First edition of ISLA’s internship program


The first edition of ISLA’s internship program took place between 10th December 2014 – 10th February 2015.


For the first edition of ISLA’s online internship program were enrolled 22 students, coming both from Europe and Latin America and Caribbean, namely from Romania, Chile, Mexic, Spain, Italy and Norway.



Nume/Name/Nombre/Nom/Nome Universitate/ University/Université/Universidad/Universidade Oras/City/Ville/Ciudad/Cidade


Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Andreea Oana Marian Babeș Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Antonio Barat Burni University of Veracruz Veracruz
Assunta Cecere Universidad Autonoma de Madrid Madrid
Bedmar-Moldovan Alina-Rodica Babes Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Bianca Marcoci Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Cristina Elena Buleu Babes Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Diego Pavez Contreras Universidad de Santiago de Chile Santiago
Elena Buda Høgskolen I Buskerud og Vestfold Tønsberg
Felipe Garcia Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez Juarez
Ioana Tudoran Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Jonathan Reyes Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez Juarez city
Julio César Ponce Mendoza Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez Ciudad Juárez
Kevin Cabrera Instituto Tecnologico De Estudios Superiores De Monterrey Chihuahua,


Lup Oana Lavinia Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Mariela Vasquez Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez Ciudad Juarez,


Mihaela Cernei Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Preda-Stefan Alexandra Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Raluca-Valeria Lupșan Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Sheila Georgiana Pop Babes Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Tătar Daniel Paul  Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca
Văidean Horia Tudor Babeș-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca


Dear colleagues, friends and students,

It was our pleasure to launch the internship program in order to foster regional cooperation between European Union and Latin America and Caribbean. The program targeted young people, students, both from European and Latin American countries.

This first edition brought together a diverse group of 22 promising young students from Chile, Mexic, Italy, Spain, Romania and one non-EU country, Norway, all of them having strong interested in Latin American Studies.

Traditionally, an internship is seen as a connection between academia and labor work. By introducing the cultural dimension, relevant not only for the future career of the students, but affecting also the future cooperation perspectives between the two region, our program provoked attention of the participating young people because it offered them a new vision about the EU-LAC relations through an innovative way of working by using the advantages of online communication to undermine the geographic barriers. This approach allowed not only gaining practical experience, but also fruitful discussions and networking.

Due its frameworks providing a platform from training, exchange of knowledge, ideas and experience, this internship program and its follow-up activities will be mutually beneficial for the us, as organizers and for participants, but also for a variety of stakeholders, including future candidates and interns.

Last but not least, I want to express my gratitude to our firsts 22 interns for their work and the seriousness manifested and to invite all students interested in Latin American Studies to join our program.


Iordan Gheorghe Barbulescu

Director of ISLA

For detailed information, please consult the brochure of the first edition.