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ERIC Number: EJ780063
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov-2
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Mexican University Turns to U.S. for Students
Campbell, Monica
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n10 pA35 Nov 2007
Latin America's largest university is now seeking students in the United States. Spotting a ripe market and a growing Hispanic population, the National Autonomous University of Mexico is steadily strengthening its foothold in the United States and Canada--one of the first inroads northward by a Latin American university. For decades the university, known as UNAM, has maintained offices in the United States with the idea of expanding cross-border scholarly exchanges. In recent years, the institution has increased its activity in heavily Hispanic cities in the United States and Canada by offering language courses and seminars on culture and politics. Most of the students it attracts are Hispanic immigrants studying English or non-Hispanic professionals studying Spanish. Former UNAM students who came to the United States and left their degrees unfinished can also wrap up their studies by taking courses through video links with classrooms in Mexico City.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Mexico; United States