The International Relations Office (IRO - ORI in Spanish) dependent on the Vice-rectorate for Internationalization and Co-operation, is the focal point for Erasmus and visiting students and also for the students received within the framework of agreements and European and International programs. It co-ordinates the services for students coming from other universities and deals with student mobility programs on an overall basis. It gives the university community information and advice on different international co-operation programs in the Higher Education Area and collaborates in the setting-up and development of those international education actions in which the University takes part.
The IRO works in close relation together with the International Relations Coordinators at each Faculty or School. They are teachers that play the role of academic tutors to the students on the various degree and diploma courses who are taking part in the national and international exchange programs and play an essential role in the academic organization and success of student mobility experience.
The IRO is responsible for the organization of the Welcome and the Mentor programs and it is the reference service for all the administrative issues and procedures throughout the exchange period such as registration, record management and the issuance of stay certificates and transcripts.