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Orientation Week is organised online before the beginning of the academic year. It is designed to help you, as a new student, to settle into university life and get to know study process.

What happens at Online Orientation Week?

Orientation Week for international students starting their studies on 31 January 2022 will take place ONLINE on 26-28 January 2022 and you will be able to join it from your home country.

During Online Orientation Week you will:

  • meet other international students and staff from the International Admissions Office, the Dean's Office and the International Student Association;
  • receive the timetable for your study programme and information on how to use RSU student information systems;
  • have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the study process at the University;
  • receive information about RSU health services and safety in Riga;
  • register for studies;
  • receive information about immigration procedures;
  • be able to participate in other activities organised by the International Department and the International Student Association.
No lectures or seminars are held during this week.

Preliminary programme according (UTC/GMT+2).

Wednesday, 26 January - Welcome to Latvia
11:00Overview of the day
11:05Welcome to RSU by Dr. Baiba Pētersone, director of the International Department

Riga and Latvia: First impressions by Ms Irma Kalniņa, expert on professional etiquette, international communications and diplomatic protocol

12:00Safety in Riga by Mr Mārtiņš Ķipurs from Riga Municipal Police
12:30Introduction to healthcare services by Dr. Cindy Heaster from RSU Outpatient Clinic
Thursday, 27 January - First introductions
11:00Welcome to Rīga Stradiņš University by Prof. Aigars Pētersons, Rector
11:10Introduction to Class of Autumn Semester 2021 by Mr Māris Ginters, Head of the Admissions Office
11:50Meeting RSU Student Union and Intenational Student Association
 Student life - organizations and societies
12:10Immigration FAQ by Mr Reinis Gailītis from the Admissions Office
12:10Erasmus+ icoming student info seminar via ZOOM
13:00Dentistry Students’ Association meeting with the new dentistry students via ZOOM
Friday, 28 January - Study process
11:00Welcome by Dr. Smuidra Žermanos, Dean, International Student Department
11:10Academic affairs - study platforms and grades
12:00Class setting and how to approach studies
13:00Presentation on student ID's and access to RSU e-mail by Ms Lelde Kozilāne from Student Services

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