Academic mobility guide Brazilian students
The Unis Group’s International Academic Mobility Program was created to provide qualification opportunities for its students and faculty through academic and professional experiences abroad.
The Unis Group, through the agreements signed with foreign higher education institutions, offers the mobility program, as well as receiving foreign students of different nationalities. This is a way to ensure the qualification, internationalization and insertion of Grupo Unis in the panorama of national and international higher education institutions.
This program offers, in particular to its students, the possibility of carrying out academic activities abroad in different modalities. The student may choose to carry out part of their undergraduate studies at an institution participating in the Program. This period can vary from one semester to one year, and on return the student may have the credits reused by their home institution.
The important thing is that the student can enjoy an international academic experience, combining personal experience with professional skills developed in another country. Insertion in a new culture, socializing with people of other nationalities, immersion in a foreign language ensure that the experience of leaving Brazil can be unforgettable and will mark the trajectory of academics, making them more competitive and better prepared for the challenges of global market.
Universities offer international academic mobility places for Unis Group students at the beginning of each academic semester for the subsequent semester.
In March/April and September/October, the vacancies offered by the partner universities are announced to all students through the Unis Group website, Social Networks (Facebook Unis international relations ) and also in classrooms.
How to participate
The student must access the Public Notices available on the Grupo Unis portal and register for the selection process, which will take place according to the information provided.
Locations of development
Students who apply for the Unis Group’s International Academic Mobility Program may choose between the partner institutions. You should also check if it offers the same undergraduate course as the home institution or at least that the course chosen for the exchange is in similar areas of knowledge.
The partner institutions allow academic mobility with subsequent use of studies studied abroad.
The International Academic Mobility Program authorizes students to stay from one semester to one year developing activities abroad. These activities must be approved by analyzing and matching the academic calendars, observing the differences in the start and end dates of the academic periods of the partner institutions. This must be observed so that the exchange does not interfere in a harmful way in the organization of the students’ academic life when they return to Brazil.
For the student to plan for the academic mobility period, the International Relations department provides a demonstrative calendar per continent in which the Unis Group has partnerships, based on offers that have already closed, however, it is important to point out that the offer of new vacancies for Academic mobility depends on partner availability. Thus, we count on possible changes in the period of offer of vacancies by our partner institutions.
Calendar of Universities in Europe
|1st||Starting at||End in January|
|2nd||Beginning in February||End in June|
Calendar of Universities in South America
|1st||Beginning in February/March||End in July|
|2nd||Beginning in August||End in December|
Calendar of Universities in North America
|1st||Beginning in August||End in December|
|2nd||Starting in January||End in May|
The exchange student must be aware that he is primarily responsible for the decision to participate in the International Academic Mobility Program and, therefore, must carefully observe all procedures for its implementation, from the choice of country, delivery of documents, to your return to Brazil.
The student’s main attribution is to understand that, as it is an absolutely individual process, each student must personally accompany the entire process, from the correct presentation of documents for enrollment in the exchanges, to the conclusion of the program and the presentation of the final reports, whether for the use of studies with credit transfer or not.
During the entire exchange period, the student is responsible for the decisions that are made, especially those that concern their academic life at the host institution.
The script of steps that must be observed by the student is:
- As soon as the International Academic Mobility Program Selection Notice is open, the interested student must do a thorough reading and pay attention to the registration deadline and test date.
- If a student is selected, he/she should immediately contact the Department of International Affairs for guidance on the necessary documents, such as: passport, visa, filling in the Unis Enrollment Form and Term of Commitment and filling in the documentation of the foreign institution. It is worth mentioning that each institution may request different procedures.
- Once the documentation is ready, the student must obtain the final opinion from the course coordinator, indicating the possibility of use of credits studied abroad upon return to Brazil. The documentation must be delivered to the Department of International Relations, always observing the deadlines for delivery of documents.
- When the exchange is authorized by the host institution, the student must organize himself for it, and participation is essential at the orientation meeting.
- The student must deliver the Application Form and the Term of Commitment duly completed and signed to the Department of International Relations.< /span>
- Upon arriving at the host institution, the student must appear at the international relations office in order to formalize their exchange and proceed with the registration regularization.
It is also the student’s responsibility to gather all the documentation related to the subjects studied abroad and that will be used by the home institution. Basically, the student must ask the host institution to provide the following documents, originals, on letterhead and duly signed:
- List of courses taken at the host institution
- Schedule of each subject – Assessment obtained
- Number of credits
- Time load
- During the exchange, the student is responsible for maintaining permanent contact with his/her home institution, in order to keep up-to-date information about the internship in which he/she is. , in particular, if any changes are made to the initial proposal. Communication must be made with the Department of International Relations.
- Upon returning to the country of origin, the student must contact the Department
International Relations Department and later appear at Sua Vez to request your return to the course and the use of the courses taken abroad, with the documents listed in the previous item.
General Requirements for Participating in the Program
All Unis Group students can participate in the International Academic Mobility Program. You just need to be regularly enrolled in a course at the institution and participate in the selection processes. However, Grupo Unis, with the aim of prioritizing the academic excellence of exchange programs, will observe that the student meets the following prerequisites:
- Be regularly enrolled in a course offered by Grupo Unis;
- Participate in the selection process;
- Proficiency in the language of the destination country (if requested by the host institution);
- Present an appropriate academic profile with the requirements to represent the institution abroad;
- To meet the specific requirements that may be requested by different foreign higher education institutions, such as, for example, knowledge exams in specific areas ;
- Be up to date with your financial situation with the Unis Group.
The student is fully responsible for organizing the documents that he must present both at the Unis Group and at the foreign higher education institution. The validity, legality and punctuality in the delivery of documents are the sole responsibility of the students, considering that they are personal and non-transferable documents.
The basic documentation that must be submitted to participate in the International Academic Mobility Program observes the following list:
- Updated graduation transcript;
- Term of commitment;
- Copy of passport;
- Proof of foreign language proficiency (when requested);
- Application form for participation in the International Academic Mobility Program;
- Study plan to be carried out at a foreign higher education institution.
Proficiency in Foreign Languages
Proof of proficiency in a foreign language may be a requirement of the foreign institution, therefore, when this is the case, the student must present it together with the other documents to the Department of International Relations, which will be forwarded to the host institution.
Term of Commitment
Every student applying to participate in the International Academic Mobility Program must be sure of the commitments he will be making with himself, but above all, with his institution and with his country. He will be constantly representing Grupo Unis while participating in the Program. To this end, the student is invited to sign a Term of Commitment, defining the obligations and responsibilities that he assumes to act correctly in the host institution, above all, taking advantage of the opportunities offered to him and multiplying the results, with a view to strengthening the exchanges. The student will be aware of the damages he will have if he has to leave the program, as well as the institutional damages that an inappropriate conduct can generate.
If you have any questions, suggestions or want to talk to the Unis Group’s International Relations team, you can contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message to our instagram at @Internacionalunis.
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