Arrival Day aims to welcome the international students to Lund University, provide them with information and ensure that they are settled in before the start of the semester.
On Arrival Day staff from Lund University welcome the students at Kastrup and show them to the train. At the Central Station in Lund, they are met by international mentors who drive them and their luggage to the Ingvar Kamprad Design Center, IKDC, where they are checked in, given keys, and driven to their accommodation.
The University receives students from over 100 countries around the world. During the spring semester, approximately 700 new international students are expected to start their studies at Lund University. The majority arrive just before or during Arrival Day. On January 9, on Arrival Day, some 300 students are expected to arrive.
Categories of students:
- About 500 exchange students
- About 50 program students at master's level
- About 150 program students at bachelor's level, Double degree students, Joint program students and Swedish Study Abroad students.
Arrival Day is the starting point for Orientation Week. During the Orientation Week, a programme of events is offered that aims to make the students feel welcome at Lund University and provides opportunities to get acquainted with the city and Swedish culture before the official start of the semester. Social and cultural activities of various kinds are offered by a range of actors, for example the International Desk, faculties, nations, unions and international mentors.
Arrival Day and Orientation Weeks are coordinated by Kristen Clarberg and Maria Yartseva at External Relations. The total of over 150 international mentors within External Relations' mentor program is coordinated by Ashraf Khoshiwal.