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Upon Arrival

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Welcome to Riga Stradiņš University (RSU). Please take time to read the information below in order to prepare for your studies at RSU!

The Orientation Week will last from Monday, August 28 until Saturday, September 2, 2017. It is designed to introduce you to the University, your classmates and Latvian culture.

  • We expect you to arrive in Riga prior to August 28, so that you can fully participate in various activities scheduled during the Orientation Week.

  • Although the Orientation Week is not compulsory, we strongly recommend that you participate in it.

  • Below is a preliminary Orientation Week programme and a list of things that you need to complete prior to your arrival in Riga.

Two weeks before the Orientation Week we will ask you to sign up for various activities, e.g., paintball tournament, trip to Rundāle Palace, etc.

Orientation Week programme

Monday, 28 August

10:00 Arrival at RSU, 16 Dzirciema Street
10:30 Greeting by Dr. Baiba Pētersone, Director, International Department
10:40 Brief introduction to RSU
11:00 Practical information
12:00 Lunch
12:45 RSU Student Union & International Students' Association
13:00 Team-building game
15:00–17:00
Picture taking for IDs / Paying for social events

Tuesday, 29 August

9:30 Arrival at RSU, 16 Dzirciema Street
10:00 Presentation about RSU
10:40 Welcome by Dean Smuidra Žermanos, International Student Department
10:50 Welcome by Prof. Tatjana Koķe, Vice-Rector for Education
11:00 Signing of Study Agreements
11:15 Introduction to the study process
11:45 RSU International Students' Association
12:00 Lunch
13:00–16:30 Picture taking for IDs / Paying for social events
19:00

Movie night with ISA – the film to be specified later
Venue: Forum Cinemas, 13. janvāra iela 8

FOR ERASMUS STUDENTS ONLY

10:0011:00 Picture taking for student IDs
11:0012:00 Signing of study agreements, Erasmus+ presentation

Wednesday, 30 August

10:00 Introduction to Latvia
11:00 Information about immigration procedures
20:00 PubCrawl by RSU international students

Thursday, 31 August

10:00 The E-studies / Universum workshop
12:00–13:00 Info fair (student organisations, accommodation, health issues, etc.)
14:00 Old Riga tour OR Latvian food tasting

Friday, 1 September

10:00-16:00 City orientation game

Saturday, 2 September

10:00–16:00 Day trip to Rundāle Palace
10:0014:00 Old Riga tour OR Latvian food tasting
20:00 ISA Welcome party

Should you have any additional questions about the Orientation Week please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Questions about the study process should be addressed to the Dean’s Office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We hope you will enjoy your studies at Rīga Stradiņš University!

 

For more information, please contact the Erasmus Office:

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Maruta Funta
International Coordinator
16 Dzirciema St., Block K, Room 223
Phone: +371 67 409 264
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rīga Stradiņš University, 16 Dzirciema Street, Rīga, LV-1007, Latvia, +371 67409261 (UTC +2), international@rsu.lv