International Business Exchange Program
CETYS Universidad is a small private institution. Its mission is to be a facilitator in the training of persons in the Administrative and Business areas by trying to contribute in an important way on the economic, social, and cultural improvement of the country. Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior (CETYS University) (Center for Higher and Technical Education) is an educational institution of excellence located in the State of Baja California, México, and founded in 1961 under the sponsorship of a group of visionary entrepreneurs who devised a quality education on this flourishing border state. With campuses in Mexicali, Tijuana, and Ensenada, CETYS University currently offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the areas of Management and Business, Engineering, and Humanities; it also offers general and international High School.
CETYS University has a strong humanistic character that is looking, as its mission establishes, “to contribute in the development of persons with the necessary moral and intellectual capacity to participate in an important way in the economic, social, and cultural improvement of the country.”
Currently rated as one of the tops universities and most internationalized in the country. In addition, CETYS is accredited by the Federación de Instituciones Mexicanas Particulares de Educación Superior (FIMPES) (Federation of Higher Education of Mexican Private Institutions) and it has also been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), becoming the first university outside the United States to receive this accreditation.
The region provides beautiful landscapes mountain valleys, deserts, forest areas, and famous beaches ideal for ecotourism. Mexicali is the capital of the Mexican state of Baja California, seat of the Municipality of Mexicali, and 2nd largest city in Baja California. Mexicali's economy was historically based on agricultural products, and to this day it remains a large sector of the economy. As time has progressed however, its economy has gradually gone from being agriculturally-based to industrial-based. Companies such as Mitsubishi, Honeywell, Nestle, Coca-Cola and Goodrich Corporation have built plants in the city and its metropolitan area. Silicon Border a large industrial park that is a high tech manufacturing area is located in Mexicali. Mexicali's proximity to the United States has made the city a popular tourist destination with Americans from Arizona, California, and Nevada. The city is a well-known sports city with many ball sports being popular in the region.
Fall Semester: early-August to mid-December
Spring Semester: early-January to late-May/early-June
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Language of Instruction
Courses are taught in Spanish.
- Students who wish to pursue courses taught in Spanish must have completed two upper-division Spanish language courses (300+) prior to departure in order to qualify for the exchange program. All applicants must meet the language prerequisite by the end of the semester prior to departure.
- A Language Proficiency Recommendation Report completed by your most current Language Instructor must be submitted in the Aztecs Abroad application to verify language ability.
Exchange program participants pay their regular full-time tuition/registration fees to SDSU to participate on the exchange program. Students are responsible for all other additional expenses such as passport, visa, airfare, housing, meals, books, etc. Refer to the budget sheet on blackboard for more information.
Housing and Meals
Housing/room & board expenses are not part of the SDSU exchange program. Students must arrange housing via their host institution or independently.
The university will provide guidance in finding suitable accommodations off-campus.
All participants must purchase the comprehensive CSU Comprehensive FTIP Insurance. Students will need to pay via SDSU Student Account Services. Approximately $300 for one-semester.
Exchange participants are responsible for purchasing airfare. Hold-off on purchasing airfare until a Letter of Acceptance is issued by your host university (one-semester prior to going abroad). The Letter of Acceptance is issued typically 4-6 weeks after students apply to the host university and will contain official program dates.
Student Visa Requirement
U.S.A. citizens are required to obtain a Student Visa to study abroad in Mexico for one semester or longer. The visa process varies by nationality, length of program, and consulate of jurisdiction.
SDSU (1 year prior)
International Business majors must apply one-year prior to anticipated term abroad via Aztecs Abroad by clicking "Apply Now" on the button above.
Host University (1 semester prior)
After being approved by SDSU, students will also need to complete the application process for their host university. Students will receive an email with application instructions after the add/drop deadline (titled Post Decision).
International Business majors refer to SDSU blackboard for eligibility criteria
International Business majors: apply 1 year prior to intended term abroad
December 17th for the Fall Semester
May 12th for the Spring Semester
All other majors: apply 1 semester prior to intended term abroad.
February 20th for Fall Semester
September 20th for Spring Semester
International Expereince/Students Page: http://www.cetys.mx/en/international-students/
Undergraduate Programs (Useful page with lots of great information): http://www.cetys.mx/en/admission-process/undergraduate-programs/
CETYS campus video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRAUX7m22W4&rel=0&cc_load_policy=1