Educational Exchanges: Study Tour of U.S. Higher Education

A delegation of ten representatives from Argentine universities, Argentina’s Ministry of Education and Sport and the U.S. Embassy in Argentina will travel to the United States to explore new academic exchanges between both countries.  The group will visit Washington D.C., New Mexico and Texas from February 22 to March 4, 2017.

Five public and three private universities from the City of Buenos Aires and the provinces of Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Río Negro and Santa Fe were selected from a group of more than 35 academic institutions that responded to the U.S. Embassy’s call for participants last year.  The program, primarily funded by the Embassy, seeks to increase the connection among U.S. and Argentine universities as part of the “100,000 Strong in the Americas” initiative.

The representatives from the universities and the members of Argentina’s Ministry of Education and Sport will have the opportunity to explore U.S. school campuses in depth and learn about best practices related to their work with international students.  The program will include visits to universities and meetings with experts in the field of university internationalization.

During the 10-day program, the delegation will meet with representatives of the Argentine Embassy in Washington, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Education.   The group will also meet with organizations including Partners of the Americas, the Association of International Educators (NAFSA), and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.  The group will visit the University of New Mexico, the Santa Fe Community College, the University of Texas at Dallas, and the Southern Methodist University, among other academic institutions.

The Argentine universities that will participate in the program are: Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (Mendoza), Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Universidad Nacional de Río Negro, Universidad Nacional del Sur (Bahía Blanca), Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (City of Buenos Aires), Universidad Abierta Interamericana (City of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires and Santa Fe provinces), and Universidad Católica de Santa Fe.  Argentina’s Ministry of Education and Sport Office of University Policies will also participate in the mission.