Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Tec de Monterrey) was founded in 1943 and has grown into one of Latin America’s largest and best-regarded universities. With 32 campuses around Mexico, Tec de Monterrey is home to over 90,000 students. The university offers a comprehensive curriculum with courses available in all major disciplines, including pre-professional studies, STEM fields, humanities, and social sciences. BU students may study at either the Monterrey campus, which is home to 14,500 students, or at the Puebla campus, which enrolls about 5,000 students.

Most of the classes offered at Tec de Monterrey are taught in Spanish. However, many classes in most disciplines are also available in English, making this program accessible to BU students in many majors and without any Spanish language background. Students are not required to study Spanish in this program. Browse courses offered at Tec de Monterrey. Upon completion of a semester at Tec de Monterrey, students will earn 12-18 Boston University credits.


The Global Learning Experience: An Online Course

Students in all Fall and Spring programs have the opportunity to enroll in The Global Learning Experience at no additional cost.

  • CAS IP101 The Global Learning Experience (1 credit)
    • All program participants have the opportunity to make the most of their semester abroad with The Global Learning Experience, a self-paced, Pass/Fail course with brief readings and experiential assignments that accompany them while living and studying in a country and culture different from their own. Students post their work, experiences and observations to an online platform to trace and articulate their achievements abroad from an academic, personal and professional standpoint. The course links students with the faculty instructors as well as peers studying on other BU Study Abroad programs around the world. Students earn one credit in addition to the total program credits mentioned below at no additional cost.
    • Syllabus

Student residences, or independent off-campus accommodation

  • University housing is available but not guaranteed to exchange students. The International Programs Office will help students find independent off-campus accommodations nearby if they do not receive university housing.
  • Singles or shared rooms, all rooms are fully furnished
  • Student residences offer the following services: maid service, wireless Internet, a study room, security, cable, postal service, and transport between residences and around the campus, a games room, a kitchen, a laundry room, and vending machine.
  • Housing is paid directly to Tec de Monterrey; Board is not included
  • University dining facilities available; no meal plans, pay per meal
  • Fall Semester: early August to early December
  • Spring Semester: early January to early May
  • Academic Year: early August to mid-May
  • Fall Semester/Academic Year: March 15
  • Spring Semester: September 15

Notification of admissions begins after the application deadline.

Please contact the Program Manager with any questions. Financial aid is available.