Four hundred exchange students coming to study at VŠE during spring semester

Approx. 400 international exchange students coming to study at VŠE during the Spring Semester 2020 are joining the Orientation Week which will be held from February 10 – 14, 2020.

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 and its surroundings.

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 their studies at VŠE. Undoubtedly, the ESN VSE Prague (formerly 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 centre as well as in its neighbourhoods.

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