*Original article in Spanish
AUSJAL through its Network of Academic Cooperation and Interinstitutional Relations (CARI), a group of counterparts of the association, presented last September 3rd the "AUSJAL Open House".
Facing the new challenges imposed by COVID-19, this initiative proposes alternative models of integration for "Internationalization at Home". During the three months of “Casa Abierta”, the Jesuit universities of Latin America will present their academic offerings to students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, present flagship projects and take virtual tours of campuses and cities that could become academic destinations for students in the network. The program seeks to promote the universities of AUSJAL as academic destinations to encourage both face-to-face academic mobility and the positioning of virtual exchange.
“Casa Abierta” began on Tuesday, September 8th and will offer 60 virtual spaces in charge of teachers, researchers, chefs, artists, members of the international relations offices and cultural centers of 20 AUSJAL universities located in 13 different countries.
Father Luis Arriaga, S.J., president of AUSJAL and rector of ITESO, Jesuit University of Guadalajara, gave an opening speech where he mentioned the importance of promoting alternative spaces for academic mobility. "This exchange will be an incentive to generate hope in the face of the discouragement that the pandemic brings and will also be an opportunity to create and strengthen the ties that bind us together," he said.
Opening Ceremony Casa Abierta