Through the signing of a collaboration agreement, both institutions will promote the internationalization of their students.
CETYS University and Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) signed a collaboration agreement to develop internationalization initiatives for students and professors, implementation projects, as well as teaching collaboration, E-Mobility, and certifications.
According to Dr. Fernando León-García, President of the CETYS University System, “the signing of this agreement endorses CETYS’ commitment to promoting the internationalization of the student body, one of the pillars of the institution that allows them to obtain competitiveness in the global arena.”
Dr. Joe Bertolino, President of SCSU, highlighted that this is the first agreement between this American institution and a university in Mexico. “This allows our students to take part in internationalization initiatives that broaden their perspective because many of them have not had mobility opportunities beyond Connecticut, and I know there will be more similarities than differences. In addition, with this agreement, we aspire to promote issues such as social justice and be faithful to our mission.”
The highest authorities of both institutions participated in the signing of the agreement; from SCSU, Dr. Joe Bertolino, President; Dr. Robert Prezant, Vice President; and Erin E. Heidkamp, Head of International Relations; and from CETYS University, Dr. Fernando León-García, President; Dr. Scott Venezia, Director of International Relations; and Dr. Diana Woolfolk, Deputy Director of International Relations.
It is important to note that Southern Connecticut State University has an enrollment of 8,788 undergraduate and graduate students and has been recognized as one of the best universities in social mobility in the northern region of the USA by the U.S. News & World Report magazine.
CETYS University will continue to generate alliances with other universities with a global perspective and thus influence the internationalization of its students.