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Texas State in Querétaro, México

Program Description

This total immersion program in Spanish Language and Mexican culture will provide students with a comprehensive approach and an authentic language environment, which will help them develop their skills in Spanish through practice in the classroom and in real life experience. By having access to historically and culturally rich places students will have a better understanding when learning the target language. Through the traveling experience, course activities, assignments and living with a host family students will be immersed in the languages and Mexican culture in a safe atmosphere. The Tecnológico de Monterrey is an exchange partner with Texas State and have previously hosted summer programs in the cities of Monterrey and Guadalajara. All courses are taught in Spanish.

The city of Queretaro is a mid-size city with a rich cultural and historical importance for the Mexican culture. The city was founded in 1531 as an Indian town. During the following centuries, the state became the third largest in the kingdom, while its elite played a key role in the Independence. In 1847, it became the capital of the region and twenty years later, it was the site of the decisive battle between the forces of the Republic and the empire of Maximilian. In 1917, Mexico’s current Constitution was drafted and signed in Querétaro. Querétaro city is nearby to other culturally and historically rich cities in the central area of Mexico. In less than two hours on a bus ride, you visit the colonial mining city of Guanajuato; Dolores Hidalgo, where the Mexican Independence started, or the beautiful town of San Miguel Allende and its gothic church. On a two to three hours’ drive you could also visit the majestic City of Mexico, its museums, historical churches, and archeological sites. There is no “non-travel advisory” on effect for Querétaro. The program will be hosted at The Tecnológico de Monterrey, the largest private, non for profit, higher education system in Mexico. The Queretaro campus is one of its 29 campuses across the country.

Course Options

The course options on this program are:

  • SPAN 2310 Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 2320 Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN 4390 Studies in Spanish Culture, Language, or Literature (can be repeated once for additional credit)
  • Students receive six Texas State credit hours

Departure Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2018

Return Date: June 23, 2018


Program Cost: $3190

Cost includes:

  • Six Texas State credit hours
  • Classroom, services, and ID Card
  • Home stay with local family-individual room
  • Cultural Activities & Salsa lessons
  • Three  meals a day, Internet and Laundry facilities
  • Trip to Teotihuacan and Mexico City
  • Diploma of participation
  • Orientation and Placement Test
  • Group  picture & Summer t-shirt
  • Airport Transfer
  • Orientation & Welcome pool party
  • Flight is not included (approximately $250)

Contact Information: Dr. Sergio Martínez, e-mail: