Coming to a new country is exciting. New impressions, new experiences – one after the other. Even getting some milk from the shop in a language you do not understand may turn out to be a real adventure. Örebro University aims to create a friendly atmosphere where you feel at home from the very beginning. The International Office provides services to all incoming students, coordinating your stay here. During the orientation programme you will quickly get to grips with being a student at Örebro University and you will receive practical information about everything from your accommodation to healthcare services, and learn how to find your way around campus. You will also get to know lots of people and have the time of your life! Among the activities organised during the first few weeks are:

• A visit to the adventure house Boda Borg.

• A trip to the furniture store IKEA.

• A tour of the town, including a visit to the Town Hall.

• A big welcome dinner at a nightclub in the town centre. A chance to dress up, eat good food and dance the night away. 

• Theme parties in Kårhuset

In addition to being involved in and organising the practical and social elements of the orientation programme, ESN Örebro will organise events and activities throughout the semester. All exchange students are divided into groups, with a few exchange students and a few student buddies, each known as a fadder. A fadder is a Swedish student who is available to lend a helping hand upon your arrival, as well as during the semester. He or she can assist you with any queries you may have: finding out what bus to take, how to order books from Swedish websites, what the signs say in the supermarket, or where you can buy a costume for the next themed party.