As part of its central role in promoting the international dimension of the association, this office works closely with the membership department to increase and retain international members. HACU has approximately 40 international members located in Latin America and Spain.
HACU works closely with international member institutions to respond to their interests, particularly as they relate to the establishment of international cooperation agreements with U.S. higher education institutions. Conversely, HACU facilitates contact with international member institutions for its U.S. constituency. HACU also provides study abroad opportunities for students from U.S. institutions through its agreements with study abroad providers.
HACU’s Annual Conferences continue to offer opportunities for national and international members to interact in order to explore mutually beneficial partnerships. As part of the Annual Conference program, an International Plenary Session is offered to participants, as well as workshops with international content and an international networking session. Our 13th International Conference was held in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 1-3, 2019 at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino.
HACU has signed agreements with the Government of Spain through the Ministry of Education and Science. MOUs have also been signed with Global Learning Semesters, the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), IES Abroad, the Escuela de Negocios (EOI) from Spain, and the Government of the State of Jalisco, Mexico. These agreements represent strategic alliances that will continue to increase opportunities for students and faculty from HACU member institutions to participate in international programs.
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HACU has also partnered with EDUESPAÑA, Federación de Gremios de Editores de España (FGEE) and the Trade Commission Office of the Embassy of Spain in the U.S. in support of America Reads Spanish.