BU (Bournemouth University) opened its doors recently to students from Mato Grosso, a large state located in west-central Brazil. The visit is part of an on-going exchange programme that aims to strengthen educational opportunities between the UK and Brazil.
Students who made the long journey from Brazil to the UK were given a guided tour of BU’s campus, led by the International Marketing and Student Recruitment department. During the tour, the students were shown the facilities available across Talbot Campus and engaged in a Q&A about studying and living in Bournemouth.
The visit was organised in collaboration with the British Embassy in Brazil and the Department of Education in Mato Grosso. Bruno Rafeal Seolin Da Silva from the Department of Education in Mato Grosso, said: "Our students and I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude for your exceptional leadership during the guided tour of BU. I am confident that this experience served as a pivotal moment in their educational journey, significantly fortifying the academic ties between the UK and Brazil."
Andrew Bird, Head of International Marketing and Student Recruitment at BU, who organised the guided tour said: "We are deeply honoured to have welcomed students from Mato Grosso to our campus. This educational exchange has strengthened our commitment to fostering international partnerships and providing transformative experiences for students worldwide."
BU is home to over 17,000 students from over 140 countries. There are many benefits to studying abroad including travel opportunities and learning new cultures and languages. Along with the benefits to the individual student, it has been recognised as promoting international collaboration, as students, academics and the wider community learn from the exchange of ideas and cultures.
For inquiries about future educational exchange opportunities, please contact [email protected]