CSU/UADY Leadership Exchange

Apply for the CSU/UADY Student Leadership Exchange 

The mission of the CSU/UADY Leadership Exchange is to bring together students from Colorado State University and the Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan (UADY) for a meaningful leadership, service and language exchange. This exchange is hosted by Student Leadership, Involvement & Community Engagement (SLiCE) and the Office of International Programs.


The exchange between CSU and UADY includes a trip to the Merida, Mexico in the state of Yucatan and hosting the UADY student delegation at CSU. The experiences are as follows:
  1. Applications are due on February 21st, 2014 at 5pm. 
  2. Early April 2014. Mandatory UADY Program Orientation, time and location TBD.
  3. Spring 2014 (April 7 – April 20). Students from UADY will travel to Fort Collins for the spring semester exchange.
  4. Fall Semester 2014. Weekly meetings are from 3pm to 5pm every Wednesday.
  5. Fall Break 2014 (November  19 – November 25). Students from CSU will travel to Mérida, Yucatán for a leadership, service and Spanish language experience, partnering with UADY students.
  6. Spring Semester 2015. Weekly meetings are from 3pm to 5pm every Wednesday.
  7. Spring 2015. Students from UADY will travel to Fort Collins for the return exchange.
Attendance at all experiences, in addition to preparation meetings, is mandatory for all student participants.

The specific goals of the exchange include:

  • Engaging students in experiences of domestic and international diversity
  • Exploring and applying the concepts of leadership and service to practical projects
  • Strengthening Spanish language skills
  • Learning about community needs in Fort Collins and Yucatan
  • Creating a sustainable, long-term student exchange between CSU and UADY students

Click Here for the information sheet for this coming years program. 

Click Here for the application. You will need your eID and Password to Login and access the application. 



The CSU/UADY Exchange experience provided for me an incredible amount of memories, knowledge, and new relationships. I felt like this overwhelming experience expanded my mind to a diverse audience and environment in fun but essential ways. The excitement beginning from the group planning and preparation of the trip to the bonding activities with various students in Yucatan taught us things we cannot learn in a textbook. This was a fun, interactive, and self-developing experience I will remember for the rest of my life. - Galeth Bolanos




UADY gave me the opportunity to learn and experience a part of my own culture, I never imagined I would get the chance to do so. It was such a life changing experience and I am very thankful to have been a part of this leadership exchange. - Vanessa Porras





Being part of this program has been a great experience for me. I around like minded individuals with the same visions and goals, it was great to be able to have that during this experience. this has been on of the best programs that i have been a part of here at CSU. - José Nieto




The CSU-UADY exchange profoundly changed my perceptions of not only the global influence of student leadership, but also the value of cross-cultural interaction. In addition to forging new friendships and professional connections, I have come to realize the possibilities of a professional life beyond my native country and I am now working to pursue international education and leadership experiences. This exchange is truly unique and incredibly valuable to anyone seeking to expand their horizons. - Matt Donovan


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