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Tec de Monterrey Summer Courses

About the Program

Immerse yourself in the language and culture of Mexico while earning credits towards your UBC degree. Tec de Monterrey, one of UBC's key partners and one of the top universities in Mexico, offers many exciting summer programs in June and July each year at several of their 26 campuses. 

The iSummerMX program combines Spanish language learning (basic level) with Mexican identity and culture studies, and takes you to four iconic Mexican cities over four weeks. Spanish language courses (beginner to advanced level) and Mexican culture courses are offered at Tec's Querétaro campus. The Social Innovation Summer Program offered by the Chiapas Campus combines coursework and experiential learning, including a project in partnership with one of several NGOs and indigenous communities in the region. Review the offerings below and the links for more information.

*When submitting your Go Global application, please indicate your preferred program(s) and campus(es) within the essay section. 

Final program details will be published by the partner institution that manages this program and are generally updated on their program webpage. However, you must apply through Go Global to be considered for this program and ensure you follow the appropriate transfer credit process.

iSummerMX (multiple campuses)

One country, four weeks, four cities: A program designed for international students who love travelling and learning about new cultures. Discover four of the most iconic states in Mexico, visiting Mexico City, Puebla, Guadalajara and Querétaro, and immerse yourself in the Mexican culture, while learning Spanish. Students will take a basic Spanish course and a course in Mexican Identity and Culture. The program includes workshops, field trips related to the coursework, and conferences. Students will also develop basic skills of audio-visual narrative and multimedia storytelling, developing audiovisual content based on your learning of Mexican culture. Weekend trips are available for an additional fee.

See the brochure for more information.

Further details about the iSummerMX Culture & Identity Summer Program

Summer Spanish Language & Culture Courses (Campus Querétaro)

Campus Querétaro offers the opportunity to study Spanish language and Mexican culture in the summer. Students can also take part in cultural field trips and extracurricular activities to enrich their learning. Located in the heart of Mexico, just a 2-hour drive from Mexico City, Querétaro is a city of arts, culture, economic growth and diversity. The city is known for its colonial centre and its role in Mexico's history, its UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as its modern infrastructure and technological development. 

Please see the list of pre-approved courses for transfer credit below, as well as Campus Querétaro's Summer 2019 website for course listings and additional program information. A language placement test is given upon arrival and students are placed in the appropriate course level. For this reason, the year level obtained cannot be guaranteed in advance.

Social Innovation Summer (Campus Chiapas)

Taught by Tec de Monterrey faculty, this academic and community service program offers students the opportunity to participate in experiential learning and select a course from one of three areas: Art & Intercultural (working with local indigenous Mayan artisans), Citizenship: Social & Political Practice (working with rural communities on water and health), and Social Entrepreneurship (working with the Biosphere Reserve El Triunfo Ecotourism Centre). The 5-week program partners with local community organizations and includes lectures, workshops, and challenge-based projects. For more information, please see the presentation.

Designated as a Pueblo Mágico (Magical Village), San Cristóbal de las Casas is a town located in the Central Highlands region of the Mexican state of Chiapas (southern Mexico), and is known for its history, culture, colonial architecture, artisanal products, and its significant Indigenous population (mainly comprised of Tzotzils and Tzeltals).

Students need to have an intermediate level of Spanish to participate in the program.

There are 2 exchange spaces (pay tuition to UBC) available for this program. Additional spaces are available via the study abroad option (pay tuition to host institution).

Further details about Tec de Monterrey Summer Courses

Partner Institution
Tec de Monterrey
Program Dates

4-5 weeks between May & August. Actual study dates will vary depending on program.

Country
  • Mexico
Area(s) of study
AnthropologyArtsCommerceEngineeringEntrepreneurshipManagementPolitical ScienceScienceSpanish Language
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • February 7, 2019

Course Credits

Will vary depending on program. Please note that Tec summer program credits = same as UBC credits.

    Transfer credits are only granted for courses with academic content and may not be granted for cultural activities or internships. Please speak to a departmental advisor if you have any questions.

    Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

    Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 5 years. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while abroad. For more information, please visit the Go Global Transfer Credit webpage.

    * Not all courses listed are offered through the summer program at this institution. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partner's websites for additional course information.

