Alumni testimonials

Testimonios de alumnos

We have interviewed some of this year's students in the master's program who are going to start their Practicum.

Marcelo Aldaz (Pamplona)

Q: How do you like the Master's Degree in Educational and Psychological Intervention program?

A: It's been really interesting and enriching at the same time. We're working on a lot of things that I had only heard about and didn't have the opportunity to investigate in my previous degree program (Degree in Primary Teaching). I think it is vitally important to know about them to be able to respond effectively to each of my future students.

Q: Where are you going to do the Practicum?

A: At Isterria (a Special Education center) located in Ibero.

Q: Why did you choose that place?

A: As I mentioned, I studied in the Degree in Primary Teaching program and didn't have the opportunity to do an internship at a special education center, so I would like to try it out and see what it's like to work at a place like that.

Q: What do you hope to gain during that time?

A: I hope to learn as much as I can about the professionals who work at the center and gain new skills and abilities for my future career.

Q: What is expected of you?

A: That's a difficult question. Well, first of all, being able to enjoy and learn every minute while also feeling empowered to do the work I'm entrusted with. In short, to work one-on-one with children and adolescents.

Q: Are you looking forward to starting?

A: ABSOLUTELY. Thankfully the hard part is coming to an end and the best part is on its way! (Laughs)

Alejandra Ríos Urzúa  (Chile)

"I've been able to assume the great challenge of my current position, the first of its kind in higher education in Latin America, thanks to the tools I acquired during the year I studied in Navarre. I was especially impressed by the academic standards, the quality of the academic staff and the personal attention."

Alejandra Ríos Urzúa
Master's Degree in Educational and Psychological Intervention '09
Director of the Diploma in Occupational Skills - Universidad Andrés Bello (Chile)

Q: How do you like the Master's Degree in Educational and Psychological Intervention program?

A: The Master's Degree in Educational and Psychological Intervention program is good and above all complete, since it has allowed me to learn about new mechanisms and trends, which I will later be able to effectively apply in Guatemala.

Q: Where are you going to do the Practicum?

A: At the Navarre Down Syndrome Association

Q: Why did you choose that place?

A: Throughout the master's program, we were taught subjects on different topics, but when we learned about intellectual disability, it really struck an emotional chord with me and made me think about the gaping void in my country when it comes to this topic. So I want to learn about new intervention methods and techniques that I can implement in my country and start to make changes in the lives of children with intellectual disabilities and their families.

Q: What do you hope to gain during that time?

A: I hope to learn about innovative methods and techniques that I can apply in my country to help us get more effective results. Also, I'll be able to share this new knowledge with future generations of professionals in academic and professional settings, especially with the support of international institutions, private initiative and government agencies.

Q: What is expected of you?

A: A lot is expected of me. I'm expected to learn and above all to get involved in the process to be able to effectively apply it in my country in the future.

Q: Are you looking forward to starting?

A: Yes, it's the part of the master's program that I've looked forward to the most. This is the time I'll be able to put all the theory I've learned into practice, and I'm especially excited to take this process back to Guatemala.