Mexico City is the Federal District (Distrito Federal), capital of Mexico and seat of the federal powers of the Mexican Union. Mexico City is the country's largest city as well as its most important political, cultural, educational and financial center, and one of the most important financial centers in North America.
Mexico City is located in the Valley of Mexico, a large valley in the high plateaus at the center of Mexico. The city was originally built on an island of Lake Texcoco by the Aztecs in 1325 as Tenochtitlan, which was almost completely destroyed in the 1521 siege of Tenochtitlan and subsequently redesigned and rebuilt in accordance with the Spanish urban standards. In 1524, the municipality of Mexico City was established, known as México Tenochtitlán, and as of 1585 it was officially known as La Ciudad de México (Mexico City). Mexico City served as the political, administrative and financial center of a major part of the Spanish colonial empire. After independence from Spain, the Federal District was created in 1824.
The host institution for this program is Tecnológico de Monterrey, one of the largest private, nonsectarian, multi-campus universities in Latin America, with over 90,000 students at the high school, undergraduate, and postgraduate levels. Based in Monterrey, Mexico, the Institute has 31 campuses in 25 cities throughout the country and is known for having one of the top graduate business schools in the region and being one of the leaders in patent applications among Mexican universities.
During the program, you will be hosted at the Institute's Ciudad de Mexico campus located in the Tlalpan borough of Mexico City near the intersection of Periferico Sur and Calzada México-Xochimilco.
Housing and Meals
You will live in shared residences with other program students.
|Please note that accommodations are subject to change.|
A comprehensive orientation will be provided both on the UC Berkeley campus as well as on-site. Orientation will cover various topics, including academics, internship and local culture, health and safety, transportation, and more.