Introduction

Universidad Complutense de Madrid is a truly international Higher Education Institution with students and staff from over 40 different countries and more than 11 languages used on campus. In this line, the UCM has developed the Plan for Curricular Internationalization: a strategic and holistic plan that aims at making this international experience more visible and accessible to a wider number of stakeholders by:

 Adopting an international vision of the university that, in addition to mobility, gradually encourages curricular internationalization on campus

 Including international and intercultural competences in learning outcomes

 Cooperating with transnational partners worldwide in international networks and projects

 Using English as a lingua franca (and gradually other foreign languages) in courses/degrees, and other academic activities as a way to: 

 Enhance our students’ foreign language competence and international curriculum

 Improve their international profile and future employability

 Attract an international and talented staff and student population