Welcome Event 24th February 2017

Welcome Event 24th February 2017

On 24th February 2017, Bern University of Applied Sciences (BUA) invited all international incoming students to the semester’s welcome event. 


We met at 7pm at the Bowling Centre in the Marzili quarter of the city.  The international students slowly trickled in.  While some seemed a little lost, others happily greeted acquaintances already made. 


With my colleagues Ben Hochreutener and Stefanie Zehnder, we presented our international students different activities they can follow during their stay, including the ones of BUA sports and the ones organized by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN).


Then the bowling could finally begin.  We split into groups and spent a couple of hours bowling strikes and spares on several lanes.   Besides the amateurs, there were a few real professionals. 


To cheer us up, BUA offered an aperitif with pizzas and snacks that was welcomed by all. The atmosphere was overall very friendly and the incoming students really enjoyed the evening that triggered contacts and possibilities to network.

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Doris Hennebert-Studer

International Relations Office