Mexico is as gringos always imagine it to be in Guadalajara: Mexico’s second largest city is home to mariachi music and the dance Jarabe tapatio. Lea Nönninger, bachelor’s student in “International Tourism Management”, wanted to see Guadalajara for herself during her semester abroad at the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey. In our quick check, she gives you an overview for studying at the “seventh best business school in the world” (Wall Street Journal/2006).
This is what you can experience at the Tec de Monterrey and in Guadalajara
1. Colourful campus life
“The Tec Campus is a paradise! There are all kinds of sports, music and cultural programmes you can participate in. You can also use a large swimming pool, a gym and various football fields. I quickly got to know people at the Tec, as parties and other events for internationals were often planned.”
2. Unique nature
“As for traveling, I couldn’t have made a better choice for my semester abroad. Even though I was always very busy during the semester, I went on an excursion almost every weekend. Mexico is an incredibly diverse country, from jungle and green forests to Caribbean dream beaches and lots of adventure and action. Guadalajara is also a good base to go on excursions, as there are interesting destinations in the surrounding area.”
3. Easy to find an apartment
“I found out about the organisation “Integrate” through a friend of mine, which not only rents out houses for international students in Mexico, but also offers various events and trips. I immediately registered for a room in one of the houses in Guadalajara and within two days I was assured accommodation. It is great that there is such an organisation for internationals in Mexico!”