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Orientation Week for incoming exchange students

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Orientation week

We organise a fulltime orientation week before the start of the actual lessons. We warmly recommend all incoming students to attend it, since it will offer you the opportunity to:

  • get to know the other incoming students and the locals through fun team building & other activities
  • get to know Howest and the campus(es) where you will spend your semester/year
  • explore the Howest cities Bruges & Kortrijk together with our local students and dive into student life
  • discover some Belgian cultural treasures through student-friendly sightseeing trips to our most beautiful art cities like Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels, …
  • get loads of practical tips from our students while getting installed in your student room

Howest does not charge any participation fee for the orientation week, but students do need to pay for their own expenses, such as a couple of train trips (with a Go Pass this comes down to max. €5,2/train journey), some entrance fees (at student & group fares) and your own food & drinks. Everything in the low-cost way, and without any obligation as to participate in the paying activities.

Price for the orientation week in 2017-18 is €52 for the train tickets (some trips will be left) and €48 for the excursions. To be paid cash at the first day of the orientation week.

Dates of the Orientation Week:

  • Autumn Semester: 18 – 22 September 2017
  • Spring Semester: 5 - 9 February 2018