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American School Foundation (Mexico City)

Event Dates

Friday, September 26, 2014 - Mini-sessions (Morning)
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - College Fair
For times, please see below for "Schedule of Events"


The American School Foundation’s College Fair is coming back for its 31st year! The fair will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on our campus here in Mexico City. We continue to host the most extensive undergraduate fair in Mexico, 

one that is free to attend and open to the public. We typically have more than 130 colleges and universities from the United States, Mexico, Canada, Europe and Australia participate. Students from 50 bilingual high schools are invited. Yearly, we have approximately 2500 people in attendance.  This is an excellent way for students and their parents to learn about educational opportunities in Mexico and abroad.

Contact Information

Rachel Dillon, College Counselor

About Our School

School website: http://www.asf.edu.mx/

Please take some time to review our school profile, which can be found at the bottom of this page as an attachment.

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 26, 2014

            8:45 a.m.  Bus departing the J.W. Marriott for ASF

            9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.  Welcome, Coffee and Pan Dulce.

            10:20 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.  Set-up in assigned classrooms

            10:25 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Mini-Session 1

            11:05 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.  Mini-Session 2

            11:45 a.m.  Presenters will reconvene

            11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  School Tour with Student Ambassadors (Optional)

            12:15 p.m.  – 12:45 p.m.  Taquiza Lunch

            12:45 p.m.  Bus departing from ASF for Eton (fair set to begin at 3:00 p.m.)

             7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  College Fair Cocktail Reception.  Location:  El Bajio  


Saturday, September 27, 2014

              9:25 a.m. Bus departing the J.W. Marriott for ASF        

              9:45 a.m. Late registration / “day-of” registration payments

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Representative arrival/registration, payment, table set-up and Tamale Breakfast

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. College Fair

2:15 p.m.  Bus will depart ASF for the J.W. Marriott (Polanco)

What We Will Provide

When you arrive to the fair on Saturday morning, ASF will provide you with a Mexican-style breakfast of tamales and coffee or atole to drink.  Inside the gym where the fair will take place, you will be provided with a table that is approximately 1.5 m long and 0.70 m wide and covered with a maroon tablecloth.  There will also be two chairs for you to use and a sign with your organization’s name on it that is approximately 2 m high.  We will have bottled water available for you on your table.   

What You Should Bring

Please feel free to bring your own tablecloth or banner to use on your table as well as any additional signs.  There will be space on the table to have your brochures/information flyers and a laptop.  However, please keep in mind that there will not be wireless Internet in the gym.  Any freestanding signs you choose to bring must not be wider than the length of your table (1.5 m long); we do not believe it is fair to encroach in other universities’ space.   “Giveaway” items are acceptable.  Pens and bags are always a success!


Workshops, or “mini-sessions,” with diverse themes such as “What Sophomores Should Be Doing Now,” “Liberal Arts Education in the U.S.” and “Developing an Art Portfolio” will take place on Friday, September 26, in the morning, and a complimentary traditional Mexican lunch will be included for those who volunteer to conduct the workshops.  The workshops will be designated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application and Fees

The cost for a college or university to participate in the fair is $200 USD.  This money helps with the expenses of the fair and, even more importantly, goes towards a scholarship fund for graduating seniors. We hold an essay contest in April to determine who will receive one of the three scholarships awarded.  Checks need to be payable to: The American School Foundation, A.C.  We cannot accept credit card payments, money orders or wire transfers.

Checks can be sent to:
The American School Foundation, A.C.
Attn: College Fair
Sur 136 #135
Col. Las Americas
México D.F. 01120


Sending Materials in Advance

You may send materials via air mail or courier service.  Please note that you will be responsible for extra duty charges if incurred.  Please be sure to clearly mark your boxes with the name of your institution and COLLEGE FAIR.

The mailing address is:
The American School Foundation, A.C.
Attn: College Fair
Sur 136 #135
Col. Las Americas
México D.F. 01120

Arriving in Mexico City

Once passing through immigration and customs at the Mexico City airport, or for domestic flights, once picking up your luggage, you will need to walk to any given taxi stand to pre-purchase your cab fare.  There are around five different cab companies leaving from the airport and all are completely safe.  Make sure you have the address where you will be going ready to show the taxi stand attendant.  Cab fare from the airport to the Polanco neighborhood will cost around 200 pesos.  Unless you are traveling in a group, do not let the attendant charge you for a minivan or suburban; all of the taxi companies have sedans that have more than enough for one or two people plus luggage.

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Bus transportation will be provided on Friday, September 26 and on Saturday, September 27 from the J.W. Marriott to ASF and back again.  The pick-up times will be:

Friday, September 26

8:45 a.m. J.W. Marriott (Polanco) => ASF

12:45 p.m. ASF => Eton School

Saturday, September 27

9:25 a.m. J.W. Marriott (Polanco) => ASF

2:15 p.m. ASF => J.W. Marriott (Polanco)

Recommended Hotels

The J.W. Marriott will have a "room block" for university representatives participating in the ASF College Fair.  The special rate of $272.51 USD (including tax) will be available from Tuesday, September 23, checking out on Sunday, September 28.  The rooms go fast so it is encouraged to reserve as soon as possible and the special rate expires on Wednesday, September 18! 
Contact information for reserving at the J.W. Marriott:

Rosal Linda Cárdenas
phone: (52.55)
E-mail: rosalinda.cardenas@marriotthotels.com

Click here for the reservation link!

Recommended Restaurants

There is an endless list of delicious restaurants to try in Mexico City.  To narrow down your list, or maybe even to start your list, I recommend travel websites like:




And in Spanish:


Rachel Dillon.,
Apr 7, 2014, 9:51 AM
Rachel Dillon.,
Mar 12, 2013, 1:18 PM