ITESM Summer Programs
Experience an amazing summer in Mexico. Explore the country's many world heritage sites, wonderful museums, festivals, parks, markets and outdoor activities.
Make the most of your summer both, academically and culturally. Choose between academic programs, internships, social service and more or combine different options. The summer programs at ITESM also offer a variety of excursions.
Mexico City or travelling programs throughout Mexico.
Summer 20 applications
Priority deadline Jan. 8, 2020
University-specific additional requirements
One academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below.
Summer 21 applications
Open Fall 2020
Summer programs and locations:
Mexico City has their regular summer offerings which include language intensives, IR/Political Science, and business.
ITESM also offers 4 week summer programs called iSummer MX that travel between several campuses:
Culture and Identity (includes a basic Spanish course, if desired)
Music, Memory & Identity - not confirmed for 2020 yet
Disaster Risk Reduction & Sustainable Development- not confirmed for 2020 yet
The Mexico City summer semester runs from June 29 - July 31, 2020.
The travelling summer programs (iSummer MX) run July 6-31, 2020.
The program in Mexico City costs about 600 USD (Housing: 400 USD, Insurance: 181 USD for 1 month or 220 USD for 2 months) including welcome lunch, closing ceremony, sports and cultural activities on campus, certificate of accomplishment and surprise excursion.
There is a program fee for exchange students on each of the travelling program pages.
Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees to the University of Calgary. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider.
Also, remember to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations etc. in your budget planning.
Did you know that you can take your U of C funding with you on exchange? Since you remain a degree seeking student at the U of C while on exchange you remain eligible for any awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.
Our office also administers the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved U of C study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant once.
Please see the exchange funding page for more information.
The accommodations are in walking distance and cost 400 USD/month.
The travelling programs include housing in the program fee.
This exchange is open to regular, full-time students in any faculty at the U of C, who have completed at least 1 full year (10 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7.
The course offer includes courses in English and Spanish as well as Spanish language courses. Students that intend to take courses in Spanish must have completed a minimum of Spanish 303 (4 semesters of Spanish) or the equivalent.
An academic reference is required for a complete application.
Study Abroad 101
Please watch this YouTube playlist before reaching out or booking an appointment.
Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).
After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.
Study Abroad Advising
If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below.
1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.
How to Apply
Download the application guide
This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.
Identify three programs of interest
We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.
Check requirements and deadlines
These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.
Start your application
Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!
Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.
International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.
For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.
Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.