EU/CANADA Project – CEMMENTI EU/CANADA Project – CEMMENTI: Canada Exchanges with the Mediterranean: Migration Experiences and their impact on Nationalism, Trans-Nationalism and Identity.

The University of Malta is involved in this EU Project involving the University of Bologna, the University of Athens in Europe, and York University (Canada), Trent University (Canada) and the University of 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 2006 and end in December 2006 since the winter semester in Canadian institutions runs from September to 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 Multicultualism. The rest can be taken in areas related to the programme in which the student is registered at the University of Malta. 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.

Students are encouraged to reply immediately. Applications, in the form of an expression of interest, which are to include student’s full contact details and title of course being followed at the University of Malta, are to be received by Monday 19th June. They are to be submitted at the office of the Secretary of the English Department, Faculty of Arts, Rm 313. The envelope should be clearly marked CEMMENTI and addressed to Dr Clare Thake Vassallo. The Student Selection Board will meet before the end of June.

Further information can be obtained from or the European Unit on Campus tel: 23402204.