– Each year the number of students who want to go abroad to study for a period of time are increasing, says Malin Henriksson, international coordinator at the Department of Health Sciences.
Efforts to increase the internationalization of the department has been actively going on for some years. It is a slow process to build international contacts, but today are various international exchanges performed in most programs.
–This work is progressing and there is much left to do. We are working on many fronts, and the goal is that international aspects should be a natural feature in all programs at the institution, continues Malin Henriksson.
Evening of Inspiration
Each semester an International evening is held to inspire interested students with presentations of other students experiences. One of those who came to listen to the presentations was Ronny Petersson, who is studying at the nursing program.
– I am really eager to engage in care abroad. I clearly was inspired by all lectures and presentations.
International studies at home ground
In the international work is also the possibility of conducting international studies without going abroad planned. There are projects carried out at home with students from other countries. In the Occupational therapy program already ICC @ Home excits, a project carried out by students from different countries. All programs are working to implement this and are at different stages. Shortly, Malin Henriksson and education leader Malin Olsson are going to Slovakia to create contacts for the nursing program.
To recieve international students, long-term efforts are in progress to offer courses in English.
– There is work left to do, because the courses and training plans need to be revised, but eventually it is happening. We are working on many different fronts to enhance the international cooperation, says Malin Henriksson.