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Andes+ to Alps: Opportunities for Students [Spanish and English]

20/07/2021 16:00 17:00

Conéctate A+ Event

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Conéctate A+ is a network of researchers and institutions interested in deepening the interdisciplinary, rigorous, and comparative analysis of top-priority problems linked to ecosystems, climate change, health, and sustainable development in the Tropical Andes – Central America region (Andes+). Conéctate A+ seeks to promote bilateral academic exchange between the Andes+ region and Switzerland. This webinar will help students in the Andes+ region discover study and scholarship opportunities in Switzerland. 

Randy Muñoz, a PhD candidate at the University of Zürich, will talk about his experience applying for scholarships and the challenges and opportunities of living abroad, in particular, in Switzerland. Sedef Biçer, an International Scholars Advisor at the University of Zurich, will share Swiss scholarship opportunities for students from the Andes+ region. Henriette Graf, an Exchange Coordinator at the University of Bern, will present the key attraction points of UniBE, exchange opportunities and requirements, and next steps for interested students.

Date: 20 July 2021 | Time: 16:00-17:00 CEST | Location: Online

Welcome | Gabrielle Vance, MRI
Introduction to Conéctate A+ | Alexandra Garcés, CONDESAN
The Student Experience | Randy Muñoz, University of Zurich
Swiss Scholarships | Sedef Biçer, University of Zurich
Exchange Opportunities | Henriette Graf, University of Bern

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In order to participate, please complete the registration form below before 19 July 2021. Upon registration, you will receive a Zoom webinar link and passcode automatically, along with a copy of your responses. You will also receive the link again prior to the lecture. For any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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