Members of CEU Alumni and Friends in Serbia met with newly-accepted CEU students for a pre-departure orientation meeting in Belgrade on Thursday, August 9. Students met with alumni at the Belgrade Open School for a briefing on what to expect at CEU and in Budapest, where they are expected to arrive later this month.
Pre-departure orientations offer a fantastic opportunity for alumni to share their experiences with incoming students, as well as a chance for new students to meet and make connections with each other before leaving for CEU.
CEU alumni in Astana, Kazakhstan met with newly-accepted students of CEU and St. Istvan University for a pre-departure meeting on August 9.
A representative of the local Hungarian embassy was there to answer students’ questions about Hungary’s culture and people, and alumni presented students with a booklet of useful Hungarian phrases to learn before arriving in Budapest. Among the new students in attendance was Aizhan Smagulova, a Moscow State University alumna who has received a full scholarship to attend CEU’s Economics Department.
CEU alumni from Armenia met for a reunion and pre-departure orientation for new students in Yerevan on Sunday, August 5. Held in a local restaurant, the event drew more than a dozen alumni and students.
Events like these are a great way to stay in touch with colleagues and share your experiences with students joining the CEU community before they leave for Budapest.
For more information about CEU Alumni and Friends in Armenia, visit here.