    UBC Vancouver
    Applied Science (Architecture and Landscape Architecture)
    UBC course: ELEV 3rd
    Title: Critical Analysis of Architecture and Its Context
    Partner course code: AR 2025
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2016-02-03
    Arts
    UBC course: ARTH 1st
    Title: Art and the Intercultural
    Partner course code: HI 1053
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2016-06-07
    UBC course: ARTS 2nd
    Title: Contemporary Literature and Society -- Dark Materials: The Gothic, the Uncanny and Modern Culture
    Partner course code: H 2006
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2018-08-15
    UBC course: COMM 3rd
    Title: Doing Business in Latinamerica
    Partner course code: NI 3029
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2018-08-13
    UBC course: GEOG 3rd
    Title: Geopolitics and global changes
    Partner course code: RI 2031
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
    UBC course: POLI 328
    Title: Citizenship: Social and Political Practice
    Partner course code: H2004
    Language of instruction: Not available
    Evaluated date: 2018-01-12
    UBC course: POLI 367
    Title: International Relations Theories I
    Partner course code: RI 2006
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2013-12-21
    UBC course: POLI 367
    Title: International Relations Seminar
    Partner course code: RI 3006
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2013-12-21
    UBC course: POLI 370
    Title: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
    Partner course code: RI 3004
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
    UBC course: POLI 3rd
    Title: European Regional Scenario
    Partner course code: RI 2013
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2018-09-01
    UBC course: SPAN 101
    Title: Spanish as a Foreign Language I A
    Partner course code: HI 1007
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2017-08-28
    UBC course: SPAN 101 & 102
    Title: Basic 1 Intensive Spanish Language Topic (95 hours)
    Partner course code: HI 1004
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2017-08-28
    UBC course: SPAN 101 & 102
    Title: Basic Spanish II (95 hours)
    Partner course code: HI 1005
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2017-08-28
    UBC course: SPAN 102
    Title: Spanish as a Foreign Language I B (45 hours)
    Partner course code: HI 1008
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2017-08-28
    UBC course: SPAN 102
    Title: Spanish for Academic Purposes
    Partner course code: HI 3009
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2016-03-21
    UBC course: SPAN 201
    Title: Spanish as a Foreign Language II A (45 hours)
    Partner course code: HI 2017
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2017-08-28
    UBC course: SPAN 201 & 202
    Title: Intermeidate 1 Intensive Spanish Language Topic (95 hours)
    Partner course code: HI 2015
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2017-08-28
    UBC course: SPAN 201 & 202
    Title: Intermediate Spanish II (95 hours)
    Partner course code: HI 2016
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2017-08-28
    UBC course: SPAN 202
    Title: Spanish as a Foreign Language II B (45 hours)
    Partner course code: HI 2018
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2017-08-28
    UBC course: SPAN 280
    Title: Introduction to Mexican Culture (in English)
    Partner course code: HI 1011
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2017-08-28
    UBC course: SPAN 301
    Title: Spanish as a Foreign Language III A (45 hours)
    Partner course code: HI 3013
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2017-08-28
    UBC course: SPAN 301 & 302
    Title: Advanced Spanish I (95 hours)
    Partner course code: HI 3010
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2017-08-28
    UBC course: SPAN 301 & 302
    Title: Advanced Spanish II (95 hours)
    Partner course code: HI 3011
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2017-08-28
    UBC course: SPAN 302
    Title: Spanish as a Foreign Language III B (45 hours)
    Partner course code: HI 3014
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2017-08-28
    UBC course: SPAN 303
    Title: Spanish for Heritage Students
    Partner course code: IP 3002
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2017-08-28
    UBC course: SPAN 308
    Title: Business Spanish
    Partner course code: IP 3009
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2017-08-28
    UBC course: SPAN 312
    Title: Film, Literature, and Culture (in English)
    Partner course code: HI 1037
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2017-08-28
    UBC course: SPAN 322
    Title: Introduction to Mexican Culture (in Spanish)
    Partner course code: HI 1011
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2017-08-28
    UBC course: SPAN 322
    Title: Mexican Culture and Thought (with community project)
    Partner course code: HI 3019
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2017-08-28
    UBC course: SPAN 365
    Title: Literature and Power in Latin America
    Partner course code: H 1045
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2014-04-01
    UBC course: SPAN 3rd
    Title: Spanish for Social Services
    Partner course code: IP 3029
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2017-08-28
    UBC course: SPAN 404
    Title: Film, Literature, and Culture (in Spanish)
    Partner course code: HI 1037
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2017-08-28
    UBC course: SPAN 4th
    Title: Film, Culture and Literature
    Partner course code: H 1037
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2015-04-23
    Commerce
    UBC course: COMM 2nd
    Title: Financial Information for Decision Making
    Partner course code: CF 1008
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2017-05-10
    UBC course: COMM 3rd
    Title: Analysis of International Competitiveness
    Partner course code:
    Language of instruction: Not available
