Tec de Monterrey Summer Courses

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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 multiple campuses. 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. Students can also take regular courses in English or Spanish in the summer session at many of Tec's campuses. 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

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 Queretaro, 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.

Summer Spanish Language & Culture Courses (multiple campuses)

Many of the Tec campuses offer the opportunity to study Spanish language and culture in the summer. Students can also take part in cultural field trips and extracurricular activities to enrich their learning. 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. Please see the list of pre-approved courses for transfer credit here:

Note that courses offered at individual campuses may change each session. For the most up to date listing, please consult the partner's website.

Social Innovation Summer (Campus Chiapas)

Taught entirely 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.

This program is offered each year in Spanish. One or more courses may be offered in English during the 2nd summer session (July-August); however, students need to have an intermediate level of Spanish to participate in the community project.

There are 2 exchange spaces available for this program. Additional spaces are available via the study abroad option.

Summer Session Courses & Internships (multiple campuses)

Enroll in 1-2 content courses in a wide variety of study areas, taught in English or Spanish alongside local students. Students with advanced Spanish language skills can combine their studies with a 6-8 week part-time internship. Please note that the internship experience is not eligible for transfer credit.

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
Art HistoryArtsCommerceEngineeringEntrepreneurshipManagementPolitical ScienceScienceSpanish Language
Tuition payable to
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • February 1, 2018

Additional Requirements or Restrictions

Due to Travel Advisories, some campuses are currently not open to UBC students for exchange or study abroad. The campuses available are:

  • Campus Monterrey, Mexico City Campuses (Campus Ciudad De Mexico, Campus Santa Fe, Campus Estado de Mexico), Campus Guadalajara, Campus Queretaro, Campus San Luis Potosi, Campus Aguascalientes, Campus Leon, Campus Cuernavaca, Campus Puebla, Campus Chiapas

Course Credits

Will vary depending on program. Please note that 1 Tec Unit x 3/8 = UBC credits.

Please see the list of pre-approved summer Spanish courses for transfer credit here. This includes the basic Spanish course for the iSummerMX program.

Transfer credit will be granted for the Chiapas Social Innovation Program courses as follows:

  • Art & Intercultural Studies - ANTH (3CR) - pending
  • Citizenship: Social and Political Practice - POLI 328 (3 of 6 CR)
  • Social Entrepreneurship - COMM 485 (3CR)

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: GEOG 3rd
Title: Geopolitics and global changes
Partner course code: RI 2031
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-27
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: North American Regional Scenario
Partner course code: RI 2008
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2013-10-30
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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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
UBC course: SPAN 3rd
Title: Communication Strategies III
Partner course code: HI 3008
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2018-08-08
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.

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

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.

The partner institution may charge 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.

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. 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). 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 and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution. 
  3. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted after the application deadline.
  4. 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)

Go Global Refund Policy for Summer Programs

To receive a refund from Go Global, you must withdraw by e-mail to your Go Global advisor by March 30.

You are eligible for a refund of $321.75 if:

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

You will receive an $93.25 refund if you withdraw from the program in writing before March 30 for reasons other than those stated above.

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

Advising Hours

Advising hours

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

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
Art HistoryArtsCommerceEngineeringEntrepreneurshipManagementPolitical ScienceScienceSpanish Language
Tuition payable to
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • February 1, 2018