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Introduction Days for Exchange Students: February 2024

Orientation activities for exchange students studying abroad at AUC

Introduction Days for Exchange Students

The Introduction Days consist of various practical and social activities to get exchange students settled and welcome them to the AUC community. The programme includes receiving the keys to their rooms, meeting the AUC Student Association, going over their course schedules and meeting their tutor, and getting to know our Science Park campus and the city of Amsterdam. 

Programme: 2 - 5 February 2024

  • 2 February: Welcome and Exploring Science Park
    Time Activity Location
    09.00-10.00 For students staying in the Stayokay Hostel: baggage drop off Stayokay Hostel
    (Timorplein 21, 1094 CC Amsterdam)
    09.45-10.30 Check-in with AUC International Office AUC Academic Building
    (Science Park 113, 1098 XG Amsterdam)
    10.45-12.15 Welcome session with International Office and meet your academic tutor Room 1.02
    AUC Academic Building
    13.00-13.45 Lunch Common Room
    AUC Academic Building
    13.45-15.00 Tour of Science Park & Student Residences Science Park and
    Carolina MacGillavrylaan
    15.00-17.30 Check in at the hostel & free time Stayokay Hostel
    (Timorplein 21, 1094 CC Amsterdam)
    18.00-19.30 Dinner @ Salsa Shop Salsa Shop
    (Javastraat 91, 1094 HB Amsterdam)
    20.00-late AUCSA Evening Activity TBA
  • 3 February: Meet AUCSA & Exploring Amsterdam
    Time Activity Location
    10.30-11.45 AUCSA & AUCSC Introduction and Quiz Doelenzaal - UvA Library
    (Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam)
    12.00-13.00 Boat Tour Rederij Kooij
    (Rokin 125, 1012 KK Amsterdam)
    13.00-15.00 Independent lunch in groups led by AUCSA & time to explore the city City Centre of Amsterdam
    18.00-onwards Evening activity: Pool Bar & Pub Night Pool- en snookerclub Final Touch

    (Prinsengracht 735, 1017 JX Amsterdam)

  • 4 February: Ice Skating & Meet Your Buddy
    Time Activity Location
    10.15-12.00 Ice Skating at Jaap Edenbaan Jaap Edenbaan
    (Radioweg 64, 1098 NJ Amsterdam)
    13.00-onwards Meet your AUC Buddy (Optional - only if you signed up for the buddy programmes) Various
    (To be determined with your buddy)
    TBD Evening activity: Movie Night at Studio K (Optional) - Have dinner and a movie just next door! Studio K
    Timorplein 62, 1094 CC Amsterdam
  • 5 February: Start of classes

    Classes at AUC start on Monday 5 February for the Spring 2024 semester. To check your schedule, and to see when and where your classes are, please visit AUC Portal.

    Time Activity Location
    Varies Start of Classes at AUC (if you have a Monday class) AUC Academic Building
    12.30-13.30 Office Hour with AUC International Office Reception Desk at AUC Academic Building
    13.00-16.00 Key collection & moving into student residences AUC Student Residences - DUWO Caretakers Office 
    (Carolina MacGillavrylaan 794a, 1098 XC Amsterdam)


For questions and concerns, please contact the International Office by sending an email to the address below.