¡Vamos a Puebla!


The city of Puebla and its surrounding area have developed one of the strongest concentrations of higher education institutions in the country with the intent of creating a region that would attract talented students from around the country and the world.  It is also a region in which inter-institutional collaboration is highly developed which permits international collaborators to leverage a wide variety of local institutional strengths, knowledge and capacities.  The city of Puebla is a World Heritage City as identified by UNESCO and boasts some of the most impressive architecture in the Americas.  The region is known for its preservation of traditional mexican culture and it is famous for its cuisine, sweets and traditional pottery.  Puebla has become one of the top distinations for international students in Mexico and is home to over 7000 international students annually. Institutions of higher education in Puebla offer plenty of opportunities for students, visiting faculty and researchers and other kinds of international engagement for higher education institutions abound.  Our hosts are not only going to share these exciting opportunities with you, but are going to cover many of the expenses related to getting to know this wonderful part of Mexico.  If you are interested in establishing or strengthening collaborations with Pueblan higher education institutions, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

For more information about our destination, please visit:  http://www.visitmexico.com/en/puebla

CONAHEC's Mobility Incubator Program is a new initiative which seeks to deepen interinstitutional relationships between our members and their international partners to through increased high-quality area specific interaction.  The Incubator's goal is to produce opportunities for jointly administered projects, research, service learning and internships which have a mobility component for students, faculty, and/or administrators.  A key rationale for the creation of the program is the acute need to increase intra-regional mobility within North America, where mobility statistics indicate relatively low interaction levels.  The Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC) held its first very successful “Mission to Guadalajara”, hosted from January 22-24, 2015 by the Jalisco Consortium for Higher Education Cooperation and Internationalization and the Secretary of Innovation, Science and Technology of the State of Jalisco as part of the CONAHEC Mobility Incubator Program.  28 colleagues from 19 different universities in the United States and Canada learned about Jalisco, Mexico, its culture and higher education system.

This mission to Puebla was the second activity supported by CONAHEC's Mobility Incubator Program.  The Very Interested in Puebla (VIP) Program 2015 is an initiative of seven of Puebla's best higher education institutions as well as the governments of the City and State of Puebla and with the support of the US Embassy in Mexico, all of whom hosted a group of more than 30 administrators representing more than 20 universities in the U.S. During the visit, participants had the opportunity to meet key administrators from Pueblan institutions, learn about Puebla's International Summer Academic Program and network with people associated with collaborating with these excellent Mexican partners.

                                                                                                                               BUAP                                                          Ochavo Chapel                                                         


                                                                                         Formal Dinner                                                          Instituto de Estudios Univeersitarios (IEU)


                                              Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE)                                Cholula's Pyramid


                                                                     Downtown Puebla                                                                       Universidad Madero 


                                                                     Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP)   Audi- Universidad Tecnológica de Puebla Training Center


                                                                                       Universidad Anáhuac                                                    Very Interested in Puebla Program