FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20, 2023
SAN ANTONIO – The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has announced it will be hosting two events in Guadalajara, México: an International Symposium on June 22-23, and a pre-conference Executive Leadership Seminar, June 19-23, 2023, at the Hotel RIU Plaza Guadalajara.
The HACU International Symposium, “Transforming the U.S. – Mexico/Latin America Collaborative Landscape,” will showcase current issues and trends related to international education. Among the agenda sessions are “Challenges and Opportunities for International Education in Mexico and Latin America,” and “Resources and Best Practices in International Education.”
“We are looking forward to once again hosting our in-person international conference and events,” said HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores. “These international convenings are essential to engaging our members with collaborative opportunities abroad. It also is an invaluable opportunity for students to have an international educational experience as part of their higher education.”
Prior to the Symposium, an Executive Leadership Seminar on international higher education will be held June 19-22. Among the agenda sessions are “The Hispanic Higher Education Experience in the U.S. and Abroad,” “Development of Collaborative Relationships with Corporate and Industrial Partners in International Settings,” and “Impact of COVID-19 on International Education, Study Abroad, Faculty Exchange Programs, Recruitment of International Students and University Satellite Campuses in Other Countries.”
Included in the Executive Leadership Seminar are visits to the campuses of the Universidad de Guadalajara and the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara which will provide highlights of each institution’s key international education strategies and activities.
A dedicated Student Track component will also be held June 19-23 and will give students the opportunity to learn about study abroad opportunities and the benefits of an international education.
The Symposium will bring together participants from HACU-member institutions, students, corporate partners, and organizations who desire to learn more about international collaborations. Fellows from HACU’s Leadership Academy/La Academia de Liderazgo will be among the participants of these events. Information on registration and hotel is available online at www.hacu.net.
HACU will also be hosting its biennial International Conference in Salamanca, Spain, June 3-5, 2024.
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, founded in 1986, represents more than 500 colleges and universities in the United States, Latin America, Spain and school districts throughout the U.S. HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). The Association’s headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, with regional offices in Washington, D.C and Sacramento, California.