Mexican university offers HISD students higher education opportunities

HISD high school students interested in studying abroad attended a college information session on Friday led by Dr. Luis Ernesto Derbez, the president of Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP). 

The university is one of the most prestigious in Latin America. It is one of the few accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the same organization that endorses major universities like the University of Texas at Austin, Rice University and Tulane University.  

“Universidad de las Américas Puebla is one of the most beautiful universities in Mexico,” Derbez said. “UDLAP is a multi-cultural community that offers many on-campus activities to international students.” 

This opportunity is made possible through a new partnership between HISD and the Universidad de las Américas Puebla. UDLAP offers HISD students the opportunity to pursue affordable college degrees and summer language-learning programs with the help of American financial aid like FAFSA and Pell Grants.  

With more than 50 undergraduate programs, UDLAP provides its students with a high-quality education with an unparalleled multi-cultural experience.  

“All of our programs are designed for students who want to experience and discover Mexico,” Derbez said. “We are committed to strengthening our partnerships and creating more opportunities for students in the greater Houston area.”