The Durban University of Technology (DUT), Department of International Education and Partnerships hosted the German Exchange Students Orientation at ML Sultan Conference Room on Friday, 26 July 2019.
International Education Officer, Carol Newman said the exchange programme is for the German students who are at DUT this semester. “They are from three Universities, Fachhochschule Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Duale Hochschule Baden Wuerttemberg Ravensburg and Loerrach and Hochschule Koblenz University of Applied Sciences,” she said.
She mentioned that the orientation went very well. Among the speakers that were invited they included representatives from DUT library, Sports Administration Department, Student Counselling, who informed the incoming students about the operations of the university and other additional services that are available for them while they are at DUT.
The group of exchange students consists of 35 students mostly from the Management Sciences, other students are within the Faculty of Accounting and Informatics, Engineering and the Built Environment as well as the Faculty of Arts and Design.
“This is a very phenomenal experience and they love being here. Through this programme we are welcoming and trying to make them settle to the university so that they can get to the academic life,” said Newman.
“Students from Germany are doing subjects that they going to get credits for when they go back to their institutions. This is a credit bearing exchange program. One of the things that we have planned for them is the village trip while they are here. They are also going to explore some places in South Africa and various other things,” she added.
Pictured: DUT German Exchange Students at the Orientation.