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Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)

246 reviews
4.19 / 5 based on 246 reviews
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TingLi
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
The best place would be the Mexico city which is amazing. However,I just got too much to study.
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TingLi
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Housing
Type of housing: With 12 Mexican neighbours
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
The house I am living in now is pretty close to my host university, only 5 minutes on foot. And moreover, my 12 Mexican neighbours are really nice and helpful for my Spanish learning.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
The international office of my host university in Mexico is very helpful and very efficient as well for finding an accommdation for foreign students.
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TingLi
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Languages
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: Basic phrases
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
It was hard in the very beginning.I did not have good Spanish foundation, and moreover, it was really a difficult language for me. I lost some chances to practise more for there are a lot students were talking with me in English. However, I can understand, read and write with this language now with ease.
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TingLi
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Mexico is definitly cheaper in many sectors than those of Amsterdam. However, it is an expensive city.
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Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Housing, Overall, Travel, Nightlife:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
no.
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TingLi
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Overall
I wish I had known...
I should known that Mexico is so expensive. : )
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
3
Costs
2
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
2
Weather / location
2
Personal recommendation
It is a very well mananged school with advanced facilites. The teachers and students here are really nice.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Be safe, be far away from thiefs.
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TingLi
HES Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
Academic
Course recommendations
This universtity is said as one of the best university in Latin America. It is famous of plenty of homeworks, which as a student studying for a double degree program, I tasted the bitter part. And moreover, the courses could be more diverse.
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
I have been here almost 10 months. I have done almost 64 exams, (excluding some suprising exams), around 20 presentations,more than one hunderd homeworks. I do understand that homework and exam are the key for students to solid their new-learned knowedge. However, maybe it would be better that students got time to concentrate on mastering less topic than just doing homeworks for finishing homeworks, doing exmas just for passing exams. Nevertheless, I have to admite that I study rather more courses than that of average students.
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall