Semester in Mexico



The 2015 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.   

Mexico 2


August 5, 2015 - December 10, 2015

Program Cost

Homestay Housing fee: $100 upfront fee plus 5400 Mexican Pesos per month (approx. US $425/mo.), paid directly to Tec de Monterrey in Queretaro.  This includes three meals daily plus laundry.

BYU-Idaho Tuition: Standard BYU-Idaho tuition for 2015-2016

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
  • $525 upon arrival in Querétarofor the first month housing fee (August 5), $425 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.
Mexico 3
Available Courses

All participants MUST take ISP 200 - International Pre-Departure Study, a 1 credit class online, before Fall Semester 2015.  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: April 8, 2015

Prerequisites:  No college - level language prerequisite for 2015 program. High school Spanish or basic knowledge of Spanish recommended.  Contact Brother Colvin for details.
Mexico 4
How to Apply

Applications for 2014 are no longer being accepted. Please check back next year for 2015.

  1. Fill out the application form. Obtain necessary references.
  2. Note that you will need to fill out some personal information. Also you will need contact information of your parents and BYU-I Bishop, and you will need your health insurance information.
  3. 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

Office: SMI 472
Phone: (208)-496-4308