ITESO is the Jesuit university of Guadalajara in Mexico. It was founded over 50 years ago by a group of Jesuits, families and local business leaders who sought a different kind of university that would combine rigorous professional training with an education that would inspire men and women with a profound sense of social responsibility and justice. ITESO programs are imbued with the educational philosophy of Jesuit institutions, recognized worldwide for training well-rounded leaders in the fields of the arts and sciences.
With approximately 9 thousand students, ITESO offers a robust combination of professional updating and scientific production in its recognized technology, engineering, humanities and social sciences programs in the region. ITESO boasts high academic standards in both its undergraduate and graduate programs, as recognized by different accrediting agencies.
It is the first private university of the central-western region of Mexico to offer graduate programs of excellence recognized by the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT, in its initials in Spanish) and the Mexican Society for the Public Communication of Science and Technology (SOMEDICYT). Of all the private universities in the country, ITESO has the greatest number of professors in the National System of Researchers (SNI), the greatest number of books published, as well as an outstanding library.
ITESO is located in the Guadalajara metropolitan area, Mexico’s second most important city founded in 1542. Guadalajara is a captivating metropolis, full of contrast and tradition, home to almost 5 million inhabitants and boasts a wonderfully temperate climate. Guadalajara is an important business hub and center for technological development that has attracted a significant concentration of electronic firms. Its vibrant cultural life includes concerts, and other relevant events, such as the International Book Fair, the Guadalajara Film Festival, and the 2011 Pan American Games.
Guadalajara has a unique location, it is close to beautiful beaches, to colonial cities and Mexico City - More information:
You can study at ITESO as an exchange student, for a semester or an academic year, if your university has an agreement with ITESO.
You can still study at ITESO as a visiting student, even though your university does not have an agreement. In both situations, you will have to apply through our Study Abroad Office http://www.intercambios.iteso.mx.