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Students from Mexico will study business at NMSU this summer

A university only a short drive from an international border may be the ideal setting for studying international business. That is the idea behind the first Instituto Technologico Y De Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) Summer Program, held at New Mexico State University June 19 to July 9.


ITESM, known as Monterrey Tech, is located in Culiacan, Mexico. Twenty-six college students and one professor from ITESM are participating in the program. It will include classes on basic international economics, economic integration and field trips to White Sands Missile Range, the international port of entry in El Paso, Texas, and Intel Corporation in Rio Rancho, N.M.

The students will "prepare and present a debate on the pros and cons of NAFTA -- the North American Free Trade Agreement," said Rick Adkisson, an NMSU assistant economics professor who is teaching the classes.

Adkisson recently won a Globe of the Month Award from NMSU's Center for International Programs for his involvement in developing the international business major and for his work with study abroad programs.

Mexican schools generally require more international course work than American schools and offer a variety of classes in Mexico that are taught in English, Adkisson said.

For more information on the program, contact Adkisson at (505) 646-4988.