The University of Oviedo collaborates with the Principality of Asturias and with Cáritas Asturias to carry out cooperation placements in different countries in Latin America and Africa.
Students who benefit from the placement programme for cooperation for development projects have their travel expenses and the cost of their stay covered. In addition, the University of Oviedo accordsacademic recognition of this activityby awarding ECTS credits.
Students participating in the programme receive academic credit recognition and have their travel expenses and the cost of their stay covered.
Cooperation projects are carried out in different spheres such as education, health and action planning, so the required academic profiles are varied.
Cáritas Asturias is in charge of selecting the NGOs to participate in the programme and receive the students in the countries where they operate. Voluntary workers are also responsible for advising and training students before their departure.
The University organizes a series ofacts on the various campuses so that the students doing international cooperation placements can relate their experiences.