Tiradentes University (Unit) International Relations Office was inaugurated in 2009 with the aim of promoting Unit’s standing as a globally-minded institution. The Office guides students in accordance with current professional and academic standards in preparation for a globalized job market. Focused on coordinating academic agreements between students and international programs, International Relations is responsible for enabling study abroad opportunities, welcoming foreign students and professors, planning academic conferences, and promoting Unit through various forums, events and international conferences.
Redigida pela equipe de RI e com as fotos da equipe
Work hours: Monday-Friday, (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m) and (1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
Through various agreements and programs put in place to encourage academic mobility, the Offi ce of International Relations’s work has helped to develop successful partnerships, thereby increasing student and faculty exchanges. Between 2014 and 2016, some 250 students spent an academic semester abroad through various long-term programs. In conjunction with 60 universities in several countries, International Relations enjoys partnerships with institutions in Portugal, Spain, Mexico, as well as a growing relationship with Colombia, Italy, South Korea, and the U.S.
The Buddy Program intends to help with the transition and adaptation of international students while on our campus. This program is part of the International Relations Office, which promotes connections between overseas visitors and Tiradentes students. The goal is to provide social and academic support necessary to enhance the study-abroad experience for students while in Brazil. As soon as an international student or researcher arrives in Brazil, the Buddy, a person with an institutional link to Tiradentes University, and who is in a similar position to the visitor, will offer orientation regarding various aspects of campus and city life. The Buddy will help with academic matters, the organization of necessary documents, the securing of an optimal living arrangement. The Buddy will be available to introduce visiting students and researchers to the important places in the city, and, most importantly, ensure that our visitors have the best possible experience.
The Host Program consists essentially of a group of professors and students who have volunteered to make their homes available to international students and researchers coming to Brazil to study and work with us. The international student would have the benefit of living with a family who has agreed to receive international students. To stay in a family home can truly help the international visitors learn Portuguese more rapidly, understand Brazilian customs, as well as integrate themselves into the reality of our cities. In case appropriate hosts are not available or the visitor chooses an alternative arrangement, the International Relations Office will support their efforts to find satisfactory and secure residence.