Mexico, Santiago de Querétaro

Tecnologico de Monterrey ITESM – Campus Querétaro


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Tecnologico de Monterrey ITESM first opened its doors on August 14, 1975.

Founded by a local group of businessmen led by Don Jesús Oviedo Avendaño and having as its first president Dr. Rafael Rangel Sostmann. The first academic programs were, besides the High School, Agriculture, Computer Sciences, and Business Administration. Their mission is To prepare upstanding, ethical individuals with a humanistic outlook, who are internationally competitive in their professional fields, and become citizens committed to the economic, political, first social, and cultural development of their communities and to the sustainable use of natural resources.

The Country

The United Mexican States is a federal republic composed of 32 federal entities: 31 states and 1 federal district. It is bordered on the north by the United States of America; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of Mexico. With an estimated population of over 113 million it is most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world.

Mexico has one of the world’s most diverse weather systems. The Tropic of Cancer effectively divides the country into temperate and tropical zones. The most notable attractions are the Meso-American ruins, cultural festivals, colonial cities, nature reserves and the beach resorts. The nation’s temperate climate and unique culture – a fusion of the European and the Meso-American – make Mexico an attractive destination.

The City

Santiago de Querétaro is the capital and largest city of the state of Querétaro, located in central Mexico. It is part of the macroregion of Bajío. It is located 213 kilometers (132mi) northwest of Mexico City, 96 kilometers (60 mi) southeast of San Miguel de Allende and 200 kilometers south of San Luis Potosí. Querétaro has repeatedly been recognized as the metro area with the best quality of life and as the safest city in Mexico also the most dynamic in Latin America. Today, the city is one of the fastest-growing in the country, with its economic base in industries such as chemicals, paper products, automotive parts, aeronautics and machinery. This has caused the city and the metropolitan area to attract many migrants from other parts of Mexico.

Estimated Expenses

Rough Expense Comparison

Semester at ZSEM

Semester at Tecnologico de Monterrey ITESM

Health Insurance


1,160 EUR


287 EUR

220 EUR


28 EUR


177 EUR

123 EUR




16 EUR

20 EUR


*per month

Travel Opportunities

Monterrey is historically, industrial and commercial city (in fact most foreign visitors come for business purposes), tourists will be surprised at the wealth of cultural and entertainment attractions that the city has to offer. Cerro de la Silla – Monterrey’s most famous landmark is the saddle-shaped mountain that dominates the local skyline. Cerro del Obispado – Historical site with excellent views of the city. Macroplaza – In the east of the Zona Rosa is Mexico’s largest zocalo, or central plaza, a stretch of green space lined with fountains, statues, gardens, and monuments. Ringing the park are many historical buildings and museums, including the Monterrey Cathedral, the Mexican History Museum, the Monterrey Contemporary Art Museum, and the former palace of the governor. Safari Parque Estrella – Located about 30 minutes from Monterrey this wildlife safari park features treks through the Serengeti. Presa de la Boca-This is one of the dams that provides the water supply for the city. Located just on the outskirts, this is a popular recreational spot for the local population. Here you will find lots of traditional products, handcrafts, regional cuisine and some other goods. It is recommended for its traditional atmosphere.