PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

• Live in Monterrey, known as the “city of mountains”, where there is always a concert, museum, or picturesque hike to enjoy. 

• Universidad de Monterrey offers a unique model of liberal arts education that includes co-curricular activities, integrated internships, community service and volunteering opportunities.  

• UDEM is a community united by the common aspiration of contributing to the construction of a sustainable society through knowledge and the spirit of service. 

• Develop lifelong relationships among peers by diving into an active student body where there are ample opportunities to participate in student organizations and community service. 

LIFE ABROAD 

One of the best places to live in Mexico, Monterrey is surrounded by stunning deserts and mountains! Public transportation makes it easy to travel from campus to the city center to experience the vast cultural offerings, including beautiful modern colonial architecture and the taste of mouth-watering cabritos. 

LIVE 

Live in a shared dorm room in a residence hall alongside other international students located within five minutes of campus! Access residential workout facilities, lush “green areas” filled with gardens, tutoring services, and communal areas to meet new people to play a game of foosball or billiards. 

DINE 

Stop by a nearby supermarket and enjoy cooking a meal alongside new friends at the shared kitchen facilities in the residential hall. After class, explore the foodie scene of Monterrey and sample frijoles con veneno, machaca, or chile piquín. Cabrito (baby goat) is Mexico’s most typical and famous dish—a must try!  

EXPERIENCE 

Take in the beauty of Monterrey by going on an organized hike with community members to Cerro de la Silla. Embrace the campus community by joining one of the many student sports, music, cooking, or student government clubs! Connect with local peers through an established buddy program to get an inside perspective on Mexican culture and daily life. Expand experiential learning through service learning, internship and volunteer programs that promote community engagement and cross-cultural understanding. 

EXPLORE 

Visit the plaza in the city center to take in historic buildings, tranquil gardens, and the Mexican History Museum! Monterrey is a hub for budget airlines providing easy access to explore any bucket list locations throughout Mexico. 

Volunteer & Intern 

Delve further into the community by participating in a social service project organized by UDEM to gain a better understanding of the realities in Mexico. Internships are also available for fields of study such as Business or Health Sciences to gain hands-on professional experience. 

What We Love About Monterrey 

UDEM offers ample opportunities to explore the natural and cultural beauty of Monterrey! Gain an intimate understanding of the local daily life and social issues alongside a globally engaged community of staff and peers. 

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Course Description

UDEM offers a variety of subjects taught in Spanish and English including art and design, business (AACSB accredited), social sciences, health sciences, engineering and international relations. One Spanish as a second language class is also included in ISEP benefits. Students may also enroll in a Spanish language pre-session course for an additional fee. To help get you started, the chart below highlights some of the more popular classes students have taken at UDEM in the past. 

Credits Earned 

Students who complete the program in good standing can expect to earn 24-30 UDEM credits which ISEP recommends is the equivalent of 12-15 U.S. Credit Hours. Each course will be worth 6 UDEM credits (3 US credits).  

If you use financial aid, please speak with a qualified financial aid advisor to understand your academic obligations and the requirements for using financial aid. 

Sample Classes Available: 

 
 
 
 
 
 

International/Global Studies in English 

 
 
 
 

Business in English 

 
 
 
 

North American Studies Seminar  

 
 

Integrated Marketing Communcation 

 
 
 
 

World Politics 

 
 

Social Entrepreneurship 

 
 
 
 

Political Geography 

 
 

Business Management 

 
 
 
 

International Negotiations 

 
 

Market Research

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Kira Hakanson 703-504-9991 | KHakanson@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer 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 English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Biology

  • Business Recommended!

    Marketing

  • Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Education

  • Engineering

  • English Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences

  • International/Global Studies Recommended!

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Physics

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences

    Political Science and Government

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Design and Visual Communications Digital Arts Fashion/Apparel Design Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts Industrial and Product Design Interior Design

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 80
  • Institutional TOEFL Score: 550
  • IELTS Score: 6.5
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
  • 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
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

Students are required to submit an internal application following their placement which is required of the host institution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email.

Passport: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

Visa/Residence Permit: Students studying for less than 180 days, who have citizenship from countries with a visa waiver agreement with Mexico, can enter the country on a tourist visa (United States, Canada, some European and Asian countries). Students studying for an academic year require a visa. The visa fee is approximately $48 USD (Subject to change). Additionally, For more information on the process, please review the ISEP Country Handbook.

