The Advantages of a Foreign Internship

Zavala, Ericka
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The Sonora North Campus of Monterrey Tech (ITESM Campus Sonora Norte) has a Foreign Internship Program. This program began in 2005 in collaboration with the University of Arizona and with the support of the real estate company PICOR. Through the years, a total of seven students have participated (one per semester), all of whom have obtained excellent results by its end. This presentation will describe the project as seen from ITESM Campus Sonora Norte’s perspective. It will describe the way in which it was established through the way in which students present their semester’s results. An analysis of the advantages of a domestic versus a foreign internship will also be discussed. The goal of this presentation is to highlight the advantages taken away by a student who has studied abroad and worked in a company during that time.

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CONAHEC's 12th North American Higher Education Conference - Monterrey 2008
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Join leaders and practitioners of higher education, business, government and students in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico for CONAHEC’s 12th North American Higher Education Conference! North Americans share many historical, cultural, and linguistic bonds and many common issues to face. With the signing of NAFTA in 1994, our region has become inextricably linked by growing economic ties. Leaders in North America recognize that regional and individual community prosperity depends largely on the global competencies of our future professionals -- today's students. Governmental and educational leaders acknowledge that higher education institutions in North America must be more proactive and offer students opportunities to gain international expertise by becoming more internationally oriented while strengthening local connections in their teaching, research and public service functions.More than a decade after NAFTA was launched, it is increasingly evident that our region cannot isolate itself, but must rather develop stronger and more productive linkages both internally and with other world regions. Higher education has an important role to play in connecting North America with the rest of the world. Together, we will revitalize the North American higher education collaborative agenda for the new political, economic and educational context in which we live today.