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UADY among Mexican universities most preferred by foreign students

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UADY in Merida maintains the sixth position in the Survey of International Student Mobility…

MERIDA — The Autonomous University of Yucatán (UADY) remains the sixth university in the country with the highest preference by students from all over the world seeking quality education programs to complement their academic training, according to the National Survey of International Student Mobility produced by ANUIES.

Each year more students from different latitudes choose the Autonomous University of Yucatan to complement their comprehensive education, said the coordinator of the Comprehensive Attention to Student System, Jorge Carlos Guillermo Herrera.

He added that these indicators position the university among the first six of Mexico that receive the largest number of foreign students to conduct research stays. The “Patlani” survey is conducted every year to identify the institutions that are recognized abroad for quality in their educational programs, and for this reason, they become the option of students to carry out mobility through research stays and exchanges.

Students from Univ. of Florida in Merida’s Plaza Grande. (PHOTO: Courtesy UADY)

The survey reveals that student mobility in the country has grown in the last two years. In the 2015-2016 cycle, more than 20,000 foreign students from countries such as the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Colombia, Chile, China, Japan and South Korea, to mention the most important ones, selected Mexico as a destination for academic mobility.

Guillermo Herrara informed that next week more than 350 students from different universities of the country and abroad will arrive to start their Summer Research Residence 2017. These young people will perform during six months different activities in the faculties of the UADY.

“Being among the universities with the highest demand is a result of the students recognizing the quality and relevance of the study programs offered,” he said.

Guillermo Herrera explained that every year the number of students choosing to make their mobility in UADY grows, with young people coming from China, Germany, Austria, Spain and even countries like Ukraine, Czechoslovakia and Russia every summer.

He recalled the most recent visit by a group of 21 students from the Universities of Florida and Colorado who on July 19 concluded a summer stay through the Program of Spanish as a Second Language in the Institutional Center of Languages ​​(CIL).
The summer program lasts six months, with the areas of greatest demand being those of social sciences and biological and agricultural sciences, as well as in the areas of architecture and medicine.

He recalled that the program of student mobility promotes the exchange of students from universities in the country and abroad with the aim that they can enrich their academic education from subjects that complement their curriculum. In addition to education, they are also nourished by the cultural, civic and social values ​​of the countries and cities in which the institutions that receive them are located.

TYT Newsroom from UADY press release

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