Collaborative Learning and Sharing: International Student Orientation Programs

11-15 December Tallinn Universities Mobility Center hosted 20 visitors from 13 European universities to foster knowledge exchange, inspire creativity, and provide actionable insights for enhancing international student orientation programs within resource constraints.

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The idea for the project (Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programme BIP*) came from the wish to update Tallinn University's orientation program for the international students. 

During the week the participants had the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops, cultural exchange; network; share experiences and gain new and valuable insight on how to organize Student Orientation Weeks better and more effectively; gain insight from experts in intercultural communication and adaptation support services.

It was a unique opportunity to learn from each other's successes and challenges, all while experiencing the magic of Tallinn's festive season.

“It was encouraging to see so many people being enthusiastic about their field of work, exchanging their experience and collaboratively creating new ideas - and all for the benefit of the students." says Tallinn University's Incoming Mobility Senior Specialist Ingrid Hinojosa.

Orientation Week is an introductory week for welcoming new international degree students and Erasmus+ exchange students. The week usually holds different information sessions and events related to supporting students with adjusting to their new surroundings and meeting new people. Orientation Week at Tallinn University takes place 2 times a year from which the next one takes place from 29th of January to 4th of February. More information about the Orientation Week for international degree students and Erasmus+ exchange students can be found here.

*Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programmes are teaching/learning elements jointly delivered by several universities, combining virtual components with short-term physical mobility. For more information about applying contact