Informal meetings and Orientation
Once a month the staff of the Department of International Academic Relations and international students and volunteers of the Ukrainian Catholic University gather together to share their achievements and difficulties, to celebrate some event or just to meet each other in a friendly environment.
The first meeting is connected with Orientation process. This meeting is mandatory for all Semester Abroad students as it provides updated information about their study cources, schedules and requirements, general information about UCU, Lviv and Ukraine, acquaintance with university administrations and other international students. Moreover, the participants are usually presenting themselves and talking about their academic plans for the semester while having some pizza, fruit and drinks
The second meeting is International Dinner, where all Semester Abroad students present their national food and traditions as well as get acquainted with national food and culture of others. While cooking by themselves different dishes, students are usually sharing their first thoughts of staying in Ukraine and discussing their achievements or main obstacles.
Next meetings are usually held in Semester Abroad class of in some famous Lviv places or cafes.