UTEP Engineering Student Participates in Study Abroad Program
May 19, 2010 | UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS
Erika Ruiz, a manufacturing engineering graduate student at The University of Texas at El Paso, recently returned from the University of Manitoba, where she served as an exchange student.
"I was the only girl in a class of 80 students," Erika said. "I was shocked, but in the end it was a good experience."
Erika was able to attend the Canadian university through the North American Engineering Innovation and Training Program, which also provides scholarships. She studied manufacturing automation and project management.
The program, which also brings exchange students to UTEP, offers graduate students a once-in-a-lifetime experience to study abroad. Exchange students can choose from four universities: The University of Manitoba in Canada, The University of Saskatchewan in Canada, Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas in Mexico and Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi in Mexico.
"It definitely was a great experience," Erika said. "I wish that every student had the same opportunity. It makes you aware of the world. I met people from all over the world. I really liked it a lot."
For more information about the North American Engineering Innovation and Training Program contact Sandra Aguirre-Covarrubias at firstname.lastname@example.org or (915) 747-6909.