Murcia among the 15 best Erasmus cities
According to popular global travel website, Skyscanner, Murcia is one of the preferred destinations for Erasmus students.
Tue, 31/03/2015 - 14:25
Since its implementation in 1987, the Erasmus program has facilitated travel and study abroad for millions of students from more than 30 European countries, involving exchanges between thousands of universities around the continent. The most recent development is that this programme will soon be expanded to the five continents: thus giving students the opportunity to study abroad not only in Europe, but all over the world!
According to Skyscanner, a leading global travel search site, Murcia in among the 15 best Erasmus destinations.
Murcia is one of the youngest cities in all of Spain and thanks to its three university campuses: Los Jerónimos (UCAM), Espinardo (UMU), La Merced (UMU) the average age of its population is young, and everything in the city seems to be made to students measure.
The cost of living is much lower than in other European cities and the atmosphere a lot more effervescent: the taste of a semester in the heart of Southern Spain always wins over the hearts of students.
The number of international students at UCAM's campus continues to increase every year, with foreign students from all corners of the planet now making up more than 10% of the total student body. This semester UCAM has welcomed students from 100 different countries, for example Norway, Kazakhstan, USA, Holland, Italy, India, China, UK , Philippines, Zimbabwe, Iran, Nepal, Jordan, Korea, Vietnam, Ukraine, Egypt, Croatia, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, China, among others.
The Catholic University of Murcia counts on 250 renowned strategic international partners, among which are several leading colleges and universities from 100 different countries, including UC Berkeley, Stanford, NTU (Nanyang Technological University), NUS (National University of Singapore), and Università degli Studi di Bologna. With these partners UCAM has established exchanges of students, staff and professors, joint degrees and many other kinds of academic and research collaborations.
Other popular Erasmus destinations mentioned in the article are: Lisbon, Valencia, Padua, Alicante, Lille, Brussels, Berlin, Gent, Oslo, Utrecht, Dublin, Lund, Copenhagen and Edinburgh.