Orientation week at Óbuda University
In parallel with the students’ Registration Week at Óbuda University, the Welcome Orientation Week of the international students was launched on 6 February 2019. The Orientation Week was organised by the Mobility Department of Óbuda University for the newly admitted Erasmus+ students and those Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holders who came from other higher education institutions. We are really pleased that beside Portugal, Germany, Spain, France, Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, Italy and the Netherlands, this year we can welcome more and more students from Japan, Albania, Serbia, China, Kazakhstan and Vietnam as well in the framework of the Erasmus+ International Creditmobility program and under the inter-institutional agreements.
The event was opened by the Deputy Director for International Affairs, Ildikó Marosi PhD, who welcomed all the freshmen of the spring semester. András Vass, the coordinator of the Erasmus+ incoming students was speaking about the most useful information of the Erasmus+ programme, Gábor Stikel informed the attendants on the important news of the libraries of Óbuda University.
It was the first time we could welcome an international student as a lecturer on our Orientation Week program series. Nicolle Pierre (Université du Havre, Le Havre, Information Communication Technologies) is spending her second year at Óbuda University and was speaking about her Erasmus+ experience, the Hungarian culture and Budapest.
Not only the Mobility Department but also the university faculties were prepared to receive the international freshmen. Information sessions, campus and lab visits were organised at the Faculties on Wednesday and Thursday, and the Registrations Offices were also open for the incoming students. On Wednesday afternoon the international students could join a sightseeing tour led by Ervin József Szabó, the coordinator of the outgoing students. On Friday, the students could take part in Neptun seminars in small groups coordinated by Anna Júlia Ferenczy and András Vass. These seminars provided help for the incoming students to use the online education system.
We wish every student a successful spring semester at Óbuda University.