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International Programs

 

The Office of International Affairs & Membership is responsible for promoting and facilitating international initiatives involving HACU-member institutions. It also supervises the activities of the Membership Department under HACU’s administrative structure.

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, Spain and the Caribbean.

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 12th International Conference was held in San José, Costa Rica on March 29-31, 2017 at the Real InterContinental San José Costa Rica Hotel. 

HACU and the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE) are collaborating on several exciting projects.  An agreement on a joint student mobility program has allowed around 20 universities to participate in bilateral programs under a template agreement developed by HACU and IOHE. Other initiatives between HACU and IOHE are in the planning stages.

HACU has signed agreements with the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE), the Organization of American States (OAS), and 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.

For more information please contact:

Alicia Martinez 
Assistant Vice President for Programs, Services and International Affairs
8415 Datapoint Drive, Suite 400
San Antonio, TX 78229  U.S.A.
Phone: (210) 576-3244  
Fax: (210) 692-0823
E-mail: alicia.martinez@hacu.net
www.hacu.net

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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.