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Tecnológico de Monterrey

About the University

Tecnológico de Monterrey (Tec) is a private, nonprofit university with 35 campuses across 25 Mexican cities, with satellite offices in Asia, Canada, Europe, the U.S., and Latin America. The campus in Mexico City (Ciudad de México) has been active since the 1950s and is set in the nation's vibrant capital, Mexico City, a hub for Mexican politics, economics, and culture.

"Leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship for human flourishing."

Tec offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses within the fields of the built environment, creative studies, business, social sciences, engineering, and health. 

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About the Student Experience

As a Tec international student, you have the opportunity to become completely immersed in Mexican student life. Choose from a wide range of classes in Spanish or in English while you learn Spanish, live in student housing or with a host family, or take advantage of the hundreds of different extra-curricular activities, including sports teams, special interest groups, and cultural activities. Learn about student life at Tec.

Tec Summer School offers different engagement opportunities within academic programs for exchange students. These include internships, learning Spanish, and participating in research projects.

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The summer internship program runs five weeks, with the option of also taking classes. Depending on their interests and availability, students can work in a large company or organization, NGO, or start-up.

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Through iSummerMX, exchange students spend four weeks on four different campuses and learn about different parts of the country. Each campus has special activities and trips as part of the program.

Study Abroad in Mexico

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Cornell Faculty Lead: Gustavo Flores-Macías

Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs
Associate Professor, Department of Government, A&S

"Our partnership with Tec opens many new opportunities for faculty collaborations, student mobility, and alumni engagement with our southern neighbor. Students will have the chance to study at one of our partner's many campuses, including in Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara—each with a different personality, but all sharing the academic excellence that characterizes Tec. Faculty from across disciplines at both institutions will find it easier to team up to find answers to crucial challenges facing North America, from migration to water scarcity to public safety. And our alums can become involved by making experiential learning a central part of the partnership, including connecting students with internships and real-world projects outside the formal classroom. 

Tec is well known for business, public policy, and engineering, but it has strengths in several other disciplines, including architecture, medicine, and public health. These areas overlap with many of Cornell's strengths, and I can envision collaborations emerging in these fields."

Research Themes

Hubs provide a collaborative platform for thematic research areas based on Cornell's and our Global Hubs partners' academic strengths and local contexts. Research themes being explored at Tec include:

  • Big Data, AI, and New Media: Tec launched Mexico's first artificial intelligence hub with the mission to promote the technology for social good and use.
  • Future Cities: Tec has courses on future cities that use AI, data science, and computer vision techniques to solve urban problems.
  • One Health: Tec conducts research and offers courses on treating and preventing disease, well-being, and healthcare technology, and its medical school is considered one of the best in Mexico.

Learn About Hubs Research Themes

About the Location

Mexico City

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Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and the largest city in the country. Centrally located, the city proper has a population of more than nine million in about 575 square miles. Greater Mexico City, which includes 60 adjacent municipalities, has more than 20 million residents making it one of the largest metropolitan areas in North America. Located in the Valley of Mexico, the city is surrounded by mountains and volcanoes. The historic city center has been designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.