The International Relations Office (DRI) of Univates gathered last Thursday, the 13th, the students who will hold a semester of studies abroad in 2017B. In all, 46 students will study at 14 universities in eight countries: Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Macau and Portugal. The meeting was also the moment for the students' families to know each other and the staff of the institution.
During the event, the dean Ney José Lazzari spoke to the students and their families about the process of transformation into university, stating that the internationalization also benefits from this change of status, since abroad, because there are no university centers, the recognition of Univates will be even larger. "We want our students to go around the world to qualify themselves and be connected to the world, returning to the region with new perspectives," he said.
The Director of International Relations, Viviane Bischoff, also presented the technical-administrative team responsible for attending students and families during the exchange. "We are here whenever you or your children need and for the most diverse issues", Viviane told the parents.
Speaking about parents, the mother Neusa Beatriz Castro de Moraes accompanied her daughter Júlia Moraes Silva, who will embark for Portugal soon. "I am a little apprehensive, but we have to think that it will be important for the future and this moment here at Univates gives us more assurance and the guarantee of the Institution. That way, I feel more confident", said Neusa.
About the experience of studying abroad, Júlia already did a test-drive while taking a language course for 35 days in the United States. "That experience just made me want to do more. So the expectations are good and I'm excited to do the exchange during my Undergraduate Program, because education is different in each country and this fascinates me", said the student of Architecture and Urbanism.
More information can be obtained from DRI by the email email@example.com or by the telephone 51 3714-7019.
Text: Nicole Morás
Translation: Makeli Aldrovandi