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  Orientation Program
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Orientation Program
Office of Exchange Programs (OISEP) organizes an orientation program for incoming exchange students just before their first semester begins on campus. It will provide you with essential information about registration, visa issues, your safety and services available to you on campus. The program also includes Turkish course, a tour of the campus and environs and sightseeing places of interest in Ankara. Exchange students are highly recommended to participate in Orientation week. OISEP is located in the Registrar's Office in the administration building near the dormitories on the Main Campus.

ORIENTATION PROGRAM FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE STUDENTS
FALL 2020-2021

Official Arrival Dates: 05 – 06 September 2020 (Saturday-Sunday)

September 07, 2020 Monday
8:45 - 9:30

Turkish Breakfast
Here you will meet the staff (mentioned below) who are available to assist you throughout your stay

Mr. Erkin Tarhan, Exchange Program Coordinator, Office of International Students and Exchange Programs
Ms. B. Yasemin Başar, Student Advisor, Office of International Students and Exchange Programs
Ms. Elif Ünsal, Student Advisor, Office of International Students and Exchange Programs


Ms. Özlem Aksu Kurtoğlu, Turkish Instructor
Ms. Nurbanu Aydın, Turkish Instructor
Ms. Ayşen Yücel, Turkish Instructor


Place:Main Campus Spring Fest Area

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break*
13:30 - 15:00

Campus Tour on foot. (Main Campus: Library, Faculty Buildings, Bilkent Computer Center (BCC), Yapı Kredi Bank, Cafeterias, Post Office, Sports Halls, Bus Stops, ATM’s, Bookstore, Radio Bilkent etc.)
                               
Meeting Point: Main Campus Library

15:00 - 16:00

INFO. Session: Academic and Administrative Procedures

  • Dormitories
  • Security
  • Heath Center
  • Non-Smoking Campus Policy
  • Bilkent Computer Center- Dorm Net
  • Course Registrations
  • Residence Permit

Place: FEASS Building, C Block Auditorium, Main Campus

16:00 - 17:30 EXCHALLENGE for Exchange Students
   
September 08, 2020 Tuesday
09:00 – 12:30 Turkish Class
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break*
14:00 - 15:00

WORKSHOP:"Archaeology in Anatolia - unveiling 1.300.000 years of ingeniosity & innovation"
Asst. Prof. Thomas Zimmerman, Archaeology Department

Place: FEASS Building C Block Auditorium, Main Campus

15:00 - 15:15

Refreshment

15:15 - 16:15

WORKSHOP:“Turkish Way of Living”
Ms. Ayşen Yücel, Office of the Rector

Place: FEASS Building C Block Auditorium, Main Campus

16:30 - 17:30

WORKSHOP:Erasmus Student Network – ESN Bilkent (International Student Club) Presentation

Place: FEASS Building C Block Auditorium, Main Campus

   
September 09, 2020 Wednesday
09:00 - 12:30

Turkish Class

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break*
13:45 - 16:30

Meeting Point:Main Campus Library.** Bus Tour to Atatürk’s Mausoleum

   
September 10, 2020 Thursday
09:00 - 10:30 Turkish Class
11:00 - 12:00

Welcome Speech to International Students
Prof. Abdullah Atalar
Place: Bilkent Concert Hall

Meeting Point:FEASS Bus Stop at 11.00

11:30 - 12:30 Lunch Break***
13:30 - 16:00

Course Registration
Students will have the chance to discuss their course lists with department coordinators
Meeting Point:Office of International Students and Exchange Programs (Registrar’s Office)

   
September 11, 2020 Friday
09:30 - 11:00 How to Flunk
Prof. Orhan Aytür, Vice Rector Place::Bilkent Concert Hall
11:45 - 12:30 Turkish Class*
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break**
13:45 - 16:00

Residence permit application

Please bring your passport and all the required documents*** with you.

                               
Meeting Point: Bilkent Computer Center Building, 3rd floor, room B304.

   
   

 

 

ORIENTATION PROGRAM FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE STUDENTS
SPRING 2020-2021

Official Arrival Dates: 16 – 17 January 2021 (Saturday-Sunday)

January 18, 2021 Monday
9:00 - 10:00

Turkish Breakfast
Here you will meet the staff (mentioned below) who are available to assist you throughout your stay
Mr. Erkin Tarhan, Exchange Program Coordinator, Office of International Students and Exchange Programs Ms. B. Yasemin Başar, Student Advisor, Office of International Students and Exchange Programs

Ms. Özlem Aksu Kurtoğlu
Ms. Nurbanu Aydın, Turkish Instructor
Ms. Ayşen Yücel, Turkish Instructor


Place: Café In (Main Campus)

10:00 - 12:30 Turkish Class
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break*
13:30 - 15:00 Campus Tour on foot. (Main Campus: Library, Faculty Buildings, Bilkent Computer Center (BCC), Yapı Kredi Bank, Cafeterias, Post Office, Sports Halls, Bus Stops, ATM’s, Bookstore, Radio Bilkent etc.)
15:00 - 16:00 INFO. Session: Academic and Administrative Procedures
  • Dormitories
  • Security
  • Heath Center
  • Non-Smoking Campus Policy
  • Bilkent Computer Center- Dorm Net
  • Course Registrations
  • Residence Permit
Place: FEASS Building, C Block Auditorium, Main Campus
16:00 - 17:30 EXCHALLENGE for Exchange Students
   
January 19, 2021 Tuesday
09:00 – 12:30 Turkish Class
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break**
14:00 - 16:30

Course Registration
Students will have the chance to discuss their course lists with department coordinators.

Meeting Point: Office of International Exchange Programs (Registrar’s Office)

   
January 20, 2021 Wednesday
09:00 - 12:30 Turkish Class
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break**
13:45 - 16:30

Bus Tour to Atatürk’s Mausoleum
Meeting Point: `Main Campus Library.**

17:00

Welcome Reception
Place: Express Café

   
January 21, 2021 Thursday
09:00 - 12:30 Turkish Class
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break*
14:00 - 15:00

WORKSHOP:"Archaeology in Anatolia - unveiling 1.300.000 years of
ingeniosity & innovation"
Asst. Prof.  Thomas Zimmerman, Chair Archaeology Department
Place: FEASS Building, C Block Auditorium, Main Campus

15:00 - 15:15 Refreshments
15:15 - 16:15

WORKSHOP:“Turkish Way of Living”
Ms. Ayşen Yücel, Office of the Rector
Place: FEASS Building, C Block Auditorium, Main Campus

16:30 - 17:30

WORKSHOP:Erasmus Student Network – ESN Bilkent (International Student Club) Presentation
Place:Place: FEASS Building, C Block Auditorium, Main Campus

   
January 22, 2021 Friday
10:00 - 12:00

Residence permit application

Please bring your passport and all the required documents *** with you.
                               
Meeting Point: Bilkent Computer Center Building, 3rd floor, room B304**

   
  • (*) Lunch at own expense.
  • (**) You are expected to be on time for bus tours.
  • (***) Documents required for a Residence Permit:
    1. Passport
    2. Photocopy of the passport. (ID page, Student Visa page showing last arrival date stamp)
    3. Three ID photos (separately)
    4. One copy of your health insurance contract
    5. Application fee: 89TL for those who have a valid visa, approximately 15 US Dollars or 12 Euros.

 

 

 
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