Mexican culture is influenced by pre-Columbian roots, the Spanish conques as well as the post-colonial period. That's why it is important and interesting to know about the history of Mexico in order to understand better the cultural differences. The first settlement in Mexico dates back about 20.000 years. The oldest culture is the Olmec, which represents the origin of all other indigenous cultures. Around the year 0 there began to develop more complex cultures, from which emerged the Mayans and Aztecs. Even today, many customs and celebrations are attributed to the traditions of those times. In 1519 Hernán Cortés came to Mexico and traveled from Veracruz to the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan located in nowadays Mexico City.
At first, the Aztecs believed, because of their traditions, that the Spanish were Gods. Therefore, initially they offered little resistance, but made valuable gifts. When the Aztecs realized it was a confusion and that the Spanish were not Gods, they began to rebel and fight against them. After many battles in which the Spanish almost had to give up, they managed to win at the end of a long siege of the capital Tenochtitlan in 1521. In 1535 Mexico officially joined the Spanish crown and was named Viceroyalty of New Spain. In 1810 began the struggle for independence from the Spanish, led by Miguel Hidalgo. Conservatives and liberals allied because of the common belief that Mexico had to go its own way. In 1821, after 11 years of struggle, finally was signed the Treaty of Cordoba, in which the independence of Mexico was sealed.
Mexican culture is influenced by pre-colony structures, the colonial era and the social conflicts in the early 20th century. The following points will give you an idea of the characteristics of Mexican culture. Mexicans have strong national pride. The cultural celebrations are important and people are proud of their country, culture and traditions. Usually, there are no prejudices against foreigners in Mexico. On the contrary, Mexicans show great interest in foreign people, their culture and traditions. This openness is also reflected in invitations and phrases like "Mi casa es tú casa (My home is your home)." As a foreigner, you will often be asked whether you like Mexico. In this case, we suggest emphasizing on aspects of the country you like, in order to not hurt the national pride. Mexicans are very friendly. Verbal and non-verbal politeness is very important. Before coming to the main point, you ask about the well-being, family or the upcoming holidays. If you do not start a conversation with this kind of small talk, it can be considered rude. So, going directly to the main point should be avoided, because you can make an impolite impression.
Monterrey is a Mexican city, it is the capital and most populated city of the State of Nuevo Leon.
Monterrey is one of the most developed cities in Mexico, and it has a great culture and history, not to mention that it is also a very important business, industrial and economic center. It was named one of the 10 happiest cities in the world, just behind Madison, Wisconsin. It is the city with the best quality of life in Mexico, the seventh in Latin America and 109 in the world according to the Mercer Human Resource Consulting study in 2015.
Monterrey is located in northeastern Mexico, in the Sierra Madre Oriental. Monterrey was founded in 1596 by Diego de Montemayor. In the years following the Mexican War of Independence, Monterrey became an important business center and with the establishment of the Monterrey Fundidora, the city experienced a great industrial growth.
This city is known as La Sultana del Norte, as well as The Industrial Capital of Mexico and as The City of Mountains by the amount of diverse rock formations that surround it. Monterrey is abbreviated as MTY.
In addition, Monterrey is also one of the most visited cities by international artists. It has many musical and cultural events for all kinds of tastes.
According to the Köppen Climate Classification, the Monterrey climate is subtropical humid type Cfa (temperate subhumid) and is considered as extreme. Winters are moderately cold and summers very hot.
The climate in September in Monterrey is wet (with 169mm of rainfall over 15 days). The weather's not getting better compared to the previous month since in august there is an average of 55mm of rainfall over 8 days.
The climate quite pleasant in that locality this month. The thermometer averaged maximum of 31°C. In the morning the temperature drops to 22°C. Thus, the mean temperature average on this month of September in Monterrey is 26°C. Note that seasonal normals are in contrast with those observed in Monterrey in September with a maximum record of 37°C in 2011 and a minimum record of 12°C in 2010. You can expect to have about 18 days with temperatures over 30°C, or 60 of the month.
TECNOLOGICO DE MONTERREY, MONTERREY CAMPUS
The Monterrey Institute of Higher Education and Technology (ITESM), popularly known as Tecnológico de Monterrey, Tec de Monterrey or Tec, is a private university headquartered in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.
It is one of the universities with the highest academic recognition in Latin America, one of the most reputed by employers in Latin America and one of the best 100 in the world, having a more active and characteristic presence in the areas of business and innovation to technology by engineering.
There are currently two campus cafeterias: Centrales and Jubileo that offers a daily breakfast and lunch menu. Furthermore, you can get tacos, gorditas, snacks and more. Additionally, there are food stalls in the main building where they sell fresh salads, sandwiches, juices and coffee (Starbucks). There are also two more cafeterias being built.
On the campus, there is also a nursing in Centrales, with two doctors on a schedule from 8:30 to 18 hrs. If you suffer from any ailment, you can go there to get a free examination and even some medicine, for example for a headache.
There is also Centro Estudiantil, where many events take place. You can also find the Salon de la Fama and Sala de las Reinas. In the basement you can also find Jubileo, an Oxxo store and the Gym.
Across the street you can find CDT (tennis court, basket ball court, etc.) and Auditorio Luis Elizondo, where many events take place.
Open WiFi on campus. Campus wireless networks are like any other public wifi network.
The most efficient form of transportation in Monterrey are taxis, you can take the taxi at hotel, please do not take taxis from the street. The average cost of travel throughout the city is 100 to 200 pesos, which is a reasonable cost.
Transportation between the hotel and meeting locations will be arranged by Tecnológico de Monterrey.