A total of fifty international students from various countries will spend a semester at the European University of the Atlantic through the Erasmus+ mobility program.
The International Relations Office (IRO) welcomed students from countries such as France, Belgium, Holland, Czech Republic, Romania, Germany, Peru and Argentina who came to study different degrees at UNEATLANTICO. Thirty-four students will start classes between today and tomorrow while the rest will join later.
Laura Martín, administrative manager of the IRO, oversaw the new students to the classroom where they received a short presentation on Santander and the University Campus. She also provided them with information about the schedules, classes, and community rules.
Juan Luis Vidal, director of the IRO, encouraged the new students to take part in all the activities offered by the University, such as the theater class or those promoted by the Sports Service. He also spoke about the personal, academic, and work benefits that students who have participated in this type of program have, being “for most people, a life-changing experience”. Lastly, Juan Luis Vidal reminded the students that both the University and the IRO will be at their full disposal for any questions, concerns, or issues they may encounter.
Araceli Alonso, academic director of the degrees in Translation and Interpretation and Applied Languages, spoke to them on the language acquisition possibilities and the help they can receive from other students through the University’s Language Support Service (SAPLI, Spanish acronym).
The Erasmus Student Network (ESN) group, likewise, promoted the recreational and cultural activities carried out in the city.