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Learning

Undergraduate
(in Spanish)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Architecture Recommended!

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management Economics Finance International Business/Trade/Commerce Marketing

  • Communication

  • Computer and Information Sciences Recommended!

  • Education

    Curriculum and Instruction

  • Engineering: Recommended!

    Automotive Engineering Technology Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Software Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Industrial Engineering Robotics, and Automation Engineering Systems Engineering

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences: Recommended!

    Dentistry Medicine Nursing Science Nutrition Sciences

  • History

  • Hospitality and Tourism

  • International/Global Studies

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Law/Criminal Justice

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Natural Resources/Conservation:

    Environmental Science Sustainability Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies:

    Philosophy Religious Studies Theological Studies

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Physics

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences: Recommended!

    Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts: Recommended!

    Art Studies Cinematography and Film Production Design and Visual Communications Digital Arts Fashion/Apparel Design Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts Film Studies Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other Game and Interactive Media Design Graphic Design Industrial and Product Design Interior Design Playwriting and Screenwriting

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • 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
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

Students are required to submit an internal application following their placement which is required of the host institution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email.

Passport: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

Visa/Residence Permit: Students studying for less than 180 days, who have citizenship from countries with a visa waiver agreement with Mexico, can enter the country on a tourist visa (United States, Canada, some European and Asian countries). Students studying for an academic year require a visa. The visa fee is approximately $48 USD (Subject to change). Additionally, For more information on the process, please review the ISEP Country Handbook.

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Learning

Graduate
(in Spanish)

Fields of Study

  • Business

  • Education

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 3
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

Students are required to submit an internal application following their placement which is required of the host institution. Instructions will be sent by the ISEP Host Coordinator by email.

Passport: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible. 

Visa/Residence Permit: Students studying for less than 180 days, who have citizenship from countries with a visa waiver agreement with Mexico, can enter the country on a tourist visa (United States, Canada, some European and Asian countries). Students studying for an academic year require a visa. The visa fee is approximately $48 USD (Subject to change). Additionally, For more information on the process, please review the ISEP Country Handbook.

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Students arrive: First week of January, Last week of July

Classes start: Second week of January, First week of August

Classes end: Last week of May, Third week of November

Exams: Mid to Late May, End of November to Beginning of December

Tips for Finding Courses:

To view regular university courses in Spanish, start at the main UDEM page, click the 'Estudia' option on the top bar and select the from the list of Facultades. Once on the specific Facultad page, scroll down and select from the various 'Programas' that are offered. Be sure to sort by 'Carreras' if you are looking for undergraduate courses. Select the Carrera you are interested in taking classes in and navigate to the 'Plan de Estudios'. Select the 'Comenzar Simulación' option, if possible, to see an interactive version of the 'Plan de Estudios'.

The 'Plan de Estudios' is the academic plan for the specific degree. It will show all of the classes that a student studying this degree will take, based on semester and year of the program. Courses offered during odd numbered terms (primero, tercero, quinto, etc.) are offered during the Fall semester, and courses offered during even numbered terms (segundo, cuarto, sexto, etc.) are offered in the Spring. Click on the name of the course for a brief description including prerequisites, credits, and the course code.

Not all degree program webpages look alike on the UDEM website. If you are having any difficulty finding a degree program or courses, please contact your SSO for assistance.

Students may take courses in English at UDEM as part of their course load. Review the Courses in English Spring 2024 for a general idea of the English courses available. Available courses may vary semester to semester, but generally remain the same.

All students must submit a Spanish Language Evaluation with their ISEP application. 

Students taking courses in Spanish must have at least a B1 level in Spanish. 

In order to navigate daily life in Mexico, is strongly recommended that even students taking all of their courses in English attend the Spanish language pre-session and/or have at least one semester of Spanish at the university level (A1 or A2 level). Non-native English speakers taking courses in English must comply with the English language requirements indicated above.  

Students are required to take a Spanish proficiency test upon arrival to determine the appropriate level for their Spanish as a second language class (if applicable). The host institution ultimately determines your proficiency level and course eligibility.

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