In place since 2008, the UM SONHS’ international exchange agreements in Mexico are with its partner schools of nursing at the Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, located in the major seaport of Tampico on Mexico’s gulf coast, and at the Universidad Autónoma de Campeche. In addition to providing UM SONHS students with an opportunity to observe the practice of nursing in Mexico, our school’s strong collaborative partnerships with these two institutions have enabled numerous Mexican nursing students to visit the SONHS and participate in observerships that include didactic classes, simulation learning at our cutting edge International Academy for Clinical Simulation and Research, and observation of clinical care and practice at UM Hospital and other local community partner hospitals and clinical care centers throughout the South Florida region.