Universidad del Este Main Campus located in Carolina, PR
UNE has engaged in its internationalization program by expanding its curriculum, faculty and student exchanges, visits abroad, collaborations with universities worldwide, international conferences, and visits from dignitaries, scholars, and business professionals. The goal of UNEâs internationalization program is to exchange ideas and develop projects that contribute to a better quality of life as it strengthens the economic, social, and cultural progress of Puerto Rico.
Through the award winning and prestigious International School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (ISTHM), UNE is earning worldwide recognition. Equipped with first class resources and advanced technology, ISTHM is training professionals to contribute to the economies of Puerto Rico, the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America. The School has already established collaborative alliances with major universities in the U.S. and Latin America.
Student Exchanges and Internships
As part of its efforts to expose students to international experiences, UNE has developed a program of student exchanges and internships. In the study abroad program, UNE has sent students to universities and institutions in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, and Asia. ISTHM also sponsors student exchanges with professional organizations worldwide, most recently, with the Liceo Hotelero y de Turismo del ArchipiÃ©lago, in Guadaloupe.
To advance their knowledge and professional experience, UNE students have participated in internships and research programs in universities, public organizations, and multinational private companies such as: Penn State University; Purdue University; Madison University; University of Iowa; University of Minnesota; Ohio State University; Arizona State University ; Ohio State University ; the National Institutes of Health; Federal Bureau of Investigations; U.S. Department of Agriculture; Procter & Gamble ; and Disney World, among other renown institutions.
Exchanges of Visiting Faculty and Researchers
UNE promotes exchanges of visiting faculty and researchers. Through these exchanges the University is participating in research projects on a global scale and has welcomed professors from the U.S., Latin America, Europe, and Caribbean. At ISTHM, visiting chefs have provided international insights to the curriculum, while the School of Sciences and Technology has hosted professors from Costa Rica and Spain.
UNE students and faculty are encouraged to travel and obtain personal knowledge of the economy, culture, and society of other countries Trips to Dominican Republic, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Holland, and Finland have provided an international perspective to UNEâs academic community members as part of their educational development.
Other trips organized by ISTHM have provided students with the opportunity to learn firsthand about the culinary delights of Spain, Italy, and France, where the gastronomy of each nation was studied, vineries and food processing plants were visited, as well as museums and restaurants. Students also participated in the seminar âHow to Become a Master Chocolatierâ with the international chef Jean-Pierre Wybauw.
Visits from Foreign Dignitaries and Conferences
UNE regularly hosts educational conferences and events with distinguished international speakers and leaders. The Distinguished Ambassadors Conferences have brought to the university representatives from Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Argentina, Chile, Spain, and Hungary.
Agreements, Alliances, and Networks
UNE is consistently strengthening its international ties with major universities and global institutions; with these organizations it has established agreements, alliances, and networks of collaboration, which include faculty exchanges and research and development projects.
As a result, a greements have been signed with Universidad EARTH, Costa Rica; Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Peru; Universidad TecnolÃ³gica de PanamÃ¡; Universidad de Huelva, Spain; and FundaciÃ³n Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER), in Barcelona, Spain, making UNE the newest member from Puerto Rico to become a part of the global network of FUNIBER institutions.
UNE participates in an agreement that was entered by Ana G. MÃ©ndez University System with Universidad del Salvador, in Argentina, to exchange faculty, students, research projects, library materials, and distance learning programs; f urthermore, UNE has been cultivating relationships with Universidad de Santiago de Chile and Universidad Santo TomÃ¡s, in Chile, which are expected to produced agreements of collaboration.
International colaborations Universidad del Este
Universidad de Huelva, EspaÃ±a
Escuela de Agricultura de la RegiÃ³n Tropical HÃºmeda (EARTH), Costa Rica
Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, PerÃº
Universidad de El Salvador, Argentina
Universidad Nacional de San Marcos, PerÃº
FundaciÃ³n Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER), EspaÃ±a
Universidad TecnolÃ³gica de PanamÃ¡, PanamÃ¡
College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Ohio State University, Estados Unidos
NOVA Southeaster University, Fischler Graduate School of Education and Human Services