UCJC students visit Garden City University in India as part of the Study Abroad Programme

Several students from University Camilo José Cela have been given the opportunity to travel to India for eight days as part of the Study Abroad Programme. The students visited the Bangalore campus of Garden City University (GCU), where they shared classes and activities with local students.

This programme consists of two phases, inbound and outbound. The inbound phase took place last June, when twelve students from Garden City University made a visited UCJC over several days, where they enjoyed a range of educational and fun days during which they were able to immerse themselves in our culture, history, language, dance traditions or diplomacy. In addition, they visited the most emblematic places in Madrid (such as Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace or the Prado Museum), Toledo and Segovia.

The outbound phase is precisely the one that took place last week in Bangalore, where twelve students from the UCJC School of Education and Health visited Garden City University to participate in several experiences and activities together with Indian university students.

The University Camilo José Cela students were able to attend classes on Indian history and culture and to get to know the streets of the city of Bangalore and the Pyramid Valley International Meditation Center, which allowed them to fully immerse themselves in the culture of the country.

In addition, they travelled to Mysore, where they visited their Royal palace, the Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary and took a boat on the Kaveri River. They also visited the Google Campus of Balgalore, studied the alternative medicines of Ayurveda and Unani, and visited several hospitals and schools in the area, where they were able to get to know the Indian medical and educational system.

UCJC’s Study Abroad Programme is testament to its commitment to internationality and aims to bring our students into contact with different cultures and traditions. The course features four modules: culture and traditions, education and humanities, health and social responsibility, and interpersonal skills and teamwork.

All the students’ experiences in India have been documented on the UCJC Facebook , Twitter and Instagram accounts.