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|Minimum Language Requirement:||SPAN 203||Language of Instruction:||English, Spanish|
|Minimum Cumulative GPA:||3.0||Class Eligibility:||3. Pre-Junior, 4. Junior|
|Other Eligibility Requirements:||Academic Pre-Approval, See Brochure for details||Eligible Majors:||All Engineering Majors, Computer Science, Information Technology|
|Type of Program:||Exchange||Housing Options:||Dormitory|
|Program Advisor:||Mary Hagenbach||Supplemental Application:||Yes|
GE3: Mexico, Monterrey Tech
The Global Engineering Education Exchange (GE3) is an international exchange program for all College of Engineering, iSchool and Biomedical Engineering majors. The program allows Drexel students to study in one of 9 countries overseas, fully immersed into the education, culture and daily life of their host country. This is a fantastic opportunity to make new friends and explore your academic interests from a different perspective.
Please see Monterrey Tech's website for more information on studying in Mexico.
Monterrey Tech is a semester based school, with many summer course offerings. Although a few courses are offered in English, students should be prepared to take most of their courses in Spanish.
* Fall semester: mid August - early December
* Spring semester: mid February - late May
Students should prepare to make adjustments and be flexible in fitting this program into their Drexel schedule. Due to the need for cycle adjustments, students should begin planning 12-18 months in advance.
Students should consider taking language courses during their freshman summer vacation term or on campus during their co-op terms in order to advance their language skills more quickly. For more information, please contact Modern Languages Department at 215-895-5816.
Grading: Students are taught by Mexican faculty at Monterrey Tech. Grades are noted as credit/no credit (CR/NCR) on their transcript and will NOT affect their GPA. In order to receive CR students must earn a "C" or above. The goal is to be a full-time student at Monterrey Tech while also taking the equivalent of a full-time load at Drexel.
Course Equivalencies: For each course that they plan to take abroad, students must have equivalents approved by the appropriate department. For example, if you want to take sociology course in Mexico for Drexel credit, an equivalent course must be pre-approved by the Sociology Department at Drexel.
Monterrey is the capital of the state of Nuevo León, and the third largest city of Mexico. It is considered a world class destination due to its culture, adventure, entertainment and business environment.
The advisors at Monterrey Tech will welcome you with an airport pick up and in depth orientation. You may join the "Club de Conversación" program, which will reinforce your Spanish language learning process, and also travel and give you an opportunity to know historic places of great beauty, in the region or in other parts of Mexico. Participate in countless numbers of trips, sports and recreational activities organized by the International Programs Office.
There are three options for your living situation at Monterrey Tech: live with a host family, live in a residence hall, or live off campus. Monterrey Tech will either assign a dormitory or assist you with finding an apartment.
It is required by law that all students studying in Mexico for more than 2 months to obtain a FM3 student visa. Visa Instructions.pdf
This is a Drexel sponsored program, thus all of your financial aid travels with you. If you are interested in seeking additional funding, you should considering applying for study abroad Scholarship & Funding Opportunities. Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly.
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