Mexican drug wars impact exchange program for uAlberta students

November 10, 2009

An exchange program between the Universities of Guadalajara and Alberta is at risk because Edmonton students are hesitant to study in Mexico due to the ongoing drug wars in parts of the nation, say some Mexican students. A U of Guadalajara spokeswoman says the school will not be able to send more students to Edmonton unless uAlberta students attend the Mexican university on exchange. There is a misconception that all of Mexico is dangerous, says one U of Guadalajara student, who notes the Mexican city is a safe place to study. One exchange student says one solution would be to promote the agreement to allow uAlberta students to know more about Guadalajara and its university. Edmonton Journal