For more than three decades, Induction Days have been celebrated at the UGR in order to showcase the opportunities, resources and societies available to our student community. For the seventh year running—as part of these Induction Days—we will simultaneously hold our International Days, which will take place on 27 and 28 September.
The overall aim of the International Days is to boost student awareness of the wealth of opportunities available to them through our international mobility programmes. The event will provide practical information on the UGR’s 800+ partner universities—in over 60 countries—with which we maintain international mobility agreements.
During the event, students will have the opportunity to discover the exceptional variety of international mobility programmes supported by the UGR, which provides over 4,500 places in more than 60 countries every year. They will also receive practical advice on grants and funding, European projects, and international cooperation and volunteering initiatives offered through the UGR.
The Vice-Rectorate for Internationalization will provide an International Marquee with different stands representing the International Relations Office (IRO), Modern Languages Centre (CLM), Centre for Development Cooperation Initiatives (CICODE), and Confucius Institute. The Marquee will also host stands with country-specific information and the international mobility destinations currently available in 2018-2019.
International students who are currently enrolled at the UGR, together with local UGR students who have previously studied abroad, will volunteer at the International Days, giving essential advice to peers who are contemplating a mobility period abroad in 2018-2019 or in coming academic years.
The list of mobility destinations from which our students can choose is extensive: Albania, Argentina, Algeria, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cambodia, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United States, Venezuela, and Ukraine, to mention just a few.
Additionally, information sessions on our international mobility programmes will be held at our faculties and schools next week.
A key internationalization activity
The UGR continues to receive more incoming Erasmus students than any other European institution, a position it has maintained for over a decade. It also sends more students abroad on Erasmus exchange programmes than any other European university.
By offering international students top-class services like our Induction Days, International Days, and Mentor Programme, our University reinforces its reputation as a welcoming and cosmopolitan study destination and maintains its commitment to offering international students a unique and enriching experience.
Volunteer during the International Days
If you are interested in volunteering during the International Days, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Volunteer for International Days” before the 24 September, indicating the following information:
- Your full name
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Country of Origin
- The university you have studied at abroad
- Your availability (27 September from 09:30 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 20:30 and/or 28 September from 10:30 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 21:30)
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