Our mission is to bring together the future leaders of the United States and Mexico.
By providing this group of talented students with valuable opportunities and tools, we aspire for them to become an engine of growth and cross-national collaboration.
Our goal is to create a network of university student leaders across both countries.
“The relationship between our nations must be defined not by the threats we face, but by the prosperity and opportunity we can create together... Just imagine how much the students of our two countries could do together and learn from each other.” President Barack Obama
"Every delegate was so open and energetic to share his/her thoughts and experience that we could cover many topis and still put them down to earth into questions and projects"Javier Arreola
A chat over lunch with Ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora was a unique experience that helped me reconsider the challenges Mexico faces regarding policing.Terra Stanley
FoCUS has without a doubt left a lasting impact on my personal and career goals, and I hope to rely on its growing network to achieve them. While I have yet to figure out exactly how I will make my way into the Mexican energy industry, I trust that I will turn to FoCUS for supportEnrique Garcia
Being a part of FoCUS sparked my interest to continue participating in bilateral affairs in the future. It has also inspired me to continue to pursue my unique interests in working with rural Mexican communities in the future.Daisy Gonzalez
We are looking for:
Delegates will be selected based on their potential for becoming leaders in a wide variety of sectors including business, government, academia, and journalism. It is important that applicants be committed to developing innovative ideas and proposals that can have an impact in both countries. More than experience, we are searching for people with a diverse background, creative ideas and unique perspectives.
For more information, check our Frequently Asked Questions
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 31st, 11:59pm