22.09.2016

UPF welcomes first term (2016-17) exchange international students

 

The International Relations Service at UPF has organized the welcome and orientation day for 448 international exchange students starting their stay at UPF during the first term. This session took place at the Ciutadella Campus Auditorium last 20  th of September. These students come from different programs such as   Erasmus +, bilateral agreements and visiting. Most of them come from European universities, although UPF has also received an important number of American, Australian, Asian and African students.

The session started with the institutional welcome by Dr Josep Ferrer, Vice-rector for International Relations, and a university introductory session by the International Relations Service.

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Afterwards, students' services addressed to international exchange students were introduced, such as Language Volunteering, IT services, University Community and Assistance Service (SACU) and UPF Languages. Furthermore, there was an information session about safety and an interesting lecture about Barcelona by Dr. Antoni Luna. Finally, ESN (Erasmus Students Network) offered a guided tour for exchange students around UPF campuses.

During this term's first week, students meet their academic coordinators in the information sessions by fields of study.