73 students to begin academic mobility program in 2020/1

Pre-departure orientation brought outgoing mobility students together

10/12/2019 - 08h58

Photo: Camila Cunha

In the first semester of 2020, 73 students from various undergraduate programs will be studying at PUCRS’ partner universities outside of Brazil. The group will be leaving for 15 countries for an academic mobility program: Germany, Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Spain, United States, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, United Kingdom, Sweden and Uruguay.

At the pre-departure orientation on Thursday, Dec 5, the Office for International Cooperation team shared important information about the program and gave students high-quality orientation. The session was also attended by Psychology faculty Dr Valéria Thiers, who spoke about cultural shocks and the challenges that mobility programs poses.

Bridges to the world

Law School student Malu Vitória Facchinetto, chose Universidade de Coimbra, in Portugal, for the academic mobility program as the university is highly recognized in her area of studies. “Portugal helped to found Brazilian law and the mobility program gave me the chance to have an immersion into this country”, she celebrates.


Malu, Jéssica and Mariana / Photo: Mariana Haupenthal

On the other hand, School of Health and Life Sciences’ Psychology major Jéssica Santos Machado will be going to Universidade do Porto in 2020. “It is an opportunity to see what it is like to go to a different university. It will also give me the chance to grow as a person. I’m considering working on my Master’s or PhD abroad and this experience will contribute to this future plan”, she says.

Mariana Faccio Muller, a School of Technology’s Mechanical Engineering major, chose University of Parma, in Italy, as a destination for academic mobility. Of Italian descent, the student has always dreamed of living in the country and took advantage of the possibility to enroll in courses that could be transferred to her undergraduate program in Brazil as she lives her dream overseas.

Further information about academic mobility program can be found on the website or at the Office for International Cooperation, in Building 1, Office 110. The Academic Mobility team is also available at the following email address: [email protected].

Find out more about student’s host institutions next semester:

Country University
Germany Universität Tübingen

Bonn Universität

Universität Osnabrück

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Argentina Universidad Católica de Córdoba

Pontifícia Universidad Católica Argentina

Canada Dalhousie University

Concordia University of Edmonton

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Chile Universidad Mayor

Pontifícia Universidad Católica de Chile

Colombia Universidad de Los Andes
Spain Universidad CEU San Pablo

Universitat de Barcelona

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Universidad Lleida

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

Universidad de Jaén

United States Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
France Université Grenoble-Alpes

Sciences Po Aix

Italy Universitá degli di Studi Parma
Japan Sophia University
Mexico Universidad Marista de Guadalajara

Universidad Anahuac Mayab

Portugal Instituto Politécnico de Leiria

Universidade de Lisboa – ISEG

Universidade do Porto


Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa

Universidade da Beira Interior

Universidade de Coimbra

Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa

UK Newcastle University
Sweden Uppsala University
Uruguay Universidad Católica del Uruguay

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