CEMMENTI is a project between Canada and the EU. Through these exchanges with the Mediterranean, one could understand more migration experiences, their impact on nationalism, trans-nationalism and identity.

The university is involved in this EU project with other universities, including those of Bologna, Athens, York (Canada), Trent (Canada) and Prince Edward Island in a fully funded student exchange programme on the theme of migration.

A call for applications is being circulated for three students from the university to be selected to carry out an exchange period, as part of their degree studies, at a Canadian institution. In the case of undergraduate applicants, the period of exchange must start in September and end in December. Postgraduate students, on the other hand, may opt to choose to attend the second semester in Canada instead.

Course units taken at the host Canadian institution should include at least one dealing with migration experiences and multiculturalism. The rest can be taken in areas related to the programme in which the student is registered at the university.

The exchange programme is structured along the lines of the Erasmus Exchanges. This EU project seeks to strengthen Europe's cultural and academic links with universities outside the EU and forms part of the Erasmus Mundus Project.

Applications, in the form of an expression of interest, including the student's full contact details and title of course being followed at the university, should be submitted by Monday, June 19, at the secretary's office of the English Department Room 313 and addressed to Dr Clare Thake Vassallo. More information can be obtained from clare.thake-vassallo@um.edu.mt or the European Unit on 2340-2204.

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