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More than 200 international students bid farewell to the university


With the academic year coming to an end, the university has celebrated its traditional 'Farewell Day', a ceremonial good-bye to the 200 international students who have studied a semester or a whole academic year, coming from universities all over Europe, the United States, South Korea, Taiwan, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Uruguay and Colombia. Diplomas and academic scholarships were awarded.

The Vice-Rector for Internationalisation, Ainhoa Uribe, and the international academic coordinator of the Faculty of Medicine, Begoña Jiménez, addressed the students during the meeting. In her speech, Uribe reminded students that this experience has been "one stop on your journey, full of emotions, hopes and dreams: a journey that does not end. It is time to return to the station. Some of you are very clear about your calling, but in other cases it is not so clear and you will have doubts about your destination." The Vice-Rector encouraged those in doubt, "let yourself be guided by courage, using your knowledge and ethical sense. Improving society depends on having the will to change things, to create the future, and this is in your hands."

Also speaking on behalf of their fellow students were Mario Criscenti, from the Università di Palermo, and Francesco Marra, from the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II; the Dutch students Elizabet Bakalova and Meagan Wouters, from the Stichting Haagse Hogeschool; Thibaut Allard, from the Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV; and Hugo Antonio Villalobos Romero, student at the Universidad Panamericana de Méjico, who recounted, with words of thanks, their stay and their experiences at the University. 

Palabras clave Farewell Day Internationalisation Students Mobility Erasmus