University of Pardubice welcomes international students who plan to spend the summer semester in Pardubice

At the University of Pardubice, the summer semester starts no sooner than on Monday, 22 February 2016 but students are already moving about the campus. Especially those from abroad. They will spend the next few months studying at one of the seven faculties of the University of Pardubice. The Orientation Week means that international students get to know their way around the University and also the town.
 
International Erasmus students have arrived to Pardubice. Czech students from ESN Pardubice were their guides through the campus and the city Photo by: Lukáš Nosek
 
The aim of Orientation Week is to help students cope with all the stress associated with their arrival and it should facilitate their getting to know the place in which they are going to study and where they are scheduled to spend several months of their lives. And so, the international newcomers to Pardubice spent Monday to Friday participating in a series of activities and organised tours of the Campus and the town. They were provided with information about their studies and several get-to-know-you activities and introductory Czech lessons awaited them.
 
The students have already seen Pardubice because they went sight-seeing on Monday. On Tuesday they went to see the Campus. This was followed by a Pub Tour; a much sought after activity during which students visit the most renowned pubs in Pardubice without which there would be no proper student life. The students went to see the University sports grounds on Wednesday and they had fun during the sports day. They explored the University Library and participated in a bowling tournament on Thursday. On Friday the students went on a trip to neighbouring Hradec Králové.
 
Students at the bowling match-part of the Orientation week Photo by Martin Trpišovský
 
“Our Czech students from the ESN Pardubice welcome our new international students on their arrival. The motto is: Student to Student. They help the newcomers to get to know their way around the Campus and the town and they help them out when it comes to taking their first steps in this new country and town. ESN Pardubice members are committed to helping international students not only during Orientation Week but also during the entire semester, as they arrange various interesting events for them,” says Mgr. Jana Voltrová from the International Mobility Centre of the University of Pardubice.
 
“Our priority as ESN Pardubice members is to assist international students immediately on their arrival in Pardubice. We accompany them to their dormitory and help them with their accommodation. We show them around the Campus and take them to important places in town, like banks, shops and also pubs. We also help non-EU students with the paperwork associated with them getting a temporary residence permit,” explains Martin Trpišovský, who has been a member of the ESN Pardubice for several years.
 
During the summer semester, more than 80 Erasmus international students will be studying in this way at the University of Pardubice as part of short-term studies. Most of them will attend the Faculty of Economics and Administration and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics. International students most often come from countries like Turkey, Spain and Portugal. Large groups of students from these countries come to Pardubice every year. What concerns this academic year, the University of Pardubice has concluded 310 bilateral contracts with various European universities and it is under these agreements that the international student mobility programmes run.
 
Czech students considering studying abroad can discuss the issues involved with people that have already studied or worked abroad at the ERASMUS+ DAY education fair which will take place on Wednesday, 2 March 2016 at the foyer of the Faculty of Chemical Technology (University Campus).
 
Number of incoming Erasmus students at the University of Pardubice during the summer semester 2016 and their country of origin.
 
 
Faculty
Number of students
Country of origin
Jan Perner  Transport Faculty  
10
Bulgaria
Croatia
Latvia
Greece
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics
15
Lithuania
Portugal
Spain
Turkey
Faculty of Economics and Administration
38
Finland
France
Croatia
Italy
Lithuania
Hungary
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Greece
Taiwan
Turkey
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
11
Poland
Romania
Slovenia
Spain
Turkey
Faculty of Chemical Technology
5
Croatia
Romania
Spain
Turkey
Faculty of Restoration
1
Romania
Faculty of Health Studies
5
Finland
Portugal
Total
85