University of Auckland students have the opportunity to study at one partner university in Mexico: Tecnológico de Monterrey

Let’s hear what our students have to say…

Tec is set up incredibly well for exchange students. There are a number of clubs (sporting and cultural), which take part during class hours, meaning that you can take part in activities inside ‘school’ hours. I found this fantastic, as I was able to play football to an incredibly high level during my downtime in the day.

– Andrew, Ciudad de Mexico Campus

At the time of writing, I still video call with friends who were also international students and local Mexican students from the University. It’s a beautiful and wholesome experience because we come from such different backgrounds and were raised so differently, but for five months, we were friends who became a tight-knit family; navigating the challenges of a foreign land and celebrating our triumphs with a taco, gordita, torta or quesadilla in hand.

– Lupesina, Campus Queretaro

The decision that I took to come to Mexico was one of the best ones of my life. My parents and friends were surprised that I had chosen such a ‘dangerous’ country, but until you come here, you cannot experience all of the unparalleled warmth, flavour and diversity of Mexican culture.

– Amy, Monterrey Campus

Of course it was challenging moving away from home, alone, but through it all, I made sure I pushed myself out of my comfort zone in order to make the most of my experience, and create beautiful memories.

– Arantxa, Monterrey Campus

Before living in México, I had no idea what it would look like but every new place I visited, showed me another side. Those were my highlights. Being around people just like me, experiencing the magic of México together. Cloud-tipped mountain villages, multi-coloured cobble-stone towns, perfect beaches; some of the most beautiful things my eyes have seen in my whole 20 years on this earth. If I have any advice for students considering exchange, it would be to go to México. The cost of living is nothing, the scenery is unreal, the food is unbeatable and the memories you make with the best kind of people are priceless.

– Maddison, Monterrey Campus

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