Mexico City, January 27, 2017 – Susan Elbow, Minister-Counselor of Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, joined Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) Rector Emilio José Baños Ardavín and local authorities to officially open the EducationUSA Center on the UPAEP campus in Puebla City. Also witnessing the opening were Martha Guadalupe Laris Patiño, Coordinator of International Cooperation at the Puebla State Secretariat of Education; and Jose Pablo Nuño de la Parra, Director of Internationalization at UPAEP.
The Center is one of 24 available throughout Mexico to provide accurate, comprehensive, and current information, free of charge, about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States. It is available to the general public and to students from all universities, inside and outside Puebla State, who are interested in the possibility of studying at a U.S. college or university.
Ms. Elbow noted that “Educational exchanges help build networks and capacity that will benefit our economies in the years to come. By increasing student exchanges between the United States and Mexico, we prepare our students with the languages and experience they need to be successful in the globally competitive 21st century workforce.”