Ambassador Noah Mamet visited the University of Belgrano on August 14th and met with members of the Argentine Forum for International Education (FAEI) as well as Argentine and U.S. students. The international program coordinators from more than twenty universities in Argentina regularly meet through FAEI. During this meeting, the Ambassador highlighted his interest in increasing academic exchanges between Argentina and the United States as part of President Obama’s “100,000 Strong in the Americas” initiative.
The international program coordinators from over fifteen institutions of higher learning also talked about challenges and opportunities in the field of international education and expressed their interest in increasing exchanges.
In addition, the Ambassador spoke before an audience of more than 150 exchange students. Among the audience were Argentines who travelled or will travel to the United States and U.S. students who are participating in academic exchanges in Argentina. The students represented dozens of Argentine and U.S. universities. After his presentation, the Ambassador took questions from the audience and talked about ways to improve and enhance the exchange experience for the students.
During his visit, the Ambassador was received by University of Belgrano President, Avelino Porto. The Ambassador and Mr. Porto discussed their mutual interest in increasing academic exchanges between Argentina and the United States.