By: Patricia Ann Talley, MBA.
The Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero (UAGro), Zihuatanejo’s tourism university, recently formed a collaboration arrangement with Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit, Michigan, USA for the interchange of professors, students, workshops, and cultural and academic projects.
The relationship between these two universities started in 2011, when professors from both institutions were recruited by the Michigan Humanities Council to provide research about the history of Afro-Mexicans in Guerrero. Professor Donají Mendez Tello from UAGro, and Dr. Talia Weltman-Cisneros from WSU, worked together on this international diversity project. Now, the professors have the opportunity to develop more interchange programs between their universities.
English is a necessity for Zihuatanejo students studying tourism at UAGro, and Wayne State University can offer exchange programs in languages and business development. WSU also has advanced technology to assist the students. The Detroit, Michigan area is a very diverse community with a very active Hispanic Chamber of Commerce that can also provide support.
Professor Donají Mendez Tello (right forefront), at Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero in Zihuatanejo, and director Hector Arrieta Salinas (also shown) will coordinate interchange activities with Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
Wayne State University (WSU) is a public research university located in Detroit, Michigan, United States. The campus is located in Detroit’s Cultural Center Historic District. WSU has thirteen schools and colleges, offering three hundred seventy programs to nearly twenty-nine thousand graduate and undergraduate students. It is currently Michigan’s fourth-largest university and one of the one hundred largest universities in the United States.
Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan serves nearly twenty-nine thousand students and is one of the largest universities in the United States.
Students in the USA are learning the value of studying foreign languages. Modern society is becoming more global, thus requiring the need for language study. The Detroit area, like many areas in the United States, also has a significant Hispanic population. Students study Spanish to prepare for careers in physics, business management, communication studies, criminal justice, accounting, psychology, speech pathology, art history, biomedical engineering, and other fields.
Dr. Talia Weltman-Cisneros (left) is shown with students from her Commercial Spanish class at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, USA. Students study Spanish to prepare for career opportunities in a variety of different fields.
With technology and dedicated professors, “Todo es posible!” (Everything is possible), says Professor Mendez Tello from UAGro. The two universities look forward to the exchange of ideas and future projects.
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