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Orientation Week 2009 Exchange Students

  1. 1. Exchange students 1(4) ORIENTATION PROGRAMME FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS Autumn 2009 The Orientation Week is organised by Uppsala University (International Office) in cooperation with the International Committee of the Nations of Uppsala and Uppsala Student Union. You are most welcome to join in as many acitivities as you like. Orienation Week begins on Monday 24th of August and finishes on Sunday 30th of August. During that week you will find the International Officer from Uppsala Student Union and members of the International Committee at Västgöta Nation (Västra Ågatan 18). They will be at your service, Monday to Friday 10.00-17.00, Saturday and Sunday 11.00-16.00. If you have any questions or just want some company during your first days in Uppsala, drop by at Västgöta Nation – we are there to help you! You must sign up for those acitivities you will take part in so that we know approximately how many people will come. You can also pay for the activities (when required) at the reception at Västgöta Nation. Most activities require student identification for Uppsala University. During the opening hours of the reception you can collect a temporary student ID at Västgöta Nation free of charge. Remember to bring the temporary student ID together with a personal identification (passport or other) every time you pay a visit to a nation to show at the entrance. Please note that this card is only temporary and that the real student identification card will be obtained when signing up for a specific nation later. Date Time Event Notes Monday 24th 10.00 Reception opens at Västgöta Nation Västra Ågatan 18 (VG) Mini buses will be available during the day 11.00 Practical tour of Uppsala Meet at VG 15.00 Practical tour of Uppsala Meet at VG 17.00 Reception at VG closes 18.00 Quiz & beer Meet at Smålands Nation Tuesday 25th 10.00 Reception opens at VG Mini buses will be available during the day 11.00 Practical tour of Uppsala Meet at VG 15.00 Practical tour of Uppsala Meet at VG 17.00 Reception closes at VG 17.00 Fun and Games with Snerikes In the Ekonomikum park Nation 18.00 BBQ Kalmar Nation Wednesday 26th 10.00 Reception opens at VG Mini buses will be available during the day 11.00 Practical tour of Uppsala Meet at VG 12.00-15.00 Brunch Gästrike-Hälsinge Nation (GH). 15.00 Practical tour of Uppsala Meet at VG 17.00 Rounders & Kubb Uplands Nation 17.00 Kubb VG nation 17.00 Reception closes at VG 18.30 Pub Night Göteborg Nation
  2. 2. Exchange students 2(4) Thursday 27th 09.30-12.30 IKEA trip Departure outside the University Main Building 10.00 Reception opens at VG Mini buses will be available during the day 11.00 Practical tour of Uppsala Meet at VG 13.00-14.30 Introductory meeting on Studying at University Main Building in Uppsala University Sal X (Auditorium X) Very important, you must Very important! go! 15.00-17.00 International Freshman Reception Norrlands Nation for Exchange Students Västra Ågatan 14 Representatives from all the student Very important, you must Very important! Nations and other organisations will go! The reception is open for inform you about student life and two hours, so drop in any help you decide which nation to join time between 3 and 5 pm 17.00 Reception closes at VG 18.00 Swedish Food Night Kalmar Nation Friday 28th 10.00 Reception opens at VG Mini buses will be available during the day 11.00 Practical tour of Uppsala Meet at VG 12.00-14.00 Open House at the Student Union Övre Slottsgatan 7 13.00 Reception of new students (mainly University Main Building in Swedish) by the Deputy Vice- Free of charge. Be on time! Chancellor of Uppsala University, Professor Kerstin Sahlin and others 14.00 City Walk Meet at Göteborg Nation 14.15 Guided bus tours through Uppsala Free of charge. (Limited Pick up your ticket between 12-1pm number of tickets) in Uppsala University Main Building 15.15 Guided tours of University Main Free of charge. Be on time! building. Pick up your ticket between 12-1pm in Uppsala University Main Building 15.00 Practical tour of Uppsala Meet at VG Nation 17.00 Reception closes at VG 18.00 Bar Hopping Meet at VG Nation th Saturday 29 11.00 Reception opens at VG 12.00-15.00 Fika Småland Nation 16.00 Reception closes at VG 18.00 BBQ (Arranged by V-Dala Nation) Triangeln, (S:t Johannesgatan, opposite to ICA Folkes) 21.00 Night club and live music (Velvet) Västmanland-Dala Nation 21.00 Film Night Upland Nation Sunday 30th 10.00-13.00 IKEA trip Departure outside the University Main Building 11.00 Reception opens at VG 12.00-16.00 Fika Kalmar Nation 16.00 Reception closes at VG 12.00-16.00 BBQ, Rounders & Kubb Göteborg Nation 12.00-16.00 BBQ, Rounders & Kubb Stockholm Nation 19.00 Movie Night & Pub Night at Orvars Norrland Nation
