A Roadmap to (Re) Engaging with Mexico


After almost a decade of restrictions on travel and study abroad to Mexico, The University of Texas at Austin has fast-tracked efforts to make Mexico-based study abroad programs more accessible to U.S. undergraduate students. "A Roadmap to (Re) Engaging with Mexico" is a guide for other U.S. institutions of higher education to establish or expand educational programming in Mexico.

A Roadmap to (Re) Engaging with Mexico: a guide for U.S. institutions of higher education to establish or expand educational programming to Mexico

  • Chapter 1: Evaluating Health and Safety for Abroad Programs
  • Chapter 2: Gaining Support from Faculty, Academic Advisors, and University Administrators
  • Chapter 3: Overcoming Negative Myths and Perceptions in Order to Dispel Stereotypes
  • Chapter 4: Collaborating through both Old and New Models
  • Chapter 5: Marketing Ideas for Countering the American Fixation on Europe
  • Chapter 6: Accessing Partnerships beyond Traditional Bilateral Cooperation


Cover page of A Roadmap to (Re) Engaging with Mexico guide


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Explore proven strategies and methods for building policies and identifying champions to begin or reinvigorate academic programming in Mexico to expand global opportunities for your students.



Learn More

There are opportunities to learn more about successful (re)engagement with Mexico. We will be offering a break-out session at the HEP Conference in Cartagena during September, 2018, a workshop at the AMPEI Conference in Pachuca, Mexico during October, 2018 and a round-table discussion at the Fulbright Conference in Puebla, Mexico during November 2018. .


The webinar and in-person workshops listed below were facilitated by Monya Lemery and Jess Miller.

Monya Lemery headshot
Monya Lemery
Associate Director, Study Abroad
Jess Miller Headshot

Jess Miller
International Risk & Insurance Analyst, UT System





This free webinar which will walk you through establishing the foundation for successful (re)engagement with Mexico.


Quickly jump-start programming in Mexico:

  • Addressing health and safety concerns
  • New program development
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Q&A

Date and Time

The 60-minute webinar will be offered on the following dates (choose one):

  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST
  • Monday April 23, 2018 - 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST


PowerPoint Presentation and Webinar Recording

If you missed the webinar or want access to the slide deck, you can reference the PowerPoint Presentation or the Webinar Recording.



In-Person Workshop

Join us for an in-person workshop to jump-start development of Mexico programming at your institution and to delve deeper than the webinar. Conveniently scheduled immediately prior to the 2018 NAFSA Conference in Philadelphia. Representatives of the Mexican Embassy and the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia will be present. 

The workshop cost is covered by a grant from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and includes:

  • Printed copy of “A Roadmap to (Re) Engaging with Mexico: A guide for U.S. institutions of higher education to establish or expand educational programming in Mexico.”
  • Coffee and snacks.
A Roadmap to (Re) Engaging Mexico Workshop
Temple University Center City
Philadelphia, PA

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.


This workshop is geared towards U.S. institutions who want to jump-start study abroad programming in Mexico after a period of reduced mobility. Agenda includes:

  • Background on the Mexico Roadmap Project
  • Risk Mitigation and Crisis Management
  • Program Development and Marketing Strategies

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Register soon as space is limited. Registration closes May 21, 2018. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration within one week. Questions?



Poster Session

Diversity Abroad Conference
Roadmap to Re-engagement: A Case Study on U.S. Education Abroad to Mexico

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Date and Time

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 4:45 - 6:00 p.m. EST


4th and 5th-floor Atrium of the JW Marriot Marquis Miami Hotel