The University of Holy Cross (UHC) today announced its first international student exchange program in partnership with University of San Miguel Arcangel in Honduras (USMAH) paving the way for more than 60 Latin American, African and Asian students to continue their studies at UHC in New Orleans.
UHC and USMAH officials today signed a comprehensive student exchange agreement for educational cooperation at UHC’s Algiers campus that will allow the participating exchange students from all over the world to earn degrees from both universities. The educational student exchange partnership is a result of a recent successful trade mission involving UHC officials and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana.
The first-of-its-kind student exchange agreement between both universities will facilitate international academic exchange, develop academic and scientific relationships and support collaborative research activities between the two universities.
The student exchange agreement was signed today by University of Holy Cross President Dr. Stanton McNeely III and University of San Miguel Arcangel in Honduras President Jorge Ivan Santos Bonilla, who flew to New Orleans for today’s signing and tomorrow’s Hispanic Business and Trade Show by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana at the New Orleans Convention.
“We have now established New Orleans and UHC as a solid gateway for Latin American students who want to study in the United States with today’s agreement with San Miguel Arcangel University, which also attracts hundreds of Asian and African students who will also be able to take advantage of enrolling in UHC’s exchange programs,” said Dr. McNeely.
The agreement also includes plans for each university to open satellite branches on the respective campuses allowing faculty members of each of the universities to participate in an exchange program of their own based on their academic availabilities. Both universities will undertake collaborative teaching in a bid to foster a truly global classroom environment.
“Earning a degree from the University of Holy Cross in the United States is so invaluable for thousands of our Latin American students and our other international students who will be able to immerse themselves in American culture, language and business,” said Mr. Santos Bonilla.