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*The content and development of these programs and activities will depend on the evolution of the current

pandemic situation due to covid-19. We will keep you informed.*

At the UFV we offer specific integration activities for exchange students. Although UFV offers a great amount of activities along the semester, at the International Relations Office we have made a selection of those we believe will be of more interest for our exchange students:

MENTORING PROGRAM

It consists on 4 individual meetings with a UFV mentor to help you out with your exchange stay. The content of these meetings are: learning to look into things more deeply, getting to know one-self better, making the most of your stay by setting some goals you want to achieve, and being aware of the possibility of building a better world through your own existence. Free service. Contact: c.vilallonga@ufv.es. More info and application here.

 

 

BUDDY PROGRAM

We will put you in touch with a Spanish student that is willing to welcome you and meet international students. He/she will introduce you in Madrid’s life and customs and make sure you feel like at home in your new environment. Free service. Contact: c.vilallonga@ufv.es. More info and application here.

 

 

 

INTERCULTURAL PROGRAM

It consists on several day-trips and weekend trips to Spanish cities of interest: Toledo, Salamanca, Granada… With both Spanish and foreign students. There will also be a couple of activities in Madrid, such as going to the cinema, to see the Opera at the Royal Theatre, etc. We know how difficult it may be to start your life at a new city, this is why when we do trips we usually do group dynamics so we can “break the ice” and help you meet as many new students as possible. There will always be a tour guide that speaks both Spanish and English so everyone can understand the explanations about the cities we visit. Regarding the price, we work hard for our students to pay as little as possible. At the Orientation Sessions we will let you know how to book your place for the different activities. Contact: c.vilallonga@ufv.es.

 

DRAMA FOR COMMUNICATION

3 hours/week at the UFV campus. This course is focused in acting exercises such as improvisations, concentration games, preparing short scenes, doing body training, too, in order to improve one’s own communication skills (expressing one-self, working with others, etc.) having fun. It’s a great way to meet both international and Spanish students. Free service. Contact: c.vilallonga@ufv.es. Apply here.

 

 

LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

Language support in Highlands Los Fresnos Primary School, Madrid. For English native speakers or students with a C2 English level. It consists on giving English conversation to primary school students 4 hours/week in the morning and organizing games for them during recess time. Duration: 10 weeks. More info here. Attendance is compulsory. Apply here.

Language exchange program with Spanish students. In process of being defined.

 

OTHER SEMESTER-LONG COURSES

From September to December we also encourage our students to join any of these courses, where they will get mixed with Spanish and international students:

Choir: Wednesdays from 12:00 to 16:00 – the student can choose which 2 hours from this schedule suits him/her best. Additionally, if the student participates in the final concert and the previous rehearsals, he/she will be able to get up to 1 ECTS. Attendance is compulsory. Apply by sending an email to: aculturales@ufv.es.

Spanish drama group: Wednesdays from 12:00 to 14:00. Students will prepare a drama piece in order to act it out at the University in December. You can join this group not only to act, but also to help our with the lights, the costumes, etc. Attendance is compulsory. Apply by sending an email to: aculturales@ufv.es.

Debates club: Wednesdays from 12:00 to 14:00. Requirements will be soon published. Attendance is compulsory. Apply by sending an email to: aculturales@ufv.es.

UFV’s radio station: 1 hour per week, students can choose their schedule noting the programs run from Monday to Thursday from 15:00 to 18:00. Attendance is compulsory. Apply by sending an email to: aculturales@ufv.es.

Volunteering: There are volunteering activities along the semester about which you’ll be able to know in September. There is no stable program, but many punctual initiatives. In order to access to this information you shall enter in “Aula Virtual” once you’re at UFV. A students can obtain up to 0,75 ECTS per semester. Apply by sending an email to: aculturales@ufv.es.

You can check here about more cultural activities or write to aculturales@ufv.es.