UO–UNAM Draw Closer to Historic Exchange Program

February 2012—The University of Oregon is drawing nearer to signing an historic agreement with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). UNAM is the second oldest (established in 1551) and largest (roughly 206,000 students) university in the Americas. Its campus is a city within a city, offering a variety of environments—from urban to pre-Columbian—that earned it a World Heritage Site ranking in 2007.

Negotiations between the Office of International Affairs at the UO, the Latin American Studies Program, the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies and UNAM to start a student exchange program next year are well underway. The steering committee formed by Lynn Stephen (Anthropology), Carlos Aguirre (History) and Pedro García-Caro (RLL) submitted a proposal to the Office of International Affairs. The proposal was approved and the committee met with the UNAM vice provost for international relations here in Eugene. We are now awaiting confirmation of the final text of the agreement to be signed this winter between the two university presidents. › Continue reading

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