The English Language Institute has been hosting a group of Mexican students from various Universities throughout Mexico. They are participants in the Proyecta 100,000 project that was launched this past year by the U.S. and Mexican governments. Another group of 60 students was here for three weeks in November.
These visiting groups are part of the US-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research launched by President Barack Obama and Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto. The goal of the bilateral forum is to expand economic opportunities for U.S. and Mexican citizens, develop a shared vision on educational cooperation and boost student mobility and academic exchanges between the two countries.
While here, the students attend ESL classes full time as well as various lectures and discussions on campus. They also do some sightseeing around the area.