    Evaluated date:
    UBC course: COMM 3rd
    Title: Project and Process strategic Management
    Partner course code: AD2013
    Language of instruction: Not available
    Evaluated date: 2016-11-15
    UBC course: COMM 3rd
    Title: Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
    Partner course code: IR 3004
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2017-02-27
    UBC course: COMM 465
    Title: Marketing and Creativity
    Partner course code: MT1003
    Language of instruction: Not available
    Evaluated date: 2016-11-15
    UBC course: COMM 485
    Title: Social Entrepreneurship
    Partner course code: EM 1006
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2017-10-24
    Land and Food Systems
    UBC course: LFS 252
    Title: Statistics for Research in the Social Sciences
    Partner course code: MA 1008
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date:
    Science
    UBC course: APBI 327
    Title: Entomology
    Partner course code: AG 2019
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date:
    UBC course: BIOL 3rd
    Title: Genetic Engineering
    Partner course code: BT 2001
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2016-04-28
    UBC Okanagan
    Arts and Sciences
    UBC course: ECON 101
    Title: Principles of Microeconomics
    Partner course code: EC 1008
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2017-06-13
    UBC course: ECON 391
    Title: Intercultural Negotiation and Communication
    Partner course code: NI 3035
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2018-11-26
    UBC course: ECON 3rd
    Title: International Economics for Business
    Partner course code: EC 2026
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2018-10-10
    UBC course: HIST 2nd
    Title: Introduction to Mexican Culture
    Partner course code: H 1011
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2014-01-27
    UBC course: HIST 3rd
    Title: Middle Eastern Regional Scenerio
    Partner course code: RI 2017
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2018-10-15
    UBC course: HIST 3rd
    Title: Regional Scenario of Africa
    Partner course code: RI 3002
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2014-07-02
    UBC course: HIST 452
    Title: Mexican Culture
    Partner course code: H 2028
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2014-09-08
    UBC course: POLI 222
    Title: International Politics
    Partner course code: RI 1004
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2017-06-27
    UBC course: POLI 2nd
    Title: International Organizations and Institutions
    Partner course code: RI 2014
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2017-09-27
    UBC course: POLI 315
    Title: Asia regional scenario
    Partner course code: ri 2016
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2018-11-26
    UBC course: POLI 370
    Title: Conflict Resolution and International Negotiation
    Partner course code: RI3004
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2018-08-08
    UBC course: POLI 3rd
    Title: Europe Regional scenario
    Partner course code: RI 2013
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2018-11-26
    UBC course: POLI 3rd
    Title: Foreign Policy Analysis
    Partner course code: RI 2015
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2017-06-27
    UBC course: POLI 3rd
    Title: Geopolitics and Social Change
    Partner course code: RI 2031
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2014-09-08
    UBC course: SPAN 302
    Title: Communicative Skills Development lll
    Partner course code: GDA.HI 3008.1
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2017-07-05
    UBC course: SPAN 302/3rd
    Title: Advanced Spanish I
    Partner course code: HI 3010
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2017-10-25
    UBC course: SPAN 380
    Title: Social and Cultural History of Latin America
    Partner course code: RI 2019
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2014-09-16
    UBC course: SPAN 380A
    Title: Media Legislation
    Partner course code: D 1025
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2018-08-08
    UBC course: SPAN 3rd
    Title: Intermediate Spanish I
    Partner course code: HI2015
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2014-10-27
    UBC course: SPAN 3rd
    Title: Communication Strategies III
    Partner course code: HI 3008
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2018-08-08
    UBC course: SPAN 3rd
    Title: World History of the 19th Century
    Partner course code: RI 1008
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2017-10-05
    UBC course: SPAN 3rd
    Title: Professional Practicum (Internship)
    Partner course code: EP 3001
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2014-07-02
    Creative and Critical Studies
    UBC course: SPAN 3rd
    Title: Mexican Culture and Thought
    Partner course code: H 3019
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2017-10-05
    Management
    UBC course: MGMT 4th
    Title: Enterprise, Culture and Business in the World
    Partner course code: NI 1001
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2016-06-24
    UBC course: MGMT 4th
    Title: Social Entrepreneurship
    Partner course code: EM 1006
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2016-06-24
    UBC course: MGMT 4th
    Title: Doing Business in Mexico
    Partner course code: NI 2006
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2016-06-24
    UBC course: MGMT 4th
    Title: Intercultural Negotiation and Communication
    Partner course code: MGMT 4th, NI3035
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2015-06-04
    UBC course: SPAN 380B
    Title: Organisational Behaviour and Human Talent Development
    Partner course code: RH 1000
    Language of instruction: Spanish
    Evaluated date: 2018-08-08
    Other
    Others
    UBC course: MGMT 3rd
    Title: Value Chain Mangement
    Partner course code: NI 2018
    Language of instruction: English
    Evaluated date: 2018-09-11

