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  • Locations: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Who Approved: Tulane applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/11/2019 02/21/2019 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/11/2019 02/21/2019 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 09/10/2019 09/27/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Spanish Major: Economics, International Relations, Political Economy, Political Science
Program Description:

Instituto Tecnológica Autónomo de México
Mexico City, Mexico

About the Program | Mexico City, Mexico | Eligibility
Fields of Study | Academic Culture | Student Life Housing | Helpful Links  


About the Program
The Instituto Tecnológica Autónomo de México, known as ITAM, is a private, non-profit institution that is consistently ranked among top universities in Mexico. You will study alongside almost 6,000 undergraduates who are pursuing degrees in Economics, Law, Political Science, International Relations, Engineering and Mathematics. ITAM alumni hold prominent roles throughout Mexico, in the social, financial, academic, private and public sectors. 

Mexico City, Mexico 
Mexico City, the capital and most populous city of Mexico, is the country’s vibrant center of commerce and culture. One of the largest cities in the Americas, Mexico City offers something to satisfy every interest, from the murals of Diego Rivera to the nightlife and music of the city’s varied neighborhoods. The city is filled with historical museums, while its many galleries regularly show art exhibits. Archeological zones, including the ancient city of Tenochtitlan, are also found within an hour of the city, demonstrating the great achievements of the prehispanic cultures that populated the area.


  • 3.0 cumulative GPA, 3.0 GPA in Spanish and 3.0 GPA in major
  • Completion of at least Spanish 3040
  • Completion of a Spanish course prior to the semester of departure

Fields of Study
Economics, Political Economy, Political Science, International Relations, Engineering and Mathematics 

Academic Culture
In this direct enrollment program students take courses directly at ITAM alongside local degree-seeking Mexican students. Throughout its history, ITAM has always emphasized the role of its faculty in achieving academic excellence. Classes, therefore, are generally small, only exceptionally bringing together more than thirty students. Class attendance is always expected and usually required. Each professor, or subject coordinating committee in the cases of subjects with many sections, determines the criteria for evaluation. Each student is given a temario, or subject outline, which must state the criteria to be used for evaluation, as well as the objectives, content and bibliography to be used in each class.

ITAM offers courses in the International Relations, Economics and Political Science. These ITAM courses are taught in Spanish. In addition to these disciplines, students will take a Spanish language course. While Spanish and Latin American Studies students should consider studying at ITAM, please note that a background in Political Science or Economics is helpful. 
All credit taken on an approved Tulane Study Abroad Program comes back as elective credit. If you are planning to petition for Spanish major or minor credit, please carefully review the guidelines on the Department of Spanish and Portuguese website.


Student Life
As students directly enrolled at ITAM, Tulane students can participate in the various associations on campus, such as the undergraduate student association, the Theater Workshop, the Center for Access to Justice and various volunteer organizations. In addition, students have access to sports activities coordinated by the ITAM Athletics Department, such as basketball, gym, soccer and volleyball. Through engagement in these activities, Tulane students will be able to meet locals and participate in the daily student life that their Mexican counterparts experience.

While ITAM does not own or operate housing, the International Office will provide assistance to students by finding off-campus housing options. These will include many fully furnished student residences within walking distance from ITAM. Past students have had success making connections to find housing on the ITAM Facebook Page.  

Helpful Links
ITAM International Office Website 
ITAM Facebook Page

Contact Past Participants
Click HERE to contact recent study abroad alumni in this region.
Contact 2017-18 ITAM Alum, Alex Dubin