Orientation days for International students at the University of Iceland begin today and continue until 6 November. The programme includes interesting lectures, presentations of study possibilities abroad, pub quiz to name but a few. The aim of the International Days is to emphasise the various international opportunities for students, teachers and staff, which are made possible through the university’s active participation in international cooperation.
There will presentations on exchange studies, summer studies, and vocational training ongoing all week, open to all university students. Possibilities on independent studies abroad will be discussed as well as possibilities for Erasmus+ grants for University staff. University students can, learn about university studies in Sweden and talk to former exchange students.
Students are encouraged to take part in the Instagram game with the possibility of winning 50,000 Saga points from Icelandair.
The main event of the International Days is on Wednesday 6 November at 11:30-13:30 at the University Centre. The fair presents a unique opportunity for students to learn about exchange studies, vocational training, and summer studies as well as independent studies abroad. Former and current exchange students, representatives from embassies, and numerous Icelandic institutes and organisations will be available for chats in the University Centre. University schools and faculties, as well as the members of staff of the International Office will be present and provide information on studies abroad. University staff can also learn about possibilities of teacher and staff exchange and other options within Erasmus+.
The band Syntagma Rebetiko will bring multicultural mood to the event. The band members are Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, bouzouki, Sigrún Kristbjörg Jónsdóttir, violin, Margrét Arnardóttir, harmonikka og Alexandra Kjeld, bass. International food and drinks will be on offer.
The following take part in the fair: The embassies of the the United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, France, India, Japan, Germany, Canada, Norway, Poland, Russia, and Sweden. The Consulates of The Faroe Islands, and Italy. The Fulbright institution, the UI International Office, Schools and Faculties within the University of Iceland, XX, Rannís, UI Student and Career Counselling, The Norden Association, LÍN, The Northern Lights Institute, Social network for the University of Minnesota Alumni Chapter in Iceland, the Language Centre, AIESEC, ESN, The Delegation of the European Union to Iceland, the Union Council's international committee and exchange students.