CULTURE & IDENTITY
COURSE BEGINS JULY 1ST 2019.During their course, the students will develop the basic skills of audio-visual narrative, multimedia storytelling and developing audiovisual content based on their learning of Mexican Culture.
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4 SPEND / WEEKS
TRAVELING AROUND MEXICO
From July 1st to July 26th
iSummer MX is a program designed for international students who love of traveling and learning about new cultures.
Discover four of the most iconic states in Mexico, visit the capital Mexico City, enjoy the colonial city of Querétaro, go to the amazing Guadalajara, walk through historic places at Puebla, and choose to make everlasting memories in beautiful places like Puerto Vallarta and San Miguel de Allende.
During their stay in Mexico, your students will have the opportunity to live for weeks on four different campuses. This will give them the chance to learn about different parts of the country without ceasing their studies. Each campus has special activities, and several trips, that will make their experience unforgettable!
The QuerÉtaro campus is the fourth largest in the country with more than 7000 students, 55 % of which come from other states and more than 400 international students of different nationalities are welcomed every year. Querétaro is located in the heart of Mexico, just a 2-hour drive away from Mexico City. Its great location, modern infrastructure, and excellent diversity of people, food and touristic places makes the state one of the best destinations to visit. Querétaro is one of the safest, innovative, and state-of-the-art sectores in industrial production, education, and technology.
Campus Puebla, located in one of the best districts of the city, opened its doors in 2003. On 25 hectares, you find 4 buildings with classrooms, offices, and the Convention Center and Technology Park. All facilities are equipped with state of the art technology. Additionally, there are two auditoriums, a cafeteria, a library, a copy shop, work and study areas, and 7 laboratories. Furthemore, we put at your disposal, a modern gymnasium with dresssing rooms, showers, lockers and ample sports fields for soccer, basketball, volleyball and tennis.
The Guadalajara Campus opened its doors in August 1991, in an area of almost forty hectares located west of the metropolitan aerea, in the municipality of Zapopan. Over time this campus has and continues to develop its facilities to become the second most relevante campus, after the mother campus in Monterrey, and one of the most modern in the Tec system. Guadalajara is considered a capital of culture, being home of the well know Mexican icons such as mariachi, tequila, and charrería. All recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO.
Located west ot Mexico City, and designed by the world-famous architect Ricardo Legorreta, Santa Fe campus was built in 2001 and is one of the newest among other 31 campuses of Tec de Monterrey throughout Mexico. Our campus is located in Santa Fe area, the newest commercial and residential neighborhood that has become the greatest economic activity center within the Mexican capital. Our priveleged location, close to charming cities like Cuernavaca and Puebla, allows students to travel and enjoy diverse experiences while living within the heart of the country.
COURSESIn this program students will have the opportunity to take two different courses that would help them to develop a deeper understanding of Mexican identity and culture. In addition, they can choose to improve their basic Spanish skills (option 1) or to advance their intercultural communication competencies (option 2).
|Credits per class||3 credits||5 ECTS||8 Tec Units|
|Credit load||6 credits (two courses)||10 ECTS||16 Tec Units|
1. Mexican Identity and Culture
(Taught in English)This is basic humanities course in which students will understand, identity and analyze aspects of Mexico's culture so that they can assimilate and integrate themselves into the culture. No prior knowledge is required. As an outcome students will carry out dynamics related to diverse art expressions.
2. Basic Spanish as a Foreign LanguageBeginning basic spanish as a Foreign Language course allows students to developing the basic communicative skills in the Spanish language to improve their performance in social and academic contexts. It requires no previous knowledge of Spanish. Upon completition, the students will be able to recognize and adequately use the syntactic structures of Spanish in communicative interactions at the beginning level.
3. Intercultural communication
(Taught in English)
This course provides an intellectual and experimental forum for developing interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.
Students will learn to identify the cultural aspects of verbal and non-verbal behavior of people from different cultures and of themselves, and to recognize that differences in cultures can cause communication difficulties in organizational settings.
FEES AND TUITION
$3600 USD for independent students.
and $1600 USD for exchange* students.
*Nominated by partner institution.
May 24th 2019
This program includes:
- Full transportation from Monday to Saturday, for all the activities in the program, and between cities.
- Breakfast from 6 days per week.
- Tickets for all places and events in the program.
- Project and academic materials.
- Student Kit.
Every Sunday, on each campus we have an special trip to enjoy local attractions. These trips are not included in the program fee but all of them are included in the price of the Puerto Vallarta Trip.
$400 USD all inclusive
Your students will find this coastal town framed by the mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental of Jalisco and the immense Mexican Pacific. This fascinating tourist destination with, it's red roofs, golden sunsets, and cobbled streets, possesses everything that makes for an incredible vacation: beautiful beaches, leading hotels, and a variety of restaurants and activities.
|WEEK 1 JULY 1ST - 5TH||CAMPUS MEXICO CITY||SUNDAY 6TH INTERCAMPUS TRANSPORTATION|
|WEEK 2 JULY 8TH - 12TH||CAMPUS PUEBLA||SUNDAY 14TH INTERCAMPUS TRANSPORTATION|
|WEEK 3 JULY 15TH - 19TH||CAMPUS QUERETARO||SUNDAY 21ST INTERCAMPUS TRANSPORTATION|
|WEEK 4 JULY 22ND - 26TH||CAMPUS GUADALAJARA||FRIDAY 26TH PUERTO VALLARTA TRIP|