UD International Relations students abroad

Los estudiantes de tercer curso del Grado en Relaciones Internacionales han llegado a sus destinos para disfrutar de la estancia internacional a los largo del curso académico. Se encuentran en países tan diferentes como Alemania, Argentina, Chile, EEUU, Holanda, India, Inglaterra, Italia, Japón, Jordania, Polonia, Puerto Rico, República Checa, Rusia, Suecia y Turquía. Los objetivos de esta movilidad consisten en explorar un punto de vista alternativo de los estudios cursados, así como seguir desarrollando y consolidando las competencias del grado, como por ejemplo la competencia intercultural.

Hemos contactado con varios alumnos que nos han contado algunas de las peculiaridades de sus destinos y nos han enviado fotos y consejos para aquellos que vayan el año que viene. En general nos han comentado que la gente es amable y siempre está dispuesta a ayudar. Aquellos que se quedan en Europa (o Estados Unidos) recalcan el trabajo duro que supone estudiar en las universidades pero también el dinamismo y gran ambiente internacional. Los que han viajado a países con culturas más dispares a la nuestra, como India o Jordania, subrayan las diferencias culturales aunque aseguran que merece la pena vivir la experiencia, probar los platos típicos jordanos o ver animales de la selva mientras andas por la calle; y mucho, mucho ritmo caribeño. Les deseamos a todos una experiencia extraordinaria.

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 (Jordania al atardecer)

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(Nieuwe Kerk, Holanda)

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(Una playa en Puerto Rico)

My experience in Amnesty International

Unai Figueroa, Student of International Relations: My experience in Amnesty International

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We live in a world full of injustice and I am very aware of it. So the moment I wake up every morning, I feel an inner need that pushes me to express my solidarity with the weak, the vulnerable and all kinds of good causes and struggles for global justice. I feel a responsibility to publicly claim for everyone something as basic as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognized in 1948, statements I consider the heritage of mankind.

Amnesty International, commonly known as AI, is a non-governmental independent organization. It is a global movement present in over 150 countries and working for Human Rights and international treaties, such as the International Covenants on Human Rights, to be recognized and respected. Amnesty has more than 3 million members and supporters worldwide. The aim of the organization is to undertake research and take action to prevent and put an end to flagrant abuses of civil, political, social, cultural and economic rights, and seek justice for those whose rights have been violated.

To volunteer in it gives you the opportunity to be constantly abreast of the problems experienced by people regardless of where they live. We use all our might to try to show people the harsh reality, raising awareness through campaigns and collecting signatures. Contributing in whatever way, however small, is important and vital to help build a fair, egalitarian and caring society.

Joining the family of AI is a huge responsibility that I will always be carrying with pride. Being an activist of Amnesty International satisfies, in part, that obligation that oneself feels to cooperate. I say in part, because in the solidarity field, however much you move, it is never enough.