ITESO in the world
Internationalization should not enable one culture to dominate another
Internationalization should not enable one culture to dominate another; on the contrary, it should give all cultures the opportunity to influence, from their own values, the construction of a body of knowledge that is at the service of human development, one that is rooted in concrete and universal elements."
Father Adolfo Nicolás, SJ, Superior General of the Society of Jesus.
At ITESO we give a special emphasis to the internationalization of education. We know that the experience of studying abroad gives students global competencies, skills to live and work productively in a world marked by cultural, social, economic and linguistic diversity.
The Internationalization Office coordinates our international and national exchange programs, as well as our international summer courses. Aside from supporting the mobility of professors and students, it provides orientation and information about programs and scholarships abroad.
Undergraduate students can take courses abroad and choose from over 150 universities – Jesuit and non-Jesuit – from many different countries on five continents, thanks to the collaboration agreements that ITESO has with organizations such as ISEP (International Student Exchange Program), BCI (Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire) and AUSJAL (Association of Jesuit Universities in Latin America).
There is also a set of international subjects that, as an ITESO student, you can take on campus. This set is called the Global Curriculum and consists of:
i. classes with a COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) component where part of the course is carried out together with a lecturer and a group of students at another foreign university
ii. EMI (English Medium Instruction) classes, which are subjects from your degree program or from the university curriculum taught in English
iii. International Summer Program - classes taught by an ITESO professor in conjunction with a professor from abroad
iv. AUSJAL Virtual Intercampus classes consisting of subjects offered by different Latin-American Jesuit universities.
For more information about student exchange programs or the Global Curriculum, please visit the Internationalization Office website.