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IDRA Ventanilla de Orientación Educativa in San Antonio – IDRA Services

Program Connects Mexican Nationals & Immigrants with Educational Opportunities

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See news release: San Antonio Program Connects Mexican Nationals and Immigrants with Educational Opportunities

IDRA and the Consulate General of Mexico in San Antonio are partnering to help Mexican and Mexican American families navigate the U.S. education system and learn about important educational opportunities in both countries. The program, called Ventanilla de Orientación Educativa (VOE), provides information on the civil rights of immigrant and English learner students, local educational services, and resources on how to access and succeed in college. The VOE also disseminates information on educational opportunities offered by the Mexican government for nationals abroad and develops various courses for immigrant parents. Examples of VOE Services & Information

  • How to approach U.S. K-12 and higher educational institutions
  • How to apply for financial aid in the United States (including FAFSA & TAFSA)
  • Information on resources for adult and community education in Spanish
  • Opportunities to continue studying if you return to Mexico
  • The rights of immigrant students to attend public school
  • The rights of English learners to an equal educational opportunity
  • Online educational opportunities in Mexico for students in the United States


VOE Webinars / Seminarios web de VOE

IDRA launched a webinar series to provide information to families while the Consulate General of Mexico in San Antonio is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Consulate of Mexico in San Antonio
127 Navarro Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205
Phone 210-227-9145 ext. 3626 (during operation hours)

VOE Operation Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Phone 210-227-9145 ext. 3626 (during operation hours)

Note: The Consulate is closed at this time due to COVID-19 distancing requirements.

Contact for Information

Onsite Contact: Diana M. Canizales
210 227-9145, ext. 3626

Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA):
Dr. Nilka Avilés

Consulate General of Mexico in San Antonio:
Keyla Jalife