The people at Tec were very welcoming Past Review

By (Music and Spanish, Nebraska Wesleyan University) for

Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM): Queretaro - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes, my time in Queretaro was very much worthwhile. I gained an understanding of Mexican culture and now feel as though I have a greater understanding of non-United States culture worldwide, and an idea of how to be sensitive to cultural differences. It was especially interesting to experience being a minority while I have been in the majority for all of my life in the United States.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Queretaro
The term and year this program took place: Summer 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The program in Queretaro was extremely helpful.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I had my own room with a lockable door and my own bathroom with a shower. <br /><br />

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Per week I probably spent 300 pesos on personal expenses.
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Because of the cheap prices in Mexico, it was very easy to keep a budget. I did eat out more than I expected to though.


How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
Language acquisition improvement?

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Exchange

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Latin American Literature

Course Department:
Instruction Language: Spanish
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Culture of Mexico

Course Department:
Instruction Language: Spanish
Credit Transfer Issues: