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Agric Fellowship in Mexico for 2024-25 school year

International Agricultural Education Fellowship Program (IAEFP)

Mexico – 2024-2025

The IAEFP-Mexico connects youth and agriculture in Puebla, Mexico. The fellowship will support and train eleven fellows to be based in a high school for an academic year to promote agriculture and leadership among the students and community. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and implemented by the University of Missouri and the educational leader UPAEP in Puebla.

The IAEFP is open to U.S. citizens with a bachelor’s degree in an agriculture-related field and Spanish language skills. The fellows will use their agricultural knowledge to support hands-on learning using 4-H Clubs and other curricula that facilitate youth’s leadership in agriculture. While fellows may lead some activities in the classroom, their focus is extracurricular activities and community engagement.

Fellows receive training and mentorship to grow their local ag, language, and youth development capabilities.  The fellowship covers expenses by providing housing, health insurance, and travel costs, along with a $900 monthly stipend. 

Why International Ag?

IAEFP is an opportunity for fellows to create transformative educational experiences for youth. Fellows grow in their leadership, agricultural and professional skills in a new ecological and social context. They will build their cultural and communications competence and expand their vision of how they can be change-makers in this world.

Other IAEFP programs will be hosting fellows in Ghana and Guatemala.

Application Process

Please see the program page ( and the full call for applications (PDF) for details on eligibility, the application process, etc. Early admissions are due Feb. 1, and the regular deadline for the IAEFP in Puebla, Mexico, is March 20, 2024. 

Required Attributes

  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture-related field
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Ten-month commitment
  • Spanish language skills - The program requires Spanish language skills that are at least “Limited Working Proficiency” and prefer “Minimum Professional Proficiency” level or stronger.

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