Tec de Monterrey: iSummerMx Liberal Arts Programs

Program Details

Program Location Multiple Cities, Mexico
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20221
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2024 06/23/24 to 07/26/24
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Tec de Monterrey: iSummerMx Liberal Arts Programs

The iSummerMx Programs are an innovative, experiential learning academic option designed for International students who love traveling and learning about new cultures while visiting different Tec de Monterrey campuses in different cities, such as Mexico City, Puebla, Queretaro, Guadalajara, and/or Chiapas.

Students can choose from two different, 6-credit programs taught in English:

  1. Mexican Cultural Heritage and Social Challenges
  2. Beyond Borders

The programs are enriched with special activities such as field trips, site visits, and events that will make their experience unforgettable, creating everlasting memories, exercising their intellectual curiosity, and developing multicultural skills.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Tec de Monterrey: iSummerMx Liberal Arts Programs

The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Mexican Cultural Heritage and Social ChallengesUnderstand, identify, and analyze aspects of Mexico's culture so that they integrate them into their cultural knowledge. Students travel to Mexico City, Guadalajara, Puebla, and Queretaro and take:

  • Cultural Heritage of Mexico
  • Violence, Dignity, and Social Justice

Beyond Borders:  Hear from experts in the field, academics, and members of international organizations, about the normative and migration phenomenon and the current cooperation projects in our region. Students travel to Mexico City, Queretaro, Puebla, and Chiapas and take:

  • Regional Scenarios in the Contemporary World
  • Gender, Society and Human Rights

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The Program and Housing Fees include: housing, most breakfasts, all on-site program-related transportation, and all program activities and events.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2024

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $800.00
Housing $1,650.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $700.00
Meals $285.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $240.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1

Returnees Information

Tec de Monterrey: iSummerMx Liberal Arts Programs

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.