CONAHEC News and Information

Monday, May. 18, 2015

Fourteen percent of U.S. high schools are actively recruiting international students, according to a report by the National Association of College Admissions Counselling, with the majority of those using private education agencies to bring in their international cohort.


Wednesday, May. 13, 2015

The Canadian government announced the inclusion of Mexico in the program, Electronic Travel Authority. This implies that Mexicans who have had a Canadian visa for the past ten years or have a valid relation to a non-immigrant to be able to travel to the United States, shall be exempt from processing a new visa to travel to Canada.

Friday, May. 08, 2015

A left-leaning party has won a surprise victory in Alberta, one of Canada's most conservative provinces. The New Democratic Party (NDP) ended the Progressive Conservatives' (PC) 44-year rule of the province. Political observers were stunned by the result, with one commentator saying: "Pigs do fly". Alberta's Premier Jim Prentice, a former member of Tory Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet, said he was stepping down from political life. He only became premier in September, and called the snap election in April to seek a mandate after bringing in a tough tax-raising budget. "My... more

Friday, Apr. 10, 2015

Featuring over 200 pages of content, and now fully responsive on mobile devices, the website offers key information and resources readable in over 90 languages.

A new section has also been added, which provides content for foreign governments and institutions.

The site drew 1.8 million page visits last year alone, and with the new design, the government hopes to attract more overseas visitors.

Wednesday, Apr. 08, 2015

Latin America is facing a significant skills gap. A reported 37 percent of companies in the region find it difficult to fill job vacancies, particularly for technical positions.

Tuesday, Mar. 03, 2015

Mexico is the United States’ third-largest trading partner, but its ninth-largest source of international students -- and the 15th most popular destination for Americans studying abroad.

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Enrollments in foreign-language courses at American colleges have declined after nearly 20 years of growth, falling 6.7 percent from the fall of 2009 to the fall of 2013, according to a report released on Wednesday by the Modern Language Association.

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

On Monday 10th, Dr. Juan Manuel Zolezzi was visited by José Alfonso Esparza, President of Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), Mexico, and by other representatives from that university, who showed their deep interest in creating formal links between both institutions in order to allow academic collaboration and student exchange.

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

The end of 2014 marked the second full year of Enrique Peña Nieto’s six-year term as Mexico’s president. While last year saw a victory for his administration with the February arrest of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, President Peña Nieto was also faced with major challenges and substantial public frustration due to Mexico’s on-going rule of law and security problems. 

Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

In proposing to make community college free for millions of Americans, President Obama would buck global trends.

Over the last two decades, almost every country that has taken up tuition policy has moved to charge fees, not to rescind them. Most notably, universities in Britain, which were free until the late 1990s, have nearly tripled their tuition fees in recent years.