About Us

We are students from Stanford University and Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) who have decided to form an alliance in order to work together to expand and strengthen the connections between the next generation of leaders in both countries.

Our mission

Our mission is to bring together the future leaders of the United States and Mexico.

Our drive

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

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

Delegates & Team Members
Universities from Mexico & US
Student leaders each year
Annual summits

Our network

Our network is composed of young leaders who are already addressing social, political, economic or technological issues in innovative ways and contribute as student delegates.

Alumni delegates

The Program

Each year, FoCUS invites 30 outstanding students from the United States and Mexico to become our Delegates. This group benefits from a range of academic and cultural opportunities as they work on collaborative projects in preparation for the bi- annual FoCUS Summit, which brings all Delegates together at Stanford and ITAM.

Our programs

Join Us

    We are looking for:

  • - Passionate and enthusiastic students
  • - Ages 18 to 28
  • - Students from any University in the United States or Mexico

  • 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

Our Team

FoCUS is constituted by independent Chapters organized by students at different universities who have decided to act in voluntary association for mutual benefit, based on affinity in interests and values.

Stanford Chapter

ITAM Chapter

Board of Advisors

FoCUS benefits from the support and guidance of its board of advisors consisting of top academic, business and government experts who have greatly influenced the relationship between the United States and Mexico.

Strategic Partners

  • US Embassy - Mexico

Official Sponsors

US Embassy - Mexico