querétaro, México
Phone: +52 (422) 238-3374
Fax: +52 (422) 238- 3288

UC International Programs
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This program is currently not accepting applications.