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Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan Travels to Mexico

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 13, 2014


Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan will travel to Mexico January 14 – 16 to participate in the first working group session of the U.S.–Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research. She will open the Bilateral Forum Working Group on Promoting Student Exchange, which brings together U.S. and Mexican academic associations, universities, nonprofit organizations, and government representatives. Education is a key element of the U.S.-Mexico bilateral relationship, and the working group is committed to increasing educational exchange opportunities for citizens of both of our countries.

While in Mexico she will also meet with Mexican officials from the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Education, visit academic institutions, observe English language programs, meet with exchange program alumni and current participants, and tour the Benjamin Franklin Library to meet with EducationUSA advisers.

Assistant Secretary Ryan’s trip supports President Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative to increase the flow of university-level exchange students between the United States and Latin America and the Caribbean to 100,000 annually in each direction.

For updates on Assistant Secretary Ryan’s trip, follow her on Twitter @ECA_AS.


For more information about the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, please visit ECA.STATE.GOV.


Media may contact:, 202-632-6445.


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