ITESO is located in the vibrant city of Guadalajara, the capital of Mexico’s Jalisco state. The city is not only an important industrial, commercial and financial center for Mexico, it is also a cultural hub and is considered to be the birthplace of tequila and Mariachi music. The city hosts numerous world-renowned events throughout the year, including an International Mariachi Festival, International Film Festival and International Book Fair. In the historic city center, students can marvel at the gorgeous colonial architecture, relax in one of the picturesque plazas and green parks, or pay a visit to one of the numerous museums, theatres and galleries, including the famous Teatro Degollado and Hospicio Cabañas. Guadalajara also boasts Latin America’s largest indoor market, the Mercado San Juan de Dios. The combination of modern amenities with rich history, traditions and culture make Guadalajara an ideal location to live and study. 

Founded in 1957, ITESO is a Jesuit university characterized by its academic excellence, humanistic style of education and social consciousness. ITESO is recognized as an institution of academic excellence by Mexico's Ministry of Public Education, and the university's faculty are known as leaders in their fields. The safe and inviting campus boasts innovative and cutting-edge facilities, as well as manicured gardens and eucalyptus trees.

ISEP students immerse themselves in Mexican culture and daily life by taking university classes with local students and living with a host family or independently in the community. At ITESO, students can participate in internships, volunteering opportunities and service-learning projects alongside their studies. The university also organizes excursions, cultural events and art programs for international students to learn more about Mexican culture. As an ISEP student, you have the opportunity to be matched with an ITESO "buddy" to help you adjust to life in Guadalajara!

Learn about Guadalajara, learn about ITESO

Course Description

ITESO offers courses taught entirely in Spanish in the fields of communications, business, international relations, engineering, social sciences, fashion and design. One Spanish as a second language course (8 Mexican credits / 3 U.S. credits) is included in ISEP benefits. 

Tips for finding courses:

1. View list of majors offered.

2. Click on Humanities, Engineering or Business.

3. Click on the subject, then "coursework" in the blue box. 

4. Courses in odd-numbered semesters (1,3,5,7) are offered July – December, and courses in even-numbered semesters (2,4,6,8) are offered January – June. 

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Maggie Montgomery 703-504-9991 | MMontgomery@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Advisor and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.

Academics

Undergraduate
(in Spanish)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Architecture Recommended!

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Human Resources Management International Business/Trade/Commerce Labor and Industrial Relations Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Marketing

  • Communication: Recommended!

    Advertising Digital Communication and Media Intercultural Communication Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Public Relations Publishing Radio and Television Speech Communication and Rhetoric

  • Computer and Information Sciences:

    Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Informatics

  • Education

  • Engineering: Recommended!

    Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Environmental Engineering Industrial Engineering Mechanical Engineering

  • Health Sciences

    Nutrition Sciences

  • Hospitality and Tourism Recommended!

    Tourism Management

  • International/Global Studies: Recommended!

    International Relations and Affairs Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Humanities

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Philosophy

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art Studies Cinematography and Film Production Design and Visual Communications Digital Arts Fashion/Apparel Design Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts Film Studies Graphic Design

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • Number of language semesters completed 4
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health

Graduate
(in Spanish)

Fields of Study

  • Architecture

    Environmental Design/Architecture

  • Business:

    Business Management Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Marketing

  • Education

  • Engineering:

    Computer Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Industrial Engineering

  • Human Services

    Public Administration

  • International/Global Studies:

    International Relations and Affairs Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Natural Resources/Conservation

    Sustainability Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Philosophy

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Human Development and Family Studies Sociology

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • Number of language semesters completed 4
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health

Other Academic Conditions

Enrollment in graduate-level courses may require approval from the departmental coordinator. 

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