Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) rector Alfredo Barrera Baca said that academic mobility is an experience gives knowledge to young people. It is not just theoretical knowledge, but life skills, that comes as a result of coexistence with people who live and think different. It shows that no matter how different we think we are, in the end, we are very similar.
Barrera Baca welcomed 24 Mexican students and 103 foreign students who are doing their academic exchange programs at the UAEM during the on-going school cycle. Barrera Baca stressed how the use of reason, diplomacy and organization are necessary to resolve differences and conflicts. He also thanked the students for putting their faith in the UAEM and in the country by choosing to do their program here.
The Secretary of Extension and Linkage of the UAEM, Jannet Valero Vilchis, stressed that different countries coexisting is fundamental for the eradication of intolerance and contributes to social cohesion and reconciliation between countries. She said that “academic mobility is a testimony of cultural exchange, nourishes the brotherhood between our nations and is an example of solidarity and friendship.”
The 103 students doing exchange programs at the UAEM are from Spain, Germany, Colombia and Peru, among others countries. The Mexican students come from the states of Guerrero, Oaxaca, Sinaloa, Tlaxcala and Mexico City.