17th June 2003

 

MEXICANS TO SPICE UP LIFE ON CAMPUS

 

Ten Mexican students will be bringing a Latin American flavour to the University of Lincoln for the next four weeks.

 

The students, all aged between 20 and 22, are staying in halls of residence at the  Brayford Pool campus and attending a summer school organised by the university’s Department of Tourism.

 

This will be the fourth Mexican summer school hosted by the university, which aims to stimulate study programmes and exchange visits between Lincoln and Mexico.

 

“The students will study international communications here for four weeks,” said organiser Martin Knight, a senior lecturer in Tourism at the University of Lincoln.

 

“But it’s not all work and no play. They will spend the mornings studying and will enjoy a programme of cultural events and visits in the afternoons and evenings.”

 

Among the events planned are visits to The Deep in Hull, the Yorvik museum in York, Kings College in Cambridge and Trinity College and the Guinness brewery in Dublin.

 

“It’s a very comprehensive course and at the end of the month they’ll get an award which they will be able to use as academic credits in Mexico,” said Mr Knight.

 

Back in their homeland the students study international business, international marketing and business administration in San Luis Potosi and Mexico City.

 

“Often the students who attend these summer schools like Lincoln so much that they enrol on a full-time course,” said Mr Knight. “At the moment we’ve got three Mexican undergraduates whose first experience of the university was on a summer school.”

 

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We are happy to arrange a photo opportunity with the Mexican students at your convenience.

 

For more information or to arrange a photograph contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)                       email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk