HCC Northeast engages in cultural exchange with university students from Mexico

Feb 10, 2014

Houston Community College Northeast welcomed engineering students from various universities in Mexico for an overview of programs at the College and a day of cultural exchange. Students participating were a part of the University Links program, which specializes in educational trips in the United States.

“This is another opportunity to see another country, another culture,” says Francisco Lopez, an instructor at the University of Monterey. Lopez goes on to share that for many of the students, this was their first time in the United States. During the day, students had the opportunity to learn more about programs at the Division of Science and Engineering Technologies as well as the Energy Institute. Students also learned about high demand technical careers that Northeast College trains for as well as interact with the instructors at the College. Following the presentation, the group went on a guided tour of the state-of-the-art campus and labs housed in the Science and Technology Building.

Students also had plans to tour other engineering related sites in Texas including the University of Houston, the Toyota manufacturing facility in San Antonio and the Johnson Space Center. The trip provided an opportunity for the group to see how engineering impacts the United States and the manner in which Texas impacts the field.

The day, which was coordinated in conjunction with the Division of Science and Engineering Technologies and the Office of International Students, provided an excellent opportunity for the College to share how the training provided at Northeast College truly has global impact. HCC Northeast provides high-tech career and technical education for energy, manufacturing, construction, chemical processing, petroleum, renewable, sustainable and related industries. For more information on programs offered at HCC Northeast, call 713.718.8300 or visit northeast.hccs.edu.

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