Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected as a
host institution for a cohort of students through the Proyecta 100,000 Program.
The students have received a full scholarship from the Mexican government to
attend IUP from October 18 through November 17 for an immersive cultural
Participants will attend intensive English classes at the
American Language Institute, participate in campus activities, and visit local
areas of interest. In addition to capacity development through the program, participants
are encouraged to share their culture and build relationships with members of
the IUP community to lay the groundwork for future collaboration.
“In mid-October, we are excited to welcome the first group
of Proyecta scholarship students to our campus community and know IUP is
well-positioned to provide them with an enriching and immersive cultural
experience. Bringing Mexican students to Western Pennsylvania is an honor and
an exciting opportunity for the IUP and Indiana communities to learn more,
first-hand, about Mexican culture, history, and politics,” said Dr. Michele
Petrucci, associate vice president for International Education and Global
Engagement and executive director of the American Language Institute.
Proyecta 100,000 is an initiative of the Mexican government
promoting the vision of a multinational region of knowledge by encouraging
opportunities for student mobility, innovation, development, and mutual
understanding between the United States and Mexico. Proyecta 100,000 is a
complimentary initiative to the US program 100,000 Strong in the