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IEU Exchange Experience

Written on January 23, 2019 by Campus Life in IE Stories

Orientation Week for Spring Incoming Exchange Students

Orientation – January 8th

The start of the Semester for exchange students was marked by the mandatory info sessions organized by the International Mobility Office both in Madrid and Segovia. During orientation students met their IEU institutional coordinators (Andreea Vitalaru in Madrid and Lola Rivera in Segovia) as well as representatives from all offices; Campus Life, Student Services, Mentoring & Counseling, etc., that explained what their departments are involved in and how they could help make their exchange experience one they would not easily forget.

Culture shock – January 9th

Moving to a new country, even for one semester, can be overwhelming, for this reason the IM Office in collaboration with SINEWS organizes a Culture Shock Session for Exchange students every semester. The workshop is focused on the effects of culture shock, it´s manifestations and phases, as well as giving students tips on how to adjust to this period of change. These interactive workshops took place on both campuses and even though they were not marked as mandatory in the exchange students agenda, the organizers were very pleased with the amount of attendees!

Tapas Night- January 10th

As part of the Orientation Week for the Spring ’19 Incoming Exchange Students, the International Mobility Office held the Tapas Night event on Thursday 10th both in Madrid and Segovia!  Tapas Night was the perfect setting for almost 250 exchange students to get their first taste of Spain and to socialize in a more relaxed off campus setting. The fun get-together took place on both campuses at the same time and the chosen restaurant in Madrid was “Makkila”, where students were able to enjoy the best tortilla in town, while in Segovia students got to taste the typical segovian tapas at “El Sitio”.

The IM Office would like to give a special thank you to the Student Government representatives that joined us in welcoming exchange students at IEU and for playing an active role in helping them integrate into the community!

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