OSU-Mexico Liaison Office Hosts 57 Students from Mexico’s ITESM University

Monday, June 23, 2008

At the end of May, the OSU-OSU - Mexico Liaison Office in the School of International Studies, welcomed 57 students from Mexico’s Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) to begin a month-long study abroad experience. ITESM, like OSU, is a university system with several (33) campuses. The students, sophomores thru seniors, from 5 of ITESM’s campuses, took classes is Finance, Entrepreneurship and Engineering taught by PhD students and adjunct faculty. In addition to their classwork, students visited area businesses and cultural sites in Oklahoma. Examples of sites visited include Tulsa’s Philbrook Museum, OKC’s National Memorial, Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show and the Iowa Tribe’s annual pow-wow. Begun last year by the Spears School of Business with 21 students, the program saw phenomenal growth this year. SIS hopes to develop this program as a prototype to offer study abroad experiences for other countries as well. In addition, it would like to encourage other countries to offer similar month-long experiences to OSU’s students.

Students traveled throughout Oklahoma on OSU’s Big Orange Bus (BOB).
Students traveled throughout Oklahoma on OSU’s Big Orange Bus (BOB).
Students were treated to a tours of OSU’s Gallagher-Iba Arena and Boone Pickens Stadium
Students were treated to a tours of OSU’s Gallagher-Iba Arena and Boone Pickens Stadium
The icons of OSU were a big attraction to the ITESM students
The icons of OSU were a big attraction to the ITESM students
Students took Entrepreneurship classes – Innovation & Technology and Project Evaluation –  taught by PhD student Pedro Velasco.
Students took Entrepreneurship classes – Innovation & Technology and Project Evaluation – taught by PhD student Pedro Velasco.
Students took an Engineering class and Lab – Intergrated Manufacturing Systems – taught by PhD students Prahalad Rao and Hui Yang.
Students took an Engineering class and Lab – Intergrated Manufacturing Systems – taught by PhD students Prahalad Rao and Hui Yang.
Students were given a tour of Perry’s Ditch Witch Headquarters and manufacturing facility
Students were given a tour of Perry’s Ditch Witch Headquarters and manufacturing facility
Students were given a tour of Stillwater’s Mecruiser Plant
Students were given a tour of Stillwater’s Mecruiser Plant
Students received information about OSU’s SIS, Business, and Engineering graduate programs during their month-long stay.
Students received information about OSU’s SIS, Business, and Engineering graduate programs during their month-long stay.