Norwegian student experience exchange

By. Josselyn Flores

The University of the Autonomous Regions of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast URACCAN, in its walk in processes of internationalization of intercultural higher education, has been working on a mobility program from the area of external cooperation, through (ERASMUS) with the University (NTNU), Norwegian University of Science and Technology, with the aim of exchanging experiences in the topic of public and mental health.

Visit to the enclosure.

The framework of this project at the Bluefields campus is being visited by NTNU teachers and students, who will be for a period of two months conducting their health practices specifically in disease prevention.

In the same sense, teacher Ivania Garth, an IMTRADEC-URACCAN assistant, detailed that they are providing accompaniment to students, who have already visited some institutions such as the Psychosocial Care Centre (CAPS), as well as coordinating activities they will carry out on the premises and in places that provide psychological health assistance in the city of Bluefields.

Exchange with URACCAN students.

Teacher Ilenia García, coordinator of the area of external cooperation at Bluefields, emphasized the importance of this project for intercultural higher education, the advantages of sharing knowledge and doing from other contexts, which is why soon students and teachers from this higher education house will be traveling to Norway, as part of the knowledge exchanges with NTNU University.

"We believe that they are important opportunities for academic mobility that allows us to meet our students different contexts, and to obtain experiences to replicate on the Caribbean Coast." Detailed

According to García, it is also important for this university to highlight the work that has been done on the subject of physical and mental health since the model of traditional medicine carried out by URACCAN, through the areas of education and professionalization, to students and teachers as much as the accompaniment that is done in indigenous peoples.

"This meeting with students in Norway is important, because they are knowing the work we have done and the experiences that have been developed in the field of physical and mental health, through students of psychology, nursing and intercultural medicine," he concluded.