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Two students from the Faculty of Medicine and one person from the administrative area will be able to do an exchange with the University of Graz, Austria, as part of the benefits that the scholarshipErasmus+awarded to CES University.

Erasmus + is a grant from the European Union for student, teacher and administrative mobility. People or European institutions with institutions from other countries can present to the calls. In our case, the CES University, through the Faculty of Medicine, was invited by the University of Graz to participate in the call in 2019 ”,explained Dinah Roll Vélez, coordinator of International Cooperation of the Office of Global Affairs.

One of the beneficiary students is Juliana Vélez Arroyave, a Medicine student in the 11th semester who will do her exchange in the months of March, April and May 2021.

My expectations are to recover German, to know how medicine is practiced in Europe, specifically how education is handled, the approach with patients and the mix of teaching and the profession of doctors in AustriaJuliana said.

The second medical student to be in Austria is Tomás Gómez Laverde, who recognized his interest in specializing in Austria and learning about the medical training that is taught.

I want to see how our profession develops in countries where technological resources are state-of-the-art and if there is much difference with medicine in Colombia, to know what is applicable to our country, and what of our training can be taken there”, Explained Tomás.

The coordinator Roll Vélez added that, as in 2019, the CES University again submitted to a second call in 2020. This allows it to increase the number of students and administrative staff that will travel to Austria: 2 students and one employee will do so in the first half of 2021, and the same number will have the possibility to do so in 2022.

In addition to the recognition from the University of Graz, this will allow them to do a rotation in 2 languages: English and German. Those chosen were selected for their excellent academic and attitudinal performance”, Highlighted Sara Carolina Bedoya Vélez, coordinator of Global Affairs Faculty of Medicine.

The University of Graz is the second oldest in Austria, at 435 years old, and among its student population 9.4% are foreigners. The scholarship includes travel and accommodation expenses.

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