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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange, Term-long Academic Level: Graduate, Undergraduate
Required GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Prerequisite: SPN 106 or equivalent Study Abroad Contact: Marty McGivern
How COVID-19 could impact this program or your study abroad plans: Please see the Study Abroad COVID-19 page for more information.
Program Description:

The culture and resources of the Mexico City metropolitan area can shape your term abroad. The Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), commonly known as Tec de Monterrey, or simply "Tec," was founded in 1943 by a group of entrepreneurs and has developed into an institution recognized, nationally and internationally, for its academic excellence in preparing students for the business world. Tec de Monterrey is a private non-profit nationwide university system comprised of 29 campuses spread throughout Mexico offering great student environments with programs in business administration, the social sciences, Spanish language and Mexican culture.

Structured as an exchange, the Tec program differs from DePaul's other study abroad offering. Exchanges do not send groups of students to enroll abroad. Instead, this is a relationship that is reciprocal. DePaul sends a handful of students to the Mexico City campus, and in return, Tec sends a roughly equal number of students to DePaul. Compared to other programs where there might be a larger DePaul contingent of students and/or faculty, Tec exchange students must display a greater independence. In return, these students experience a deeper immersion not only in Mexican culture but also in the Tec community. In addition, you'll have the chance to get to know the Tec students studying at DePaul before and after you return, building even deeper and more extensive networks with peers from Mexico.


Tec offers three different options of study for international students: courses designed for the general student body resident at Tec (taught both in Spanish and English), courses designed for international students (also in English and Spanish), or a combination of both. Please note that several campuses offer certificate programs that can be completed in one semester in International Business, Political Science, Latin American Studies, Communication and Culture, and others. Students may take intensive Spanish classes at any level: beginner, intermediate or advanced, determined by a placement test. Students attending regular classes taught in Spanish must have advanced-level Spanish skills.
Program Term Required Number of Classes Credits Per Course Total DPU Credits
Fall Quarter Only 4 classes 4.5 DPU credits 18 DPU credits
Winter-Spring Quarters (Tec Spring Semester) 6 classes 4.5 DPU credits 27 DPU credits
Academic Year 9-12 classes (4-6 per semester) 4.5 DPU credits 40-54 DPU credits

How to search for courses:
  1. View available courses:
    • Click here for the site that guides students through various course options by academic area. Make sure to select undergraduate classes in the correct term.
  2. Select the appropriate number of courses for term(s) abroad. The number of courses is determined by the term abroad (see the table above for details)
  3. To see how the courses will count back at DePaul, return to the top of this page and click "DePaul Course Equivalents" or click here
Students interested in a language major or minor should review this degree progress video and contact the Department of Modern Languages advisor to verify how the courses through this program could potentially satisfy language major or minor requirements.

Visit the Modern Language Option page for more information on how you can substitute a sequence of three courses in the same language for three domain courses.


Housing Options

TEC de Monterrey recommends students choose to stay in either furnished suites located nearby campus or with a host family.

Please note that students are responsible for coordinating housing arrangements with the assistance of their host institution.


All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition and a program fee. Tuition is billed at the student's regular DePaul tuition rate based on the number of credits enrolled. Click for the Academic Year fee or the Fall quarter fee for your program. Read the details carefully to understand exactly what is included. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines. Students are also encouraged to speak with the DePaul financial aid office for more information about financing their study abroad experience.


DePaul Study Abroad is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, and this program is currently moving forward. If the program is canceled prior to departure, students will be refunded 100% of the program fee and withdrawn from any associated classes with no penalty or tuition charges. Study Abroad has also modified the standard Withdrawal Policy, and any students who commit to this program and decide to withdraw 90+ days prior to the program start date will not be charged any withdrawal fees. For more information, go to the DePaul Study Abroad COVID-19 Updates page.

If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require travelers to obtain visas. In that case, contact the local consulates or embassies of the countries you will be visiting for up-to-date instructions on how to apply for them. To find out more information about the visa process for your select country(ies), visit our Visa Information Page. Study Abroad will update this page to reflect changes as they become available.

Contact program alumni to learn about the student experience:
Name Email Term Attended
Yenesis Rivera Fall 2017

DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.

Dates / Deadlines:

Thank you for your interest in this program! We are not currently accepting applications. In general, applications open about 6 months before program application deadlines.

This program is currently not accepting applications.