CULTURE & IDENTITY

COURSE BEGINS JANUARY 1ST 2020.

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.

For more info: iwinter@servicios.itesm.mx

PROGRAM

WHY

iWINTER

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. iWinterMX will allow flexibility as to how, when and where learning happens through:

Company visits

Conferences with experts

Workshops

Trips

CAMPUSES

4

SPEND

WEEKS

TRAVELING

AROUND MEXICO

From January 6th to July 31st

iWINTER MX is a program designed for international students who love 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 Queretaro, 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.
 

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

Queretaro:
Tec de Monterrey Campus Queretaro is the fourth largest campus in the country with more than 7000 students, 55% of which other states and more than 400 international students of different nationalities are welcomed every year. Queretaro 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. Queretaro is one of the safest, innovative, and state-of- the-art sectors in industrial production, education, and technology.

Guadalajara:
The Guadalajara Campus opened its doors in August 1991, in an area of almost forty hectares located west of the metropolitan area, in the municipality of Zapopan.
Over time this campus has and continues to develop its facilities to become the second most relevant 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 known Mexican icons such as mariachi, tequila, and charrería. All recognized as World Heritage by UNESCO.

COURSES

In 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 a basic humanities course in which students will understand, identify 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 students will compare, contrast and provide.

2. Basic Spanish as a Foreign Language

Beginning 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.

During their stay in Mexico, students will have the opportunity to live four weeks on four 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!

FEES AND TUITION

$3600 USD for independent students.

and $1600 USD for exchange* students.

*Nominated by partner institution.

DEADLINE APPLICATION

November 22nd 2019

This program includes:

  • Housing.
  • Transportation 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.

PUERTO

VALLARTA

$400 USD all inclusive

per student

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.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

WEEK 1 JANUARY 6TH - 10TH CAMPUS MEXICO AT SANTA FE SUNDAY 6TH INTERCAMPUS TRANSPORTATION
WEEK 2 JANUARY 13TH - 17TH CAMPUS PUEBLA SUNDAY 14TH INTERCAMPUS TRANSPORTATION
WEEK 3 JANUARY 20TH - 24TH CAMPUS QUERETARO SUNDAY 21ST INTERCAMPUS TRANSPORTATION
WEEK 4 JANUARY 27TH - 31ST CAMPUS GUADALAJARA FRIDAY 31ST TO 2ND PUERTO VALLARTA TRIP