BCCIE and EDUCAFIN partner to increase international mobility initiatives

Nov 14, 2019    Source: Vivien Lee

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Guanajuato, Mexico — The BC Council for International Education (BCCIE) and Instituto de Financiamiento e Información para la Educación (EDUCAFIN) announce a new partnership to develop reciprocal institutional, student, and educator mobility initiatives between Canada and Mexico.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by Colin Doerr, Director, External Relations, at BCCIE, and Jorge Enrique Hernández Meza, Director General, at EDUCAFIN, following a roundtable meeting in Guanajuato, Mexico. This is the first partnership between BCCIE and EDUCAFIN.

The MOU signing follows a BCCIE-organized mission to Mexico where BC post-secondaries met with existing and potential partners to further develop institutional relationships.

Quotes:

Colin Doerr, Director, External Relations, BCCIE

“EDUCAFIN is one of our key partners in Mexico. This agreement greatly broadens mobility and partnership opportunities for students and educators in British Columbia and the State of Guanajuato while furthering our efforts in diversifying mutual internationalization initiatives.”

Jorge Enrique Hernández Meza, Director General, EDUCAFIN

"The Governments of British Columbia and Guanajuato are committed to promote collaboration and education for young people, teachers, and institutions, providing opportunities and the assistance they need in order to prepare for the jobs of today and tomorrow. International education is at the heart of current and future prosperity for young professionals and educators, and we are certain this is just the first step to many activities to internationalized our academic communities." 

About BCCIE:

  • The BC Council for International Education (BCCIE) is a provincial Crown corporation that supports the internationalization efforts of BC's public and independent K-12 schools, public and private colleges and universities and language schools.
  • It promotes international education in and for BC, to enhance BC’s international reputation for quality education, and to support the international education activities of the provincial government.

About EDUCAFIN:

  • EDUCAFIN is a decentralized public organization of the Government of the State of Guanajuato, created with the purpose of supporting students with economic difficulties by granting funding options and allowing them to continue their studies, contributing to the educational transformation of the State.
  • EDUCAFIN coordinates the Single Scholarship System "SUBE", which aims to grant scholarships, incentives, educational credits, savings for education and other economic or in-kind support to students.