Each student receives a monthly stipend over the course of their entire university career. Stipends contribute toward payment of school fees and/or tuition, books, rent, transportation, etc.
Mentors are our most important means of support. Meeting students monthly throughout their university studies, mentors, serve as combination coach, cheerleader, sounding board and advisor. Mentors link the student to the JA office, ensuring that JA staff are up-to-date with the student’s progress and able to coordinate responses to the student’s emerging needs..Both Mexican nationals and expatriates, mentors often develop strong and enduring relationships that are deeply rewarding for both mentor and mentee.
Every student is given a new laptop computer loaded with software specific to that student's area of study.
Our volunteers actively provide English coaching.
Workshops range from self-esteem building and presentation skills to resumé writing and interviewing, to nutrition and financial management. All are critical to both personal and professional success.
The transition to university life is a huge leap for our students, many of whom have not been outside their home communities before. Our team of professionals meet one-on-one with students who are facing life challenges such as family crises, financial pressures, separation anxiety and loneliness, fear of failure, living independently, and academic issues. JA counselors provide professional guidance for students to overcome these challenges and successfully complete their academic programs.
NEW!! GRADUATION & CERTIFICATION
In Mexico, new graduates need to go through a Título and Certificación Profesional/Cédula process that grants them professional licensure. As this is costly and time-consuming, we provide assistance to most students after graduation.