In 2016, 58 undergraduates spent two weeks studying at at Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María in Chile, as part of the Global Greenwich Mobility Scholarship programme.

Now in its third year, the Global Greenwich Mobility Scholarship programme offers students the chance to widen their horizons by taking part in educational visits with partner universities across the world and is partly funded through a partnership between the university and Santander. Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María and the University of Greenwich are members of the Santander Universities scheme, an international network of institutions in 20 countries.

To ensure students from all backgrounds can take advantage of the opportunities the programme offers to study abroad, students who receive a full or partial maintenance or special support grant and those with limited international experience get priority. As a result, more than half of the students selected for the programme in 2016 came from these backgrounds.

The aim is to enhance foreign language development, support skills development and boost students' career prospects. Ansuyah Maharaj, who was in the second year of her BA Hons in primary education when she took part, says: "Coming to Chile to learn Spanish has been a life-changing experience. I have learned a language and developed different teaching strategies through observation."

All four faculties at the University of Greenwich and the Santander Universities Group fund the two weeks of intensive Spanish at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María and the homestay accommodation with host families. Being a member of the Santander Universities Group also provides postgraduate students at the University of Greenwich with numerous opportunities to spend three months researching at partner institutions around the world.