Pre-Departure Meeting

PRE-DEPARTURE MEETING

The Pre-Departure Meeting is a biannual event that aims to farewell exchange students and provide practical information to prepare outgoing students for an abroad experience. In addition to the main presentations, we provide the opportunity for outgoing and incoming exchange students to connect with each other via small group sessions per country.

The Winter Pre-Departure Meeting was held on Thursday 8 December 2022 at Waaier 1 & 2. If you have any questions about the event, please email events-soir@utwente.nl.

Presentations  

Below you can view the presentations from the recent Pre-Departure Meeting.

Event programme

Date: Thursday 8 December 2022

Time: 19:00 - 21:00 

Location: Waaier 2 (outgoing students), Waaier 1 (incoming students)

  • View the programme for outgoing students

    Time

    Session

    Who

    19:00

    Opening of presentation (Waaier 2)

    Dorien van de Belt, International Relations & Partnerships

    19:05

    Pre-departure practicalities

    Jitske Rijken, Faculty Exchange Coordinator, EEMCS

    19:15

    Culture shock video


    19:20

    Health & safety abroad

    Anna Nardini, Calamity Officer International

    19:30

    Erasmus Student Network

    Kai Kojima & Marko Vasylenko, ESN Twente

    19:35

    Closing of presentation

    Dorien van de Belt

    19:40

    Drinks & snacks in Waaier downstairs


    20:00

    Country group sessions 

    See information below

    20:30

    Country groups conclude


    23:00

    After-party at Club Strand

    Hosted by ESN Twente

  • View the programme for incoming students

    Time

    Session

    Who

    19:00

    Opening of presentation (Waaier 1)

    Sarah Kotter, Exchange Coordinator, Faculty S&T

    19:05

    Pre-departure practicalities

    Lotte Sander, International Affairs & Mobility Officer, Faculty BMS

    19:15

    Reverse culture shock video


    19:20

    Erasmus Student Network

    Niles Butler & Sona Daryanani, ESN Twente

    19:25

    Closing of presentation

    Sarah Kotter, Exchange Coordinator, Faculty S&T

    19:30

    Drinks & snacks in Waaier downstairs


    20:00

    Country group sessions

    See information below

    20:30

    Country groups conclude


    23:00

    After-party at Club Strand

    Hosted by ESN Twente

Country group sessions 

Date: Thursday 8 December 2022

Time: 20:00 - 20:30

Location: Waaier ring downstairs 

Country group sessions provide an opportunity for outgoing and incoming exchange students to meet and share information about the country. Degree-seeking international students and returned outgoing students may join the group as well.

There is no structured information provided by UT during these sessions. Rather, the informal meetings are a chance for outgoing students to ask questions about their destination country and/or partner university. Topics of conversation could include housing, cultural differences, food, covid regulations, cost of living, language, transport, tourist highlights etc.

  • View the country groups

    Country

    Facilitator

    Australia & New Zealand

    Liz Louden, International Event Support Officer, Scholarship Office & International Relations

    Bulgaria

    Ivan Gerov, international student 

    Czech Republic

    Dagmar Jungova, Student Mobility Support Officer, Faculty S&T

    Germany

    Jonas Bauer, incoming exchange student

    Hong Kong

    Raymond Chow, incoming exchange student

    Italy

    Anna Nardini, Calamity Officer International, Scholarship Office & International Relations

    Mexico

    Camila Medina, former Mexico student

    Norway

    Jitske Rijken, Exchange Coordinator, Faculty EEMCS

    Portugal

    Sarah Kotter, Exchange Coordinator, Faculty S&T

    South Korea

    Tahnee Smits, Exchange Coordinator, Faculty ET

    Spain

    Lotte Sander, International Affairs & Mobility Officer, Faculty BMS

    Sweden

    Annet Hogeling, Internship Coordinator, Faculty S&T

    UK & Ireland

    Niles Butler, President, ESN Twente

Please note: country groups are only organised for the countries with registered outgoing students. If a country is not listed above, there will not be a group meeting for that country at this event.

After-Party 

ESN Twente will host an after-party for exchange students on 8 December from 23:00 at Club Strand, Stadsgravenstraat 15, Enschede. You can claim a free ticket for the party from an ESN representative during the Pre-Departure Meeting at the Waaier. The party will provide you with an extra opportunity to meet other students while enjoying nice tunes from ESN's DJ.