The City of Quito, Capital of Ecuador Has Received Collateral Benefit from Connecting Universities i

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Houston Guayaquil Sister City Association is committed to create as many connections as it can, not only with Guayaquil, but with the entire country.

After experiencing the success of the "Connecting Universities Program" between Rice University in Houston and ESPOL in Guayaquil, Seiichi Matsuda, Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, and Adria Baker, Associate Vice Provost for International Education, at Rice University requested HGSCA assistance to connect to other Universities of Excellence in Ecuador.

As a result, HGSCA worked diligently with the US Embassy in Ecuador and the Ecuadorian Consulate in Houston to facilitate a brainstorming session to explore opportunities for collaboration between "Universidad San Francisco de Quito" and Rice University.

HGSCA is committed to take advantage of any opportunity to practice citizenship diplomacy in order to strengthen the relationship between not only Houston and Guayaquil, but the whole Ecuadorian country.

"Sister Cities Programs are the perfect ground to promote collaboration and be creative in ways to foster cultural understanding between not only sister cities but their respective countries. The connections we create in each project can benefit all provoking a domino effect. We invite other Sister Cities to replicate our efforts in pro to create a better world," expressed Luis W. Moyano, President of HGSCA.

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