    Tuition and Fees

    You will pay UBC tuition for the number of credits you enroll in for these programs. 

    There are a limited number of exchange spaces available for the Chiapas Social Innovation Summer Program, which will be assessed on a competitive basis. Under exchange, students pay UBC tuition for the number of credits they enroll in.  If not selected to use an exchange space, students will pay tuition directly to the partner institution.

    In both cases, the partner institution charges other program fees such as application fees, housing costs, field trips, cultural activities, or other costs associated with hosting this program. Please check the partner webpage for details of program costs or contact Go Global.

    Before attending the program, you will be asked to disclose how many credits you are taking in the summer program so that you can be assessed the appropriate tuition. If you enroll in more credits than you claim then you will be assessed for the additional tuition.

    *When submitting your Go Global application, please indicate your preferred program(s) and campus(es) within the essay section.

    Award Funding

    A limited number of scholarships of up to $1000 are available for students attending a Tec de Monterrey summer program. These funds are in addition to the Go Global Award (up to $1000 per term) for which all students nominated for study abroad are automatically considered if they are eligible.

    One needs-based award is available per program. If you wish to be considered for this award, please include this information in your application, explaining why you feel you should receive the funding. The remaining funds will be awarded on a competitive basis and all applicants will be automatically considered.

    How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

    1. Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements, including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
    2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. 
    3. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice. You can include a second choice as a backup on the same application if needed by selecting the "Add Item" button.
    4. Where applicable, select the "SUMMER STUDY" option to pay tuition to UBC or the "Study Abroad" option to pay tuition to the partner institution. If you select the "SUMMER STUDY" option, please also include a second choice.
    5. If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program; a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application(s) and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution(s). 
    6. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted after the application deadline.
    7. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university. This application typically includes the supporting documents listed below:
      1. Recommendation letter from a UBC professor in a field similar to the summer opportunity
      2. UBC Transcript (Go Global will provide you with a copy of your UBC transcript)

    Accessibility

    If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of your program:

    The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844

    Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053

    Go Global Refund Policy for Summer Programs

    The Go Global Fee (of $415.00) is an administrative fee required for all applicants to Go Global programs. The fee is non-refundable. However it may be adjusted under the following circumstances:

    Not matched to summer abroad:

    You are eligible to have your Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $93.25 (i.e. reduced by $321.75) if:

    • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements
    • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

    Withdrawals:

    To withdraw from your Go Global summer abroad program, you must contact Go Global by email to request withdrawal. You will then be asked to complete a short withdrawal form.

    Students who withdraw by March 30 will have their Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $321.75 (i.e. reduced by $93.25).

    Please consult with your Go Global advisor if you have any questions.

    Advising Hours

    Drop-in advising hours

    Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Extended drop-in advising hours January 7 - 17, 2019

    Monday - Friday: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

    You might not need to see an advisor. General questions about the Go Global Exchange process can be answered at the Main Office at the UBC Life Building (Vancouver). 

    Go Global Vancouver

    When emailing us, please include:

    1. Your student number in the subject line
    2. Your full name and if you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email

    Go Global Vancouver

    go.global@ubc.ca

    Telephone: 604 822 0942

    Fax: 604 822 9885

    UBC Life Building
    6138 Student Union Blvd
    Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
    Canada

    Hours

    Mon9:00 am - 4:15 pm
    Tue9:30 am - 4:15 pm
    Wed9:00 am - 4:15 pm
    Thu9:00 am - 4:15 pm
    Fri9:00 am - 4:15 pm
    SatClosed
    SunClosed
    Partner Institution
    Tec de Monterrey
    Program Dates

    4-5 weeks between May & August. Actual study dates will vary depending on program.

    Country
    • Mexico
    Area(s) of study
    AnthropologyArtsCommerceEngineeringEntrepreneurshipManagementPolitical ScienceScienceSpanish Language
    Tuition payable to
    • Partner institution
    • UBC
    Application deadline
    • February 7, 2019