  3. 3. Exchange students 3(4) Tuesday September 1 17.00 Reception of exchange students by University Main Building, the Vice-Chancellor of Uppsala Chancellor’s room. University, Professor Anders Free of charge. Be on time! Hallberg, See separate invitation in your welcome package Friday October 16 17.30 International Gasque Held at V-dala Nation. The highlight of your orientation is Tickets can be bought at VG undoubtedly this traditional Uppsala during opening hours Formal dinner party! (24/8-30/8) Please keep in mind that we are constantly trying to make Orientation Week as exciting as possible for you. Please check www.uppsalastudentkar.nu for any changes or additions to the schedule. Practical tours For approximately one hour, some of the nations’ international secretaries will guide you around Uppsala, pointing out the important things to know. Both concerning student related offices and buildings, such as nations and the Student Union, but also other places of interest, such as the post office, the closest bank etc. We meet outside Västgöta Nation. International Freshmen Reception All the student nations and the Student Union, the Student Health Centre, some student organisations and others will be at Norrlands Nation, Västra Ågatan 14, to inform you about their activities and organisations. During a couple of hours you have the opportunity to ask questions, to eat candy, drink lemonade and mingle. This is an important chance to get information on what you can engage in during the semester and also to choose which nation to join. Note that which nation you join should be based on your own preferences according to your interests, but you can almost always take part in the other nations' activities as well. Cultural activities The International Committee will organize some cultural activities throughout the semester e.g. dinners with different themes, language exchanges and pub nights. These activities will be announced on the website of IC: www.kuratorskonventet.se Nations and Uppsala Student Union During the semester, your nation will offer you a vast program of different activities, such as singing in a choir, theatre groups, working in the pub etc. All nations have international secretaries that you can contact to get help to find which activity suits you. More info about specialities for different nations can be found in the magazine, Beginners’ Guide, handed out during the Orientation Week. The nations’ international secretaries are gathered in what is called the International Committee (IC). The president of the IC is Edvard W Östlund and the vice president is Håkan Berg. Do not hesitate to contact them with questions. One of the events of the committee is the International Gasque every semester. This year, the gasque (which is a formal, three-course dinner accompanied by entertainment) will take place at Västmanland-Dala Nation on Friday, October 16 th. Ticket can be bought at Västgöta Nation during opening hours August 24-30. It is compulsory to sign up at the Student Union and to pay a fee of SEK 140. If you do not want to join an active nation (meaning not being able to enter any of the 13 nations), you can register at Uppsala Student Union at Övre Slottsgatan 7. Otherwise you sign up and pay at your nation and the fee for general student services are included. Different nations charge differently but the differences are small. Uppsala Student Union has services for all students, for example computers; possibilities to print and people employed to help you with different questions. You are welcome to ask any questions to the international officer, Karin Nordlund or she can help you find the right person to answer them.
  4. 4. Exchange students 4(4) Please pay a visit to the websites of IC and Uppsala Student Union where you can find some practical information and where their activities will be posted throughout the semester! • International Committee: www.kuratorskonventet.se • Uppsala Student Union: www.uppsalastudentkar.nu Addresses: GH Nation Smålands Nation Värmlands Nation The International Committee Trädgårdsgatan 9 St Larsgatan 5 Riddartorget 1-3 President Edvard W Östlund Gotlands Nation S-Nerikes Nation Västgöta Nation Vice President Östra Ågatan 13 St Olofsgatan 14 Västra Ågatan 18 Håkan Berg E-mail: Göteborgs Nation Stockholms Nation Östgöta Nation international@kuratorskonventet.se St Larsgatan 7 Drottninggatan 11 Trädgårdsgatan 15 Uppsala Student Union Kalmar Nation Uplands Nation International Officer Svartmangatan 3 St Larsgatan 11 Karin Nordlund Övre Slottsgatan 7 Norrlands Nation V-Dala Nation 018-480 31 05 Västra Ågatan 14 St Larsgatan 13 E-mail: int@us.uu.se …. want to know more about your rights as a student? …. want to understand the Swedes better? go to www.uppsalastudentkar.nu/en/links

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