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Updated March 31, 2016

Norma Jean Revilla-Garcia

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities officials meet with Costa Rica leaders to discuss higher education

Officials from the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) were in San José, Costa Rica, for several key meetings on March 30, 2016, to discuss international collaboration in higher education.

HACU president and CEO Antonio R. Flores met with the President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, and attended separate meetings with corporate representatives and leaders of the Costa Rica higher education community.

Flores said the meetings addressed specific objectives for HACU’s 12th International Conference to be held in Costa Rica on March 29-31, 2017. The conference, under the theme “Creating New Paths for International Collaboration,” will bring together higher education leaders from the United States, Latin America and Europe to participate in workshops on International Education Policy, International Mobility, Innovation in International Education, Best Practices in International Education, and Preparing the International Workforce of the 21st Century.

A Student Track will also be offered in conjunction with the conference to provide university students an opportunity to explore study abroad opportunities in the region.

“We are proud to be hosting HACU’s 12th International Conference in Costa Rica where ten member institutions are strong partners of HACU,” Flores said. “The decision to host the international conference in Costa Rica was facilitated by efforts of the Universidad de Iberoamérica (UNIBE) to bring this international conference to the region.”  

The HACU-member institutions in Costa Rica are among those invited to attend this first planning meeting.


HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores (Right) with Host and Sponsoring Committee of HACU's 12th International Conference in Costa Rica at the first planning meeting on March 30, 2016. The conference will be held in Costa Rica on March 29-31, 2017.   

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