SustR: Sustainable Development for Rural Communities: Social, Health, Economic, and Environmental Advances
SustR is a program sponsored by the US Department of Education for educating students and faculty in the North American Dimensions of rural sustainability. Spend a semester-long studying abroad as an exchange student at the Universidad de Sonora or the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (UAA). For more information about the program, go to SustR.
The Universidad de Sonora was founded in 1938, and has only continued to expand and grow since. Today, it offers a stunning amount of course choices over multiple campuses, and is well known throughout Mexico for its prestige and presence. The Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (UAA) was created on June 19th, 1973; to this day, it offers high school courses, 52 B. A. programs, 11 M. A. programs and 10 doctorate programs.
Hermosillo 'The City of the Sun', is the largest city and capital city of the Mexican state Sonora. It has a population of about 650,000, and is located just 167 miles from the border of the United States. Hermosillo has a very active history that dates back to the early 1700’s, and has been a vital city especially during the Mexican Revolution. Because of this, it is a well known historical landmark. The city is also framed by astounding and rugged natural landscapes which prove as a beautiful contrast to blend of historical and modern architecture. Hermosillo is full of life and is a great place for those who want to soak up Mexico’s rich culture and history.
Aguascalientes is located in the central part of Mexico and has a surface of 5,589 square kilometers which represents 0.3 percent of the whole surface in the country; its population is 900,000 people. Its temperature is usually between 17 and 20°C. The UAA is part of an association of 14 high quality universities; this distinction was obtained once the institution fulfilled external national standard requirements of accrediting organism.
You will need to contact the international student advisor at the host university to find out what courses are offered in the semester you expect to be abroad and to get more detail on the course content. You will then need to bring this information to your departmental advisor to determine transferability for the courses you intend to take abroad.
Please contact Alex Mayer ( firstname.lastname@example.org, 906-487-3372) to indicate an interest in the SustR program. Then check out the unviersities’ websites and contact the international student advisors at the university you wish to attend to find out about course availability, semester dates and other information. Fill out an application form and submit it to by the deadline date.