The anticipation and excitement of starting a new chapter in a foreign land are emotions that many international students experience when embarking on their academic journey. Varna University of Management (VUM) understands the significance of this transition and, with open arms, welcomed students from France, Spain, Austria, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Germany and Turkey to the Varna Campus during a special event organized by the Erasmus+ Department.

The event, which aimed to provide these incoming mobility students with a warm welcome and vital information, started with a cordial reception by the International Cooperation Department. The students were greeted with smiles and a sense of belonging, setting a positive tone for their semester abroad.

One of the essential aspects of this welcome event was the introduction to academic rules. Being well-informed about the academic expectations and guidelines is crucial for any student, and the newcomers were guided through these important aspects by representatives of the Student Affairs Department. This introduction not only helps the students adapt to the academic environment but also ensures a smooth and successful learning experience during their time at VUM.

After the informative session, the students had the pleasure of engaging with the Student Welfare Coordinator. This role is pivotal in providing support and assistance to international students throughout their journey at VUM. The coordinator shared valuable insights about life on and off campus, helping the students feel more at ease in their new surroundings.

As the day unfolded, the event took on a more fun and interactive tone. A fun quiz was organized, allowing the students to test their knowledge about VUM. Prizes were up for grabs, adding an element of excitement to the proceedings.

To conclude this memorable welcome event, everyone gathered at AcademicaFood&Drink. Sharing a meal together is a wonderful way to foster connections and build a sense of community. It was an opportunity for students from diverse backgrounds to bond over delicious food and create lasting memories.

The Varna Campus welcome event was more than just an introduction; it was a warm embrace extended to international students who chose VUM for their educational journey. It emphasized the university’s commitment to ensuring that each student’s experience is not only academically enriching but also personally fulfilling. We look forward to witnessing their growth and success during their time here at Varna University of Management.