Pre/Post Conference Events

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Pre-conference Workshops (additional registration required)

Capacity Building Workshop: Benefitting from Lessons Learned in Mexico

Hosted by Partners of the Americas

Learn how to engage with higher education institutions in the U.S. and Mexico, discover challenges, effective practices, and strategies to driving student mobility in the region. Presenters will include Innovation Fund winners, implementers, and stakeholders from the U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas as well as grant competition sponsors. We will discuss leveraging networks to building partnerships, making the experience affordable, and participating in the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund. Participants from the U.S., Mexico, and Canada are encouraged to attend. 

Themes to be discussed:

  • The Road to Identifying and Overcoming Challenges
  • Self-Evaluation for a Successful Program
  • Looking Towards the Future - Maintaining a Sustainable Program






Opening Plenary: Impact of 100K Capacity Building Grants and Lessons Learned for HEIs

  • Welcome Remarks: 100K Accomplishments and Trajectory
  • Intro to MX RFP 1 winners
  • Challenges to Study Abroad and Possible Responses
  • A Before and After Story


Breakout Sessions



The Road to Identifying and Overcoming Challenges

  • What was the proposed strategy to increasing student mobility?
  • What challenges did you encounter and how did you address them?
  • What was the biggest hurdle to increasing study abroad with the US/Mexico at inception?




Self-Evaluation for a Successful Program

  • How do you evaluate the success of your program and your strategy?
  • What has been the reaction of students to the program?  Administration?  Faculty?  HEI partners?
  • What should other HEIs learn from the experience?  Governments?  Funding entities?



Looking Towards the Future - Maintaining a Sustainable Program

  • Where have you been looking or where can you find funding support now?
  • What new partnerships are you looking for and what are the qualities you seek in a partner?
  • Going forward, where do you need to innovate to expand your study abroad US-Mexico?


Closing Plenary

  • Report outs from small groups
  • Continuing Challenges to Study Abroad
  • Outlook for US-Mexico Study Abroad Cooperation
  • Closing Remarks


Networking Reception

Location TBD

Register for Pre-conference Workshop Here