IUP Hosts Mexican Students Through the Proyecta 100,000 Program

Posted on 10/23/2017 9:55:59 AM

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 learning experience.

ProyectaParticipants 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 Americas.