U.S.-Mexico Academic Mobility Fair – Spring 2016 Chihuahua

U.S.-Mexico Academic Mobility Fair - Spring 2016 Chihuahua

The U.S.-Mexico Academic Mobility Fair organized by EducationUSA and the U.S.-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (COMEXUS) was held in Chihuahua on April 13 with the support of the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez.

Universities from Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Florida, Pennsylvania, and New Mexico participated and provided information on their programs to the attendees.

Public Affairs Officer Shannon Hill offered remarks at the inauguration highlighting the importance of educational exchanges and thanking the youth who attended the event.

Hazel Blackmore, Executive Director of the U.S.-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (COMEXUS), offered a talk on the Fulbright-Garcia Robles scholarships, where she talked about the scholarship opportunities currently open for academics specializing in energy, bi-national businesses and research.  She also reminded young people interested in postgraduate studies that their annual calls and all information on these scholarships is available at: http://www.comexus.org.mx/.

As part of the event, there was also a presentation on student visas, where a consular officer invited those interested in studying in the United States to apply early.    He said: “Our goal is that every eligible student visa applicant can begin their study program on time.”

Those people who were unable to attend the event but are interested in studying in the United States can obtain information at the EducationUSA advising center in the city of Chihuahua, located at the Benjamin Franklin Corner in Teofilo Borunda and Independencia in the City of Chihuahua.