SUNY´s Mexico office opened its doors in 2004. Since that time, the SUNY Mexico team has helped create new and diverse programs and research opportunities for campuses and helped move students, faculty and researchers between the two countries. SUNY Mexico works directly with all four of SUNY´s University Centers, several more doctoral degree-granting institutions, nearly all 13 University Colleges and a growing list of Community Colleges and Technology Colleges.
Key SUNY relationships in Mexico include:
The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
The Mexican Council on Science & Technology (CONACYT)
The U.S.-Mexico Fulbright Commission (COMEXUS)
Mexican Association for International Education (AMPEI)
Tec de Monterrey
Universidad de las Americas – Puebla (UDLAP)
The federal Ministry of Education (SEP)
The State of Puebla
SUNY Mexico also serves the Office of International Programs as a bridge to programs in Latin America, such as the Brazil “Science without Borders” initiative and it has opened new streams of intensive English students to the SUNY system.
When contemplating work or travel to Mexico, we encourage you to be in touch with us first. Centrally located, with easy access to all parts of Mexico City, the SUNY Mexico Office can be your in-country office, with desks, phones and WiFi. See you soon! ¡Hasta pronto!
Education: SUNY Fredonia - Universidad Autonoma Benito Juarez de Oaxaca (UABJO) In May 2006, Rector Francisco Martínez Neri of the State University "Benito Juarez" of Oaxaca visited President Denis Hefner of SUNY Fredonia where they signed an agreement of cooperation. The two institutions will continue to exchange faculty and the Fredonia campus will continue to enlist the assistance of their Oaxaca partner to work with the local schools in the creation of programs for immigrant children from that Mexican state. Special program initiatives include in-service training for TESOL and other teachers in the Dunkirk City Schools and cultural programs to raise awareness in the Fredonia area of the rich cultural heritage of indigenous Mexican immigrant groups, especially those of Mixtec origin.
TESOL Master's for In-Service Mexican English Teachers The New Paltz campus is working with the Mexican Ministry of Education to provide an opportunity for in-service Mexican English teachers to earn a Master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Most of these teachers have extensive family obligations, thus the New Paltz campus is proposing a high caliber academic program that reduces the time students need to reside in New York State. The proposed structure for the program combines distance teaching methods and travel of New Paltz faculty with actual on-campus residential time for satisfactory completion of a 36-credit graduate degree in fifteen months. The first cohort of 10-20 students is anticipated in September 2006.