Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 (All day) - Friday, May 29th, 2009 (All day)
The University of Guadalajara at Los Angeles (UDGLA) took part in the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) Conference, which was held from May 24-29 in Los Angeles, California.
The theme of the 2009 NAFSA conference was “Fostering global engagement through international education.” This theme made the presence of the UDGLA, the University of Guadalajara’s most important internationalization project, strategically significant, as its principle objective is to offer educational services and cultural and academic dissemination programs to the Latino and Mexican community in Los Angeles.
The event included the participation of more than 400 exhibitors and professionals from the publishing world. It featured exhibitors and presenters such as Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank; Ray Suarez, senior correspondent for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer; Gillian Sorensen, National Advocate at the United Nations Foundation; and Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter-American Development Bank.
Representing the University of Guadalajara were Magdalena Bustos, International Programs coordinator; Dr. Jocelyne Gacel, from the General Coordination of Cooperation and Internationalization; Ismael Crôtte, head of the Inter-institutional and International Relations Unit; and Gustavo Padilla Montes, Executive Director of the University of Guadalajara at Los Angeles.
The conference gave the UDG delegation and the hundreds of other participants an opportunity to reflect on the roles that each of them play in the management, execution and makeup of the worldwide educational scenario.
In addition, the conference featured a forum that gave different worldwide institutions the opportunity to exchange opinions and learn about new perspectives on education and learning in an international context.