The 2019 international day celebrations at LiU

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The 14th International Day (iDay) was celebrated on 2nd May 2019. IDay is the biggest event of the LiU International Student Association (ISA). According to ISA, the purpose of iDay is to promote cultural integration.

LiU is an internationally diverse university with lots of students from different countries all around the world. Hence, it was an opportunity for students, teachers and visitors to exchange culture with others and make friends in a fun atmosphere.

Members of the team from Sweden

The team from India

The team from the people’s republic of China

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The program started at 10:00 with exhibitions in Colosseum in C-building at the Valla campus. Each team representing a country was provided with a stall. Individuals were adorned in traditional dresses and on hand to introduce their countries to other people. There was a lot of traditional food, music and various other exhibits.

Later in the afternoon, there were performances from the different teams at Matsalen in Kårallen at the Valla campus. The team that was voted to have given the best performance was awarded a cash gift.

 

The team from Iraq

The team from Australia

The team from Colombia

The republic of China team

 

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Parting words and reflections of 2018 Autumn semester exchange students

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It was a night of fun, games and farewells as Linkoping University organized a farewell mingle for departing exchange students at the Karhuset Kollektivet on Tuesday 11 December 2018. Highlights of the evening included the wonderful address notes given by some members of the team at the international office.

Oli and Jonas
Photo Credit: Aida Selimovic

Invited guests were treated to a typical Swedish Christmas dinner buffet. While guests were busy with the delicious Smörgåstårta (appetizing cake that is like a sandwich), some of the students summarized their experiences at LiU.

According to Thomas, LiU’s location in a nice small city makes it unique with a campus he rates higher than his home university.

Thomas gave LiU a thumbs up rating.
Photo Credit: Aida Selimovic

He will amongst other things miss all the new friends he has made and all the beautiful places he was opportune to visit in Linkoping.

Three students from Germany noted that organization at LiU is unique with a community feeling that is different from their home university. They enjoyed making new friends and will miss attending interesting parties in Linkoping.

Oli and Jonas thoroughly enjoyed the organization and practical work at LiU. Even with a bigger campus than their home university, the atmosphere according to them feels very personal.

 

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