The goal of these sessions, organised by the University of Coimbra, was to welcome the incoming international students and to inform them of practical matters regarding their stay in Coimbra. ESN Coimbra collaborated with the university, and presented the network, our events, and other helpful information (about the ESNcard, accomodation, etc).
The event was a seminar presented by the International Office of the University of Coimbra. The participants checked in and received goodie bags with booklets and such from the university. Afterwards, the sessions began with a presentation by the international office about life in Coimbra, studying at the University and the paperwork involving their mobility programme. ESN Coimbra also introduced the network, our events and our contacts. When the sessions finished, our volunteers waited outside the venue to answer any questions from the participants.
The participants enjoyed the activity, as it provided them with the basic information they needed to start their mobility programme. They also enjoyed the fact that we were available to answer their questions after each session.