*Please note, you need an active, valid passport to apply for this program.
Study Abroad in Mexico City, Mexico
The Fox School of Business & Management and Temple IGMS/CIBER have partnered with the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) to form a student exchange relationship for business majors.
International Programs, CIBER/IGMS Alter Hall 701
Title: Associate Director
Visit The Office of Education Abroad to view all program deadlines
The Application Process
Contact the IGMS/CIBER team for application information.
ITAM was founded in 1946 by the Asociación Mexicana de Cultura under the leadership of the distinguished industrialist, Mr. Raúl Bailleres. ITAM, located near Mexico City, was established to offer students the opportunity to attend a challenging private university dedicated to quality teaching and research in business related disciplines. ITAM is one of the top-ranked schools in Mexico and Latin America, and is one of the only two schools in Mexico accredited by AACSB International. Reforma, one of Mexico’s most prominent newspapers, recently published poll results ranking ITAM number one in Business, Accounting, International Relations, Research, and Prestige. Visit the ITAM website for more information.
Fox School of Business students must meet the following criteria to participate in the exchange:
- Must be enrolled full-time at the time of application;
- Must have an active, valid passport;
- Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00;
- Must have Spanish language level of proficiency (see below).
For additional requirements from ITAM, please visit their website here.
Study Abroad Process at Fox
For more information about the study abroad process at Fox School of Business, including information on course approval, making an appointment with your advisers, and the application process, please see here.
Students are admitted to ITAM as special non-degree candidates and pay full-time FSBM tuition at Temple for the semester they are abroad. Students are required to be enrolled at ITAM as a full-time student.
The exchange agreement does not apply to ITAM summer programs. All associated tuition and fees must be paid directly to ITAM.
Most classes are given in Spanish with a large number of English texts used. While there is a direct relationship between the level of language ability and the advantages available to the student in Mexico, ITAM has received students with varying degrees of skill in Spanish. All have managed to have very successful experiences at ITAM and in Mexico. Language proficiency will be determined on an individual basis.
Supplementary Spanish Language
For the first six weeks of Fall and Spring semesters, ITAM offers a supplementary Spanish language class at no cost for exchange students. Although students are tested for their language ability, the level of the course will correspond to the mean level of the group. Students find the course useful for improving their Spanish language skills and adapting more easily to Mexico.
- Actuarial Science
- Applied Mathematics
- Business Administration
- International Relations
- Political Science
- Accounting & Financial Strategy
- Computer Science
- Telematics Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
In addition to the exchange partnership, ITAM offers the following summer program, which requires approval from the Education Abroad office, and all tuition and fees must be paid to ITAM directly.
Registration and Arrival Dates
All exchange students are registered for courses by the Academic Exchange office. Class schedules are generally available about one month before the beginning of classes. Exact registration dates and instructions will be included in the student’s acceptance letter but normally undergraduate students must arrange final schedules approximately one week before classes begin; Graduate students must petition for classes approximately six weeks before classes begin. If students cannot arrive in time for registration, it is important that they keep in close contact with the Academic Exchange Office in case there is any problem with class selection or schedules. ITAM will do its best to give preferential enrollment in classes to exchange students. Once classes are filled, however, it is difficult to find additional space for exchange or even regular ITAM students.
Application, Visa, Housing, and Tuition Information
ITAM is located on the southwest side of Mexico City, near the National University, San Angel and Pedregal “colonias” or neighborhoods. The undergraduate campus is close to the Televisa San Angel studios, while the landmark closest to the graduate campus is Hospital Angeles. The nearest metro stations are Miguel Angel De Quevedo on Line 3 and Barranca de Muerto on Line 9. Shuttles run from the undergraduate campus to these stations every hour on weekdays when classes are in session.
The main campus is a traditional group of buildings in the south of Mexico City, including a newly-built gymnasium, soccer field and industrial engineering laboratories. Three miles further south is the Center for Research and Graduate Studies, a complex of beautiful modern buildings which extend into a courtyard with glass covered arcades.
ITAM does not own or operate any type of residence, although both the Academic Exchange Office and the landlords make considerable effort to accommodate exchange students. ITAM will do its best to offer comfortable, secure accommodation within a reasonable distance from the campus as a service to the exchange students, but the arrangement is ultimately made between the student and the landlord. Exchange students can usually share an apartment with other exchange students, either close to campus or the nearest metro station. There are also a number of home stay options with varying degrees of (in)dependence; that is, with ranges of services from all meals and maid service to independent access and no contact with the families.