New Paltz has been included in President Obama’s “100,000 Strong in the Americas” initiative, which aims to increase the number of cultural and educational exchanges from the United States to Latin America and the Caribbean and vice versa. As part of the initiative, 21 Mexican university teachers will be studying English and language teaching methodology in the Haggerty English Language Program at New Paltz this summer.
The program was formally launched at the signing of an agreement by Ambassador Anthony Wayne, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, and Brian Hutzley, SUNY Vice Chancellor for Financial Services & Chief Financial Officer, which took place in Pueblo, Mexico, on April 25. Funding will be provided by the state governments in Mexico and by the U.S. embassy in Mexico City. New Paltz is the only comprehensive SUNY college represented in this project. Join us in welcoming this group to campus on June 30.