2023 UTokyo LAINAC Mexico Month

2023 UTokyo LAINAC Mexico Month

Graduate Student Academic Exchange Program

1) Academic Tutoring Sessions

Program Highlights:
This program is designed to provide students of The University of Tokyo with precious opportunities to meet experts and professors of our partner universities in Mexico, receive valuable advice, build academic networks, and make use of these networks in their future research and professional activities.

Tentative Plans:

February 24 (Friday) – March 10 (Friday)
Academic tutoring sessions at Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Tijuana, Baja California
Academic tutoring sessions at Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, Baja California
Academic tutoring sessions at University of San Diego
Academic tutoring sessions at University of California, San Diego

March 10 (Friday) – March 17 (Friday)
Academic tutoring sessions at El Colegio de México, Mexico City
Academic tutoring sessions at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Azcapotzalco, Mexico City

2) Field Excursion to Tijuana

February 24 (Friday) – March 10 (Friday)

Program Highlights:
This excursion program gives UTokyo students an opportunity to engage in field research experiences based on advice given by scholars in both Mexico and Japan. The students are expected to share their experiences with scholars and students in Mexico and of UTokyo once the field excursion is done.

Location: Tijuana, Baja California Norte

  1. Visit El Colegio de la Frontera Norte
    -Library visit
    -Academic tutoring session (above)
  2. Visit La Universidad Autónoma Baja California
    -Library visit
    -Academic tutoring session (above)
  3. Visit El Gobierno de Baja California to gather information about medical tourism
  4. Visit IMAC for discovering helpful historical sources (El Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura)
  5. Cross the border to the United States to visit some prominent authors of key literature residing in San Diego
  6. Interview medical doctors and dentists at their offices
  7. Meetings with the people who have already participated in previous online interviews
  8. Visit La Casa de Migrante to discuss the most-updated migration trajectory phenomena with the director, Pat Murphy
  9. Visit local entrepreneurs to enhance the understanding of the urban development of Tijuana 
  10. Visit the organization of Tijuana VERDE
  11. Academic tutoring session (above)

 

3) UTokyo-Colmex-UNAM Student Meetings

March 10 (Friday) – March 16 (Thursday)
UTokyo-UNAM Student Meeting

Program Highlights:
This program is designed to nurture ties between UTokyo students and students of our partner universities. The participating students will decide what they will actually do in the field.

Time: TBD
Location: TBD

4) Students' Reports

Yukiko Nagata (The University of Tokyo)


Program Sponsors: UTokyo LAINAC; UTokyo Strategic Partnerships Project