Global challenges impact all of us and, therefore, solutions to these challenges require ways of thinking and acting that transcend national borders. In this new global context, there is an urgent need to form a different kind of political, civic and economic leader. We need to educate our students to be global citizens. Enlightened leaders who can succeed in a world that is constantly changing, citizens who continue to advocate for greater global openness, understanding, responsibility, communication and collaboration.

Magis Exchange Development

As a Jesuit Institution of higher learning, you are invited to participate in a unique multilateral program of student exchange. It seeks to build cohorts of student leaders who have participated in a semester-long academic international exchange and intership/service/volunteering program. This agreement is specially designed to promote Ignatian "men and women for others" in a cross-cultural setting.



The Task force is coordinating the project in which the six regions are represented. Coordinating universities:  Universidad Loyola Andalucía (Kircher Network), Creighton University (AJCU), Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla (AUSJAL), Kosyam Jesuit Institutes of Sciences (AJCU-AM), Sophia University (AJCU-AP) and St. Xavier's College (JHEASA). 

Next steps: 

  1. The project will be presented with the roster of higher education institutions that will participate in the pilot experience.

  2. The pilot experience will be done with the participating institutions.

Get in contact 

If you are interested in learning more or collaborating with the group, get in contact: Ignacio Garrido ignacio@iaju.org


Participating Institutions


Links of Interest

"Beca AUSJAL" multilateral agreement for student exchange in Latin America: Article




Participating students

Requirements for accepting students, including language requirements, are at the sole discretion at the Receiving University. Each prospective exchange student will be nominated by her/his home institution and the final destination will depend on the acceptance on the part of the host Receiving Universities(s) upon the recommendation of IAJU. All undergraduate students at participating Jesuit universities are eligible for the Magis Exchange program.


Participating students involvement

Student participants will be expected to be involved in a Jesuit mission co-curricular component, developed by their host institution.


Application deadline for participating institutions

The application deadline for a Jesuit higher education institution to participate in the pilot experience of the program is the 15 march. This means that a digital version of the signed MOU needs to be delivered by this date.


Minimum number of students to be received by each institution

Participating institutions must be prepared to receive a minimum of two participating students of the Magis Exchange program. This does not obligate the sending institutions to send exactly 2 students.


Contact Person

Questions regarding Magis Exchange program details and processes can be addressed to the Executive Secretary or to the representative of your regional association.