Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
The Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) was founded in 1946 by the Mexican Cultural Association. It is one of the leading institutions for training leaders in the social, engineering, and managerial sciences. Students from over 100 schools come to study at ITAM as exchange students. Courses in the following disciplines are offered: economics, law, and political science; international relations; business administration and accounting; mathematics, statistics, and actuarial science; and engineering.
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Number of placements available: Up to 2 students per year
Semester of study available: Fall or Spring
Areas of study: economics, law, and political science; international relations; business administration and accounting; mathematics, statistics, and actuarial science; engineering
Language of instruction: Most courses are taught in Spanish, few in English. A limited number of classes are taught in English, primarily in the Business and International Relations and advanced Economics programs. It is recommended that students have at least one year of university-level Spanish with good reading and listening skills. In most cases, it is possible to secure permission from the professor to submit papers and exams in English. The readings for most classes tend to be in English.
Courses: USC undergraduate students may take up to 15 credits. Undergraduates can select courses at the undergraduate level only, and may only take upper division courses for elective credit. Only 3rd and 4th year ITAM courses are considered upper division. Undergraduate students may not take graduate courses for credit.