International Programs Office
Student Success Center
Campus Box 1159
Study Abroad Coordinator
Dr. Ronald Schaefer
International Programs Director
Cuernavaca is known throughout the world as the City of Eternal Spring due to its near-perfect climate and year-round supply of lush, vibrant flora. Located in central Mexico, it is a favorite vacation spot within close reach of other exciting cities such as Acapulco, Puebla, Taxco, and only 45 minutes south of Mexico City.
Founded in the 12th century, Cuernavaca’s rich historical and cultural heritage can be observed in archeological sites like the Teopanzolco pyramids, the Cathedral, and the Cuauhnáhuac Museum, which was formerly the palace of Hernán Cortés, the Spanish conqueror. It is the capital of the state of Morelos, with a population of more than 1,500,000. The city has an almost perfect climate of warm spring-like weather all year round and beautiful flora and fauna.
The Monterrey Tech University System was founded in 1943 and comprises 33 campuses in Mexico. Founded in 1980, the Cuernavaca campus is young and inviting, with a semester enrollment of about 2000, including about 70 international exchange programs students. At the beginning of 2008 Campus Cuernavaca moved to a brand new facility. The new campus is equipped with modern classrooms and laboratories, a computer center, library, cafeteria, several stores, free medical assistance, and a a private shuttle bus to several locations around Cuernavaca. The campus offers a wide variety of student activities, workshops, extracurricular classes and sports facilities. The campus also has a Social Service Program, a multi-dimensional program of 25 on-going projects in local communities. International students are encouraged to participate in these valuable projects.
Programs of study:
Programs of study appropriate for SIUE students include Spanish language and literature courses, culture courses, Spanish for specific purposes, and select electives taught in English. Upon arrival students will take a Spanish placement test to determine courses suitable for their level of Spanish ability.
See COURSES designed specifically for international students.
HOUSING - The Cuernavaca Office of International Affairs provides two housing options: homestay or student inn. See the Tecnologico de Monterrey website for detailed information on HOUSING.
COSTS - Under the terms of SIUE's exchange agreement with ITEMS Cuernavaca, nominated and accepted SIUE students will receive a tuition waiver for courses taken at Monterrey Tech Cuernavaca; SIUE tuition will be charged to the student's SIUE bursar bill for the approved SIUE equivalent credit hours. SIUE's exchange program with the Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Cuernavaca a very economical study abroad opportunity for SIUE students.
Housing costs will be paid directly to Monterrey Tech. Housing costs in the family homestay program, which includes 3 meals per day, range from approximately $2750 - $3050 for the semester (fall or spring). Additional costs include: $100 Cuernavaca activity fee, $300 shuttle bus pass, health insurance, airfare to Mexico City, books and supplies, optional field trips, personal expenses and entertainment. See Exchange Programs Costs for more information.
The $100 activity fee and a $250 housing deposit must be paid with the application. The balance of housing the cost will be paid upon arrival to Monterrey Tech.
The Office of International Programs organizes optional excursions to some of Mexico's most famous places during weekends. Commonly offered excursions include the pyramids of Xochicalco and Teotihuacan, Tepoztlan, Mexico City, Acapulco, Taxco (the silver town), and Puebla. The excursions are always supervised by staff from the Office of International Programs and tour guides.
Spring 2013 Calendar (tentative):
Application Deadline: October 1, 2012
Arrival Day: January 7, 2013
Orientation: January 8 -11, 2013
Classes in session: January 14 - May 8, 2013
Final Exams: May 10 - 21
Check calendar for most up to date information.
There is also a 6 week summer program offered from late May - early July. The application deadline for the summer program is March 1.
All SIUE student applications for exchange placements at the Tecnológico de Monterrey must be submitted through the SIUE Office of Study Abroad. For more information on the semester, year, or summer exchange program at Universidad Tecnológico de Monterrey in Cuernavaca, Mexico, contact:
Study Abroad Coordinator
2053 Morris University Center