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Province Advances International Education Opportunities in Mexico

130 Yucatán Students Will Study in the Province, and 35 Saskatchewan Students Will Study in Mexico

Advanced Education Minister Gene Makowsky travelled to Mexico to meet with government partners, many post-secondary institution partners, and students in Mexico City and Merida. The mission builds on the province’s new International Education Strategy that positions the post-secondary sector to meet the commitments outlined in Saskatchewan’s Growth Plan. Key activities focused on building partnerships, strengthening relationships, and advancing current and building new opportunities for post-secondary institutions in Saskatchewan and Mexico to collaborate around student mobility and research.

While in Merida, the Minister joined the Constitutional Governor of the State of Yucatán, to address students planning to study in Saskatchewan, along with their families, communities, and post-secondary education institutions. These students will be the first cohort from Mexico to take part in the Saskatchewan Student Ambassador Program announced in March. A total of 130 Yucatán students will be arriving in Saskatchewan to study at the Universities of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina in the coming weeks.

A total of 35 students from Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Parkland College will travel to Mexico to study at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (UADY). While at UADY Minister Makowsky met with the first cohort of 16 students from Saskatchewan Polytechnic who are taking part in the Student Ambassador Program. The minister also delivered a keynote address to Yucatán students and attended a signing agreement between Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the UADY.

To further strengthen the relationship between the province and Mexico, the Government of Saskatchewan will be opening the Saskatchewan office in Mexico City in the coming months, which will be co-located with the Canadian Embassy.

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