IAESTE Colombia's Newsletter N°. 4

IAESTE Colombia participated at the Annual Conference

 

The sixty-ninth Annual Conference organized by IAESTE is an event each year in which the member countries of the organization get together with the main objective to exchange offers to students from around the world to have the opportunity to have a professional paid internship; This year the event was in Prague, Czech Republic, from January 22 to 28.

It was attended by about 260 delegates from 80 countries, where in addition to the exchange of placements, a couple meetings were held, where IAESTE has been motivating the management of the previous year, and in turn, new goals were outlined for 2016.

IAESTE Colombia's participation this year had a distinctive feature. After Brazil, Colombia was the second country in Latin America to bring a greater number of offers to exchange during the event. Containing a total of 80 deals, this means that the same number of students will have the opportunity to make their internships paid abroad and Colombia is also expected to receive foreign students in Colombian universities that are part of IAESTE.

IAESTE Colombia events

On February 15 at the University of Ibague, the Day of socialization of IAESTE offers 2016 was carried out to assign Colombian universities that are part of the Association; the offers were exchanged during the Annual Conference in the Czech Republic. In this space involving 12 university delegates, who knew the activities that took place at the annual conference, the topics they went further, as well as information on “how to make an application process” to achieve greater effectiveness in performing applications from students.

This event was a time to give recognition to universities who joined the Association in Colombia over the past year, we welcome them to IAESTE and we´re looking forward to working effectively and collaboratively to strengthen the work and to allow more students to have an international experience.

Universities that participated: Universidad Santo Tomas Bogotá, Universidad EAFIT, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana sede Bucaramanga, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Cali, Corporación Unificada de Educación Superior sede Bogotá, Universidad Católica de Manizales, Universidad de la Sábana, Universidad del Valle, Universidad Santo Tomas sede Tunja, Escuela de Administración y Mercadotecnia y la Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia.

 

Strategy 2020 posters shared at the Annual Conference

Those of you lucky enough to be at the AC in Prague will have seen the many Strategy 2020 posters displayed outside of the general conference room.The purpose of the posters was to share with each our engagement with the Strategy 2020, to let each other know what's happening in our countries and to exchange ideas about how to implement it.

As the room at the conference in which the posters were displayed was quite cramped and not ideal, we do not want the wonderful efforts of the countries to go unnoticed, so we have decided to share with you all the posters in each newsletter.

To start us off you can find here the posters from A.s.b.l. and Alumni. Each newsletter going forward we will share two country posters. And remember, once you've seen them, feel free to get in touch with the poster's creators in order to start discussions on their content!

Bruce Wicks

Alumni & Communications Manager

IAESTE A.s.b.l.

 

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