Lamar University finalizes partnership with Universidad Veracruzana

Lamar University and Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, Mexico, have finalized an international partnership.
Lamar University and Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, Mexico, have finalized an international partnership. | File photo
Lamar University and Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, Mexico, have finalized an international partnership that will see the institutions cooperate on foreign exchange programs for students and academic and research programs for faculty.
 
“This partnership gives LU students and their families an opportunity to learn first-hand what Mexico is all about, aside from the political headlines typically depicted in the U.S.,” Lamar Professor Rick Carter said. “Our students are engaged with learning, problem solving and establishing life-long relationships with their Mexican peers.”
 
Carter, who teaches kinesiology, was part of the program’s inception in 2014, when Lamar and Universidad Veracruzana received joint grant funding through the 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative to run a summer study abroad program for health and nutrition students. Following in the tradition of that initial program, the new partnership will allow Lamar students and faculty to learn about Mexican culture as well as their intended fields of study.
 
“Being that Mexico shares a common border with Texas and the U.S., our understanding of Mexico and its people is extremely important in creating an opportunity to share and learn from one another and to build relationships that will span time,” Carter said.

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