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Program Introduction Exchange

To make a good start with your studies in Tilburg, the Study Abroad & Exchange Team organizes a mandatory Program Introduction on Monday 20 January 2020. During this day, you will receive all the information you need to start your semester as an exchange student at Tilburg University.

You will be divided in groups with other exchange students and will be guided by mentors of I*ESN. The group division will be presented to you during the Registration Day. There is no participation fee to join the Program Introduction Day.

Some of the parts that will be included in the Program Introduction:

  • Principles of Academic Communication
    During your studies you will have to work on a great many written assignments. Therefore an introduction to academic writing skills will be very useful. Tilburg University has a very strict policy on academic fraud. You will be taught how to refer properly to academic literature and to avoid plagiarism.
  • Workshop Academic and Cultural Preparation
    This workshop helps students to create awareness of the role of values and norms in an intercultural academic setting and gives them Tilburg University specific information in this regard. Students will identify some of their own values in relation to others and values prevalent in Dutch culture. Students will gain information about academics in the Netherlands and develop strategies for navigating cultural differences in an academic setting.
  • Dutch Language
    During this session, you will learn your first Dutch words. The Tilburg University Language Center will teach you some basic Dutch expressions that you can use in everyday conversations with locals.
  • Library Tour
    During this tour our Library team will show you around our library and tell you everything about how to make use of all the facilities. Start of the tour will be at the Library Service Desk.
  • True or Nonsense
    What do you know about mental health and addiction? Join the quiz ‘Klopt of Kletskoek’. You will hear statements like ‘XTC enhances anxiety attacks and psychoses’. Do you think it is True (Klopt) or Nonsense (Kletskoek)? Join the game to increase your knowledge in 15 minutes. A light-hearted game about a serious subject.

Timetable for the Program Introduction Monday 20 January 2020