Starting at the beginning of October, our University has been a host to foreign exchange students from the Erasmus+ Program. The total of 24 students from Spain, Portugal, Italy and Turkey will be staying in Lomza State University of Applied Sciences for the winter semester of 2019/2020.
Between October 1st and 3rd, our International Relations Department held the Adaptation Week, during which incoming students toured the campus site and caught a glimpse of the modern scientific and research infrastructure. They also found out about the functioning and the structure of the University. Students were introduced to their Department Erasmus+ Coordinators and had a chance to talk about their schedules.
Erasmus Students from this semester underwent The Polish Language Crash Course, where they learnt communication phrases and important expressions which may come in handy during their stay in Poland – a country which is entirely new for all of them. Afterwards, we could hear “dzień dobry” and “dziękuję bardzo” repeated constantly by our Students.
In order to conclude The Adaptation Week, the staff held an Official Integration Evening on October 3rd in the “Rubikon” Student House. Present were the Erasmus+ program beneficiaries from Poland, exchange students who will be attending the winter semester here in Lomza and the coordinators of the program from different faculties. Incoming students prepared multimedia presentations about their own universities, the culture and traditions of their home countries and regions. That segment allowed all of the participants to get to know each other better and integrate with one another. After the official part of the evening, we were able to discover hidden dancing talents of our new Students – in particular the traditional dance presented by our student of Computer Sciences from the University of Molise – Ticiano Pacifico, who danced his way through the local stories of Southern Italy. But Ticiano was not the only brave one, as his fellow Students from Portugal and Turkey showcased their dance skills through modern choreographies. The evening finished with the joint performance of the 90s hit song – Macarena.
We are wishing all the best to our new Students!