DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

& SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

COURSE BEGINS JULY 1ST 2019.

During their course, the students will develop the basic skills to understand the interaction of hazards, exposure and vulnerability, crucial to the implementation of an effective risk reduction strategy and the work of communities on disasters prevention and recovery, and its impact on local development.

PROGRAM

WHY

iSUMMER

MX?

STANDS FOR
INNOVATIVE
INCREDIBLE
ITINERANT
IDEAL
INTERNATIONAL

Students will be embarked on a Tec 21 model journey, an ambitious university wide program to rethink education. IsummerMX will allow flexibility as to how, when and where learning happens through:

Visits to organizations

Conferences with experts

Workshops

Trips

CAMPUSES


SPEND 4 WEEKS

TRAVELING AROUND MEXICO

From July 1st to August 2nd

i Summer Mx is a program designed for international students who love traveling and learning about new cultures.
Discover three of the most iconic states in Mexico, visit the capital Mexico-City, go to the amazing and magical Chiapas, walk through historic places at Puebla, and choose to make everlasting memories in beautiful places.

During their stay in Mexico, students will have the opportunity to live four weeks on three different campuses. They will experience and learn about different parts of the country. Each campus has special activities, and several trips, that will make their experience unforgettable!

Mexico City

Located west of 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 México. 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 privileged 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.


Puebla
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. Furthermore, we put at your disposal, a modern gymnasium with dressing rooms, showers, lockers and ample sports fields for soccer, basketball, volleyball and tennis.


Chiapas

Campus Chiapas, situated in the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez is located in the central part of the state, and can be considered the door to the wonders of Chiapas. It is a campus with a warm and friendly environment, has a population of about 500 students and its common to know everybody.

The student life on campus encourages students to participate in student groups, workshops, cultural and sporting events, and in social service programs that support the development of communities in Chiapas through life experiences and environmental protection. The privileged geographical location of the campus also allows ou to meet vivid cultures and beautiful and natural settings and practices ecoturism.

Besides the academic formation available in Campus, there are academic experiences related to Social Innovation in the new International Center for Social Innovation in the city of San Cristobal de Las Casas, a multicultural city where
the worldview of indigenous peoples descended from the Maya coexists with the international vision of visitors and residents from around the world.

COURSES

Students will learn and advance their skills taking two courses:

Credits per class 3 credits 5 ECTS 8 Tec Units
Credit load 6 credits (two courses) 10 ECTS 16 Tec Units

1. RI1012 Introduction to International Cooperation
Development (Taught in English)

The objective of this course is to provide conceptual resources, methodological tools and better understanding of international cooperation for development as the joint effort of governments, supported by the dynamism of international organizations, civil society, the academia and the private sector, to promote actions that contribute to sustainable development through the transfer, reception and exchange of information, knowledge, technology, experiences and resources. The goal is to acquire an integrated perspective of international cooperation policies, the different actors involved in the 2030 Agenda (SDGs) and efforts made to make development more effective.


2. RI20135 International cooperation Project I : Disaster Risk Reduction and SustainableDevelopment (Taught in English)

The objective of the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Sustainable Development course is for the student to acquire specialized knowledge and develop preparedness and response, resilience and continuity capacities at the local level, incorporating DRR and climate change adaptation to the processes of development through the understanding of theoretical concepts and the design of practical tools as part of the strategic planning process. Disaster governance and the perspectives of global policies for Disaster Risk Reduction will be analyzed in the context of the principles established in the Sendai Framework for Action and the 2030 Agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

FEES AND TUITION

$3600 USD for independent students.

and $1600 USD for exchange* students.

*Nominated by partner institution.

DEADLINE APPLICATION

May 24th 2019

This program includes:

  • Housing.
  • Full transportation from Monday to Sunday, 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.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

WEEK 1 JULY 1TH - 5TH MEXICO CITY at SANTA FE
WEEK 2 JULY 8ST - 12TH CAMPUS PUEBLA
WEEK 3 AND 4 JULY 15TH - 26TH CAMPUS CHIAPAS