TROY – Troy University and the University of Iberoamerica, located in San Jose, Costa Rica, have formalized relations that pave the way for student, faculty and staff exchange between the two universities.
UNIBE is a university specialized in medical sciences. It has four colleges/schools: Medicine (which also offers a graduate degree in healthcare management); nursing (it also has critical care/trauma nursing); psychology (including graduate programs in education psychology, clinical psychology, forensic psychology, clinical neuropsychology), and pharmacy.
TROY Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., said the initial exchange program would result in health-sciences related exchange and could include programs for education students in the College of Education.
"We want our students to be competitive on a global scale, and exposure to cultures other than our own broadens perspectives," he said.
Study Abroad Director Orlando Pacheco, a native of Costa Rica, said no timetable has been set to begin exchange programs but that both universities would begin work on final planning soon.