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Thursday, October 30, 2014

SU President Advances Global Partnerships in Spain

global partners SALISBURY, MD---Advancing collaboration and global partnerships, Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach recently met with Dr. Adelaida de la Calle Martín, the Rector of the University of Málaga in southern Spain.

The two leaders discussed topics including faculty collaboration on teaching and research, study abroad opportunities for SU students in Spain, and English language offerings for University of Málaga students in Salisbury.

The meetings in Spain followed a visit by Martín and Dr. Carlos de las Heras, Málaga’s vice rector for institutional relations, to Salisbury in spring 2014.

SU and the University of Málaga, located along the Mediterranean Sea, have collaborated on various initiatives since 2001. Nearly 200 SU students have studied abroad for summer sessions or during the academic year, making Málaga SU’s most active study abroad partner in the world.

In 2012, the University of Málaga began sending graduates from its M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Spanish Philology and Teaching Spanish to Foreigners to Salisbury as visiting lecturers in the Department of Modern Languages. SU has hosted four of these scholars.

Dudley-Eshbach and SU students Dudley-Eshbach also visited with SU students who are currently studying abroad at Málaga, a large public university of just over 40,000. They also were joined by two SU alumnae, Emma Kobylenski ’11 and Meredith Meads ’12, who studied abroad in Málaga during their undergraduate careers. Kobylenski and Meads currently live and work in the surrounding Andalucía region.

Pictured above, from left, are Patricia Benavides, director of institutional relations; Dr. Gaspar Garrote, director of International Spanish Center; Dudley-Eshbach; Martín; Dr. Carlos de las Heras, vice-rector for institutional relations; and Dr. Brian Stiegler, assistant provost for international education.  Also pictured is Dudley-Eshbach with students.

For more information, visit the SU Center for International Education website at


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