The next Erasmus+ International Semester has officially started at AWL

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In the current summer semester, spanning from 28 February and 30 June, as much as 31 students from 8 countries – Canada, Austria, Belgium, Romania, Italy, Bulgaria, Turkey and Lithuania – will study at the AWL.
The inauguration of the AWL 2022 International Semester began with a welcome ceremony organised for the students led by the Head of the Career and Erasmus Programme Office – Ms Magdalena Hryniewicz, MA, together with the Institutional Erasmus+ Programme Coordinator – Mirosław Smolark, PhD. The meeting was also attended by the Vice-Rector for Didactic Affairs - Lt. Col. Krzysztof Gruca, PhD, representatives of the Department of International Cooperation and Social Communication and the Career and Erasmus Programme Office, academic teachers and students who are members of the International Exchange Section.

Head of the Department of International Cooperation and Social Communication Lt. Col. Rafał Niedziela, PhD, went over the education and training system at the AWL for the students, then a representative of the Career and Erasmus Programme Office provided the students with information on their duties as Erasmus grant holders and their rights under the Erasmus Student Charter.  The meeting ended with a joint photo in front of the monument to the patron of the Academy and a guided tour around the premises of the Academy for foreign students.

Additional support for students coming to the AWL is provided by members of the International Exchange Section (military and civilian students) and the 'Buddy' Programme that they run. With that, each foreigner has been assigned "their own" Polish tutor who will accompany them throughout their stay at the AWL and help them in matters related to, i.a., arriving in Wrocław, presentation of the Academy and its teaching facilities, the city of Wrocław and its surroundings.

The Career and Erasmus Programme Office has also prepared a cultural programme for international students, which consists of study trips to cities of historical importance for Poles (such as Kraków, including the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, Warsaw with the Copernicus Science Centre, or the Srebrnogórska Fortress and the "Osówka" Underground City).

The Office's permanent offer also includes the organisation of the "International Erasmus Day", which is when Erasmus+ students present their home universities and their culture during a special event with Polish food and drinks prepared for them.

Foreign students will participate in over 18 courses taught in English by the AWL teaching staff and invited lecturers from foreign partner universities.

Author: Zuzanna Stańczyk
photos: Marek Kańtoch