UD Lays Groundwork for Student Exchange with Universities in Spain, Peru, Chile
The University of Dallas has signed an articulation agreement with Spain's Universidad
Catlica de vila (UCAV) that clears the way for the two institutions to begin undergraduate
and graduate cooperative programs this fall. In addition, the University of Dallas
recently established agreements with Universidad ESAN (Peru) and Universidad de Concepcin
(Chile) that formalize the universities' intents to explore joint opportunities for
academic and cultural cooperation.
As a result of the UCAV agreement, undergraduate students of the private, Catholic
university's International Business and Management Program will be able to study abroad
at the University of Dallas during the spring semesters of their sophomore and senior
years, and University of Dallas faculty will teach summer classes in vila. UCAV undergraduate
students will live on campus with University of Dallas undergraduates. University
of Dallas courses will be taught in English.
In addition, the two universities have formed a cooperative graduate program in which
UCAV graduate students are eligible to apply for admission into the University of
Dallas MBA Program upon earning UCAV's master's degree of internationalization enterprises
and foreign trade or directly following completion of their undergraduate degree.
"From one Catholic university to another, I am pleased to welcome these students to
the University of Dallas and to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, one of the fastest
growing economies in the U.S.," said President Thomas W. Keefe.
The university is also exploring opportunities to collaborate with ESAN, a university
accredited by the Assocation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International),
and Universidad de Concepcin by exchanging students and faculty for study and research,
sharing curriculum development ideas and establishing cooperative degree programs.
"We're excited about this opportunity to increase global awareness of our institutions
and form new partnerships that enhance our academic programs," said College of Business
Dean Robert Scherer. "Doing so would be much more difficult and costly without these
Image: President Thomas W. Keefe (fourth from right) and Dean Robert Scherer (right)
with UCAV officials in Avila, Spain.