The Semester in Mexico program will not be available in 2017


The 2016 Semester in Querétaro, Mexico offers students an intellectually challenging program of Spanish language, Mexican Literature, and Mexican or Latin American culture. In addition, courses in Economics, International Politics and Doing Business in Mexico are available. Students may earn up to fifteen credits while attending the highly acclaimed "Tecnologico de Monterrey" in Querétaro, Mexico. Students will be immersed in local culture by staying in the homes of local residents.   Many multinational businesses have production facilities and offices in Querétaro, and internships are available.  While in Querétaro, students will be able to visit the Teotihuacan ruins and several colonial towns, and participate in local Institute classes and YSA activities.   

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Dates: August 2, 2016 - December 13, 2016

August 2 - Arrive in Queretatro
August 3-5 - Orientation
August 8 - Classes start
December 13 - Classes end

Program Cost and Details

  • It is important that students are aware of program requirements and details before formally applying to the program.
  • Please review the information regarding the program here and then contact the tour director, Robert Colvin, for a preliminary interview to discuss your interest. You may reach Brother Colvin at
  • For general questions please contact the International Study Programs office at

Homestay Housing fee: $100 upfront fee plus $580 US/mo. paid directly to Tec de Monterrey in Queretaro.  This includes three meals daily plus laundry.

BYU-Idaho Tuition: Standard BYU-Idaho tuition for 2016-2017

Additional Costs

  • Program Fee $500 (includes HTH international emergency health insurance)
  • Books $180 (estimate)
  • Airfare (varies by departure location - approx. $800)
  • Transportation (in Mexico - estimate $200)
  • Student Visa $100 (only required for business internships)
  • Passport application fee (if you do not already have one)
  • Personal expenses, including field trips to nearby towns

Payment Schedule

Your account will be charged $500 upon acceptance to the program.  $300 of that amount is a non-refundable deposit and must be paid by April 30.  The remaining $200 must be paid by July 15

  • You are advised to buy your airline tickets in May or June.  You'll need to share your itinerary with the program director
  • BYU-Idaho tuition due according to BYU-Idaho Fall semester tuition deadlines
  • $580 upon arrival in Querétaro for the first month housing fee (August 5), $580 per month thereafter, paid to the Tec de Monterrey via credit card or cash

Payment of the non-refundable deposit ($300) secures your place in the program. In the case of cancellation by the applicant (no matter the cause), the applicant will lose the deposit.
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Available Courses

All participants MUST take ISP 200 - International Pre-Departure Study, a 1 credit class online, before Fall Semester 2016.  It is offered during the 2nd block of Winter and Spring semesters.

SPAN 101, SPAN 102, SPAN 201, SPAN 321, SPAN 325, SPAN 350, SPAN 451 SPAN 490R

INTST 350, 398R, Internship or 399R

B380 (In English) , B298R Internship, B398 Internship, B399

Econ 150, Econ 151, Econ 358 (all available in English)

Pol Sci 170, 372 (In English) Pol Sci 375 (In Spanish only)

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: Applications for Fall 2017 will be accepted beginning in January 2017 and will close when we have reached our limit.

Language pre-requisites:  SPAN 102 or equivalency required.  Contact Brother Colvin for details.

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How to Apply

We have reached capacity and applications will no longer be accepted for Fall 2016.

  1. Review the information on this website to familiarize yourself with this program.
  2. Contact Brother Colvin to discuss your interest in the program. (His contact information is below.)
  3. Please click on the link to access and fill out the application:
  4. Pay $300 deposit fee at Cashier's Office in the Kimball Building within ten days of notification of your acceptance. You may also pay by phone. Call 208-496-1950.


Robert Colvin

Robert Colvin


PHONE: (208) 496-4308