700 international students coming to study at VŠE during winter semester

Approx. 700 international students coming to study at VŠE during the winter semester 2019 are joining the Orientation Week which will be held from September 6 – 13, 2019.

The event, which has grown into a tradition over the years, is organized by the International Office, and consists of a wide scope of activities. The main purpose of the Orientation Week is to help the students become familiar with the VŠE campus, prepare them for the beginning of the semester, meet new friends and last but not least, explore the beauties of Prague.

The Orientation Week Programme is composed of useful events, ranging from the necessary paperwork to more interactive sessions. A lecture explaining the theoretical background of the culture shock, a basic Czech language lecture and a lecture about the Cultural history of the Czech lands are certainly worth mentioning.

The Team Game, designed to guide the students through the Žižkov campus, is also an entertaining way of broadening the students’ horizons in areas related to the Czech Republic. The Student Organization Fair will be held for the students intending to be active within VŠE Student clubs throughout the studies at VŠE. Undoubtedly, the Buddy System keeps its first place among the Student clubs in the first weeks of international students, offering informal meetings called Buddy Language Cafés and trips in the Prague city center as well as in its neighborhoods.

Finally, the Welcome Ceremony, as the most formal and festive event of the week, is scheduled to take place at Vencovský aula. A university representative will hold an official welcome speech followed by a cultural dance and musical performance of the Gaudeamus ensamble.