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Trade Mission Opens Educational Doors in Mexico

December 21, 2023

With over 60 countries represented, The College of Idaho embraces a global mindset as part of its rich, educational landscape for all of its students housed on the 55-acre Caldwell campus. It also provides faculty-led study-away opportunities for students, such as the courses being taught in Vietnam, Argentina and Greece during the January 2024 Winter term. A recent trade mission to Mexico City organized by the Idaho Governor’s office, which included a College of Idaho representative, has resulted in more student international opportunities in Mexico.

The College’s High Impact Practice Specialist Kate Everett, is a member of the Study Idaho board, and was invited to participate in Idaho Governor Brad Little’s trade mission to Mexico City in November. Everett and other members of the Study Idaho consortium have a goal of strategically putting Idaho on the educational map and promoting the opportunities for education to students around the world. Everett’s experience in F-1 Visa compliance and study abroad programs landed her on the five-day trade mission to Mexico along with representatives from 20 Idaho companies.

The educational group was able to meet with nine different Mexican universities and several different education partners, which resulted in three new internship opportunities and a potential summer program in Mexico City for the College’s Spanish majors.

“I’m very grateful to Study Idaho, the Governor’s office and the wonderful team at Idaho Commerce for prioritizing education and supporting this opportunity to put Idaho on the map as a destination for education,” Everett said.

The College of Idaho has a 132-year-old legacy of excellence. The College is known for its outstanding academic programs, winning athletics tradition, and history of producing successful graduates, including eight Rhodes Scholars, three governors, and countless business leaders and innovators. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell, where its proximity both to Boise and to the world-class outdoor activities of southwest Idaho’s mountains and rivers offers unique opportunities for learning beyond the classroom. For more information, visit