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New international students welcomed to Skövde

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On Monday, August 21, the introduction of the new international students starting their studies at the University of Copenhagen will begin. University of Skövde. For the fall semester this year, about 300 international students are admitted, of which 200 of the students will attend the introduction on Monday.

Students arrive from many different corners of the world, including countries such as Canada, Gambia, South Korea and Egypt, as well as from several European countries, contributing to a rich and diverse international community. 

It is important for all students, and perhaps especially for international students, to feel welcome in their new city and at their new university. Therefore, they are offered to participate in an introduction that is held a little earlier than for the national students, so they have time to familiarize themselves with the campus and learn how it works at the University of Skövde before the semester starts. The aim of the introduction is for the students to feel welcome, at home and comfortable, both on campus, in Skövde and in Sweden.

This year, some 30 experienced students are also volunteering as sponsors to facilitate the first time for the new international students, and to be there for support.

- The sponsors play an important role in helping the new students to get into a context and create new social contacts, they are involved in everything from the welcome to creating events for new students, says Simon Wallin, Student Coordinator at the University.  Skövde Municipality  and University of Skövde.

The University of Skövde has several unique programs and research that make an international impact. Among other things, it offers Northern Europe's largest and Sweden's by far the widest range of computer game courses. Game successes made by Skövde companies and former students repeatedly top the sales lists in the world and the university is part of the Sweden Game Arena, a growth environment for computer game development. There are also prominent programs in IT/Tech, economics, technology and pure engineering programs etc. No wonder that many of the students are recruited by the companies directly after graduation.

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