The Catholic University of Murcia celebrated the Welcome Ceremony to the students taking part in exchange programs such as Erasmus, Iberoamérica, Sciences Without Borders and Overseas. More than 200 international students, coming from more than 70 countries such as Mexico, Brazil, United States, Vietnam, the Netherlands or Italy, joined in the event that officially opened their academic year.
In the ceremony intervened José Luis Mendoza, UCAM’s president, who highlighted how important are research, sports and evangelization to the Institution, and further encouraged the students to become professionals willing to improve our society. Pablo Blesa, vice dean of International Relations and Communication, also insisted on the importance of the internationalization in the university formation, for the professional experience it can bring as well as for the learning of a language and for the discovery of a new culture.
During the act, the students also had the opportunity to learn more about the various extracurricular activities they can take part in during their stay such as volunteering or sports, as well as the two owned-teams of UCAM - the UCAM CF and UCAM Murcia CB-, the Superior School of Languages of the University, and the department of Institutional Relations.
Flavia comes from Portugal to study Occupational Therapy. It has been a month since she arrived on the Campus of Los Jerónimos, just like Edgar, student of Civil Engineering coming from Mexico, for whom this experience has been very positive. “Teachers take good care of us and the rest of the students are really nice”, he ensures. Flavia highlights the quality of the teaching imparted at the Catholic University of Murcia, which convinced her to complete her formation in that institution.
UCAM welcomes each year more and more students coming from all over the world; this year, they will be more than 2.000 international students in total to follow classes here, enhancing the internationalization of the Institution.