North American Mobility Program
In order to facilitate dialogue and exchange across national borders, the North American Mobility Program (NAMP), was started through a grant funded by the Canadian Human Resources Development Canada, Secretaría de Educación Pública in Mexico, and the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education in the US. UTEP students participating in the program will have their tuition for foreign universities waived and credits are fully transferred to UTEP.
Our focus is how migration and security can further or thwart North American integration and cooperation. The mobility program has been designed to draw faculty and students into a partnership to improve dialogue, understanding, and cooperation among all three countries. The curriculum is designed primarily for students in the social sciences: political science, political economy, law, sociology, communication studies, among others.
Six North American universities are participants in this project: two in Canada (Carleton University in Ottawa and the University of Alberta in Edmonton); two in Mexico (Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas in Mexico City and Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey); and two in the United States (The University of Texas at El Paso and Florida International University in Miami). Students selected to participate in the program will register and pay tuition at their home institution, select and complete pre-approved courses at their host institution, and be credited for these courses by their home institution.
This program is open to juniors and senior undergraduates and graduate students who have a demonstrated academic interest in North American Studies. Students wishing to study in Mexico must demonstrate language proficiency to be selected.
Follow the links below to learn about the application procedures and useful sites introducing the six participating universities as well as the study of North American relations.