Partnership Initiative to Mexico

Date: Oct 17, 2022 — Oct 28, 2022
Format: In-person
Hosted By: BCCIE and Global Affairs Canada
Location: Mexico
City: Querétaro, Mexico City, San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas, Aguascalientes, Guadalajara, Guanajuato


Key Events

Partnership roundtables, national and state ministry/government and student recruitment support, Indigenous programming, student/faculty mobility.

Working Agenda (Tentative)

October 17-18 — Mexico City/Querétaro

  • Meeting with Secretariat of Public Education, AMEXCID, ANUIES, Intercultural Education Office (Indigenous Education)

October 19-21 — San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas

October 24-25 — Aguascalientes

  • Visit to University El Retoño and Technological Universities

October 26 — Guadalajara

  • Meeting with Jalisco Higher Education Consortium, Ministry of Science, Innovation and Technology

October 27-28 — Leon/Guanajuato City

  • Meeting with JuventudesGTO, Ministry of Education
  • Meeting with Universidad de Guanajuato and other institutions

Who Should Participate?

Heads of international; senior level administration and faculty from EQA-designated private and public degree-granting post-secondary institutions. This initiative is primarily focused on institutional partnership development. Attendees are free to choose participation in individual events. Full participation is not required, but RSVPs will be requested for chosen events.


The province of BC has been committed to advancing academic partnerships between Mexico and BC over the past number of years. Recently, with two memoranda of understanding between the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, the Ministry of Education and Child Care, and Jalisco and Guanajuato. Concurrently, BCCIE renewed agreements with Mexican Association for International Education (AMPEI), Institute for Development and Attention to Youth from GTO State, Mexico (JuventudEsGTO) and the Jalisco Higher Education Consortium.

In 2021, there were 6,250 international students from Mexico studying at all levels in BC, representing 3 percent of all international students in BC. Mexico ranked as the fifth top source country for international students in the province.

Significant opportunity exists to advance and grow institutions’ respective internationalization objectives at all levels in Mexico. This initiative is designed to advance BC’s international education sector goals with deference to BC’s international education framework.