Join us for the International day 2024

Tekst: Per Straume

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Wednesday February 7th, the VUC cafeteria will be transformed into a vibrant and exotic fair with colorful stands, exotic food, and entertainment by international students. The event starts at 11:00 and is free for everyone.

The International Day is meant to showcase all the global activities at VUC, as well as, inspiring students and staff to become more internationally oriented and to study abroad. This year, we are pleased to welcome more than 20 international guests from VUC's partner universities abroad. The guest represents institutions from Ghana, USA, India and several European countries.

The guests will be presenting their institutions at the exchange fair together with international students in Volda and VUC students who have completed a semester abroad. The fair will also provide a taste of traditional food, costumes and traditions from the various countries presented.

See the full programme for the International Day 2024. 

Internasjonal dag

Free international lunch at 13:00

Students and staff at VUC will not need to bring their lunch box this day, as we celebrate the International Day with free lunch buffet for everyone. The tapas-style dishes will be served by the SiVolda-canteen.

Prize for internationalisation

During the International Day, we will also announce the winner of the Prize for internationalisation 2024. This prize goes to the student organisation that has made the best effort to integrate international and local students. It is possible to nominate worthy organisations up until the deadline. The prize money is 10 000 NOK and the winners of the prize for 2023 was the Volda Student Sports Association (VSI). 

Guest talk from European correspondents

Foto: Roger Sevrin Bruland (c)The main guest speakers at the International Day 2024 are Roger Sevrin Bruland and Agnieszka Pospiszyl. Their names may not be familiar to you, but if you have watched the TV-news in Norway during the last years we can guarantee that you have seen their work. Roger Sevrin has served as Europe correspondent for the national Norwegian broadcaster NRