International Students

The Universidad de la Frontera has received more than 300 students from different countries and continents. In this section we show some of their experiences.

Luis Antonio Mota, México

Mechatronics Engineering in Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

“I chose this university because at a Latin-American level, Chile has one of the first places in technological development and also because this university has an agreement with mine. I also chose Temuco because is a small city and it’s very easy to get adapted, also because I want to know part of the Chilean culture, live new experiences and make friends. My expectations here are learning more and also share what I know and learn from others what they know to take new experiences to Mexico.”

Ivonne Lopez, Yasmina Lopez, Claudia Ordorica y Cristabel Canedo, México

Social Work in Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa

“Being at the Universidad de la Frontera was a unique and enriching experience at a personal and professional level that we would live again for sure if it were possible. We can say that living in Temuco was a dream came true, we learnt a lot of things, not only of the career we are studying, but also about everyday life in this beautiful place. We saw its amazing landscapes and we met incredible people that became a very important part in this experience and that will stay forever in our memories.”

Verena Koch, Alemania

International and Development Social Work in Universidad de Coburg

“ I hope to know about the social reality of this district. That’s why I am organizing myself to be able to have some practical hours out of the academy. I chose the UFRO for its program. The Social work career program has a work focus with communities in the social context of the Región de la Araucanía and that’s what caught my attention in the first place.”

Cédric Bron, Francia

Bachelor’s degree in Science in  Lasalle Beauvais University

“I am 19 years old and I’m here for a third year semester, I do the half in France and one semester here.  I a lot of expectations about UFRO, and my new partners.  I like to discover and try not to have prejudices before going out. I hope this will be an experience for my life in an academic and personal way”

Mireia Bongard, España

Medicine en la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

“I came to the UFRO because it has an agreement with my university and because it is located in a small city and I really wanted to live in a city like Temuco. Besides, I felt attracted to the Mapuche culture that you find around and also to have contact with other types of medicine, not only the conventional, I think it is really interesting.”

Brenda de Jesús Bruno, México

Bachelor’s degree in Public Health in Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas De Hidalgo

“What I have liked the most of Temuco it is its nature and geography, I had the opportunity to travel and discover a wide variety of beautiful landscapes, Chile has everything. I fell in love with the south, with its kind and lovely people, its tasty wine, its typical dance the cueca, its gastronomy, its Chilean idioms, its culture, traditions, getting to meet the Mapuche people and knowing its work as craftsmen.”