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Central and South America

The Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in Mendoza is located in central western Argentina.

It has 12 faculties. Currently, the university has around 32,000 students, 4,200 lecturers and 2,500 staff members.

You can study in the fields of Fine Arts and Design, Basic and Technological Sciences, Social and Human Sciences, and Health.

 

Exchange in the subjects:

  • All degree programmes

 

Language of instruction:

  • Spanish

If you have are interested or have any questions, please contact the International Office at: international.office@uni-vechta.de or drop by during our office hours.

The Universidad Nacional del Litoral is located in the city of Santa Fe and has approximately 36,000 students.

It was founded in 1918 and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018.

 

Exchange in the subjects:

  • All degree programmes

Language of instruction:

  • Spanish
  • English

If you have are interested or have any questions, please contact the International Office at: international.office(at)uni-vechta.de or drop by during our office hours.

Porto Alegre, the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, is one of the largest cities in Brazil with approximately 1,400,000 inhabitants. Our partner university Pontifícia Universidade Católica doRio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) is located here.

Due to the Brazilian study structures, the exchange programme offers the possibility to combine studies and internship/placement abroad in only one semester. This way, you can get to know Brazilian academic life, but also, especially through the internship/placement, immerse yourself in Brazilian culture. Caipirinha and sunshine make you feel the Brazilians’ incredible joy of life, but you will soon realise that the country has much more to offer!

Requirements:

  • Enrolled at the University of Vechta
  • Knowledge of Portuguese
  • Only for students of the Bachelor Social Work and the Master Social Work

The application deadlines are as follows:

  • 1 May for the start of the semester in August
  • 1 December for the beginning of the semester in March

Please also have a look at the testimonials – Mareike Bengesser and Sanja Schlicht have each completed a semester at PUCRS and have recorded their impressions, experiences and adventures. Both students are also happy to answer further questions. Please contact the International Office for contact details.

Since 2018, PUCRS has offered many undergraduate courses in English  and there are also free Portuguese courses for exchange students.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the International Office at: international.office(at)uni-vechta.de or drop by during our office hours.

The Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais (PUC Minas) is a Catholic university in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. It was founded on 12 December 1958. PUC Minas offers courses and training programmes at various levels of secondary and tertiary education. Approximately 63,500 students are enrolled at the PUC.

 

Exchange in the subjects:

  • All degree programmes

Language of instruction:

  • Portuguese
  • English

The city of João Pessoa in the state of Paraíba has about 600,000 inhabitants. Among other things, the state university “Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB)” is located here.

In this exchange programme, you can choose from the diverse offer of the UFPB and gain insights into South American culture. Discover the sunshine mindset of the Brazilians and experience their joy of life, because Brazil has more to offer than just caipirinha, capoeira and sun. This programme offers you a unique experience.

Requirements

 
  • Enrolled at the University of Vechta
  • Participation in a three-semester language course
 
  

Degree programmes

 
  • All degree programmes
 
  

School placements
(teacher training programmes)

 
  • at a public or private primary school
 
  

Placements/Internships
(Gerontology)

 
  • Recreational facilities
  • Institutions for continuing education in old age
 
  

Practice placements
(Social Work/Education Studies)

 
  • Women’s projects
  • Social pedagogical facilities for children and young people
  • Orphanage
  • Art school
  • Facilities for disabled people
 
  

Special features

 
  • Preparatory course at the University of Vechta: Language and regional and cultural studies course
  • Support with all organisational matters by the Brazil team (Dr Sandkötter and students who have already studied in João Pessoa)
  • Help with finding host families and shared flats in João Pessoa
 

Are you interested in this exchange programme? Read more about the experiences and adventures of students of the University of Vechta.

If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact us:
Dr Stephan Sandkötter
Room: E 138 b
Phone: +49 (0)4441 15 293
E-mail: stephan.sandkoetter(at)uni-vechta.de

The Universidad Técnica del Norte is a relatively young state institution. It was founded in 1986 and now has more than 7,000 students. The range of subjects offered by the five faculties in the fields of Engineering in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Education, Science & Technology; Health Sciences; Engineering & Applied Sciences; and Economics and Administrative Sciences is primarily oriented towards the needs of the country, in particular those of the northern province of the country.

Exchange in the subjects:

  • All degree programmes

Language of instruction:

  • Spanish
  • English

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As part of the cooperation between the Universidad Técnica del Norte and the University of Vechta, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides financial support for students from the University of Vechta for the project “Education for Sustainable Development Goals – Capacity Building for Educators” (2021-2024).

This includes payment of flight costs (up to EUR 1,200) and a monthly travel allowance of EUR 500 for a maximum of five months.

Coordinator and contact person:

Prof. Dr Marco Rieckmann

Phone: +49 (0)4441 15 481

Email: marco.rieckmann(at)uni-vechta.de

The Gerardo Barrios University was founded in 1980. There are the following faculties at the university:

Faculty of Natural Sciences and Humanities

Faculty of Science and Technology

Faculty of Law and International Relations

Faculty of Engineering and Architecture

Faculty of Business Studies

Exchange in the subjects:

  • All degree programmes

Language of instruction:

  • Spanish
  • English

Universidad EAFIT is a private Colombian university in Medellín that offers 23 Bachelor’s degree programmes, 70 specialisations, 34 Master’s degree programmes and 6 doctoral degree programmes.

Exchange in the subjects:

  • All degree programmes

Language of instruction:

  • Spanish

Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla is a public university in Puebla, Mexico. As a renowned Mexican university, it offers its students not only good studying and research conditions, but also a diverse cultural programme. The university was founded in 1587 as the Colegio del Espiritu Santo and renamed Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in 1937. About 65,000 students are currently studying here.
BUAP has four campuses in Puebla: Centro Histórico, Salud, Ciudad Universitaria and Angelópolis. The administrative facilities are all located on the campus Centro Histórico in the city centre. Puebla (approx. 1.4 million inhabitants) is located at an altitude of about 2,000 m in Central Mexico and is about 1.5 hours from Mexico City. In 1987, the old town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Exchange in the subjects:

  • All degree programmes

Language of instruction:

  • Spanish
  • English

Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) is a public university in Mexico founded in 1974 by the then President Luis Echeverría Álvarez.

The university was established in a decentralised manner at the locations Azcapotzalco, Iztapalapa and Xochimilco. Later on, another unit was opened in Cuajimalpa.

The university’s symbol is a black panther, which is also used by the football team in the Mexican league.

Exchange in the subjects:

  • All degree programmes

Language of instruction:

  • Spanish
  • English

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) in Mexico City was the first university in the country and is one of the largest universities in the Americas with over 300,000 students. UNAM is even one of the largest universities in the world, not only in terms of student numbers, but also in terms of the surface area. There are several museums, theatres, cinemas, an Olympic stadium and a separate bus system on the site. The centrally located university campus has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007.

Exchange in the subjects:

  • All degree programmes

Language of instruction:

  • Spanish
  • English

 

Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo is a public university. It offers degrees in economics, computer science, medicine, architecture and dentistry, as well as in several other academic subjects, mainly in humanities, natural sciences and arts. The UMSNH is located in Mexico City.

Exchange in the subjects:

  • All degree programmes

Language of instruction:

  • Spanish
  • English

The Universidad Católica del Uruguay

is located in Mondevideo. Currently, about 10,000 students are enrolled there.

 

Exchange in the subjects:

  • All degree programmes

 

Language of instruction:

  • Spanish
  • English
     

If you have are interested or have any questions, please contact the International Office at: international.office(at)uni-vechta.de or drop by during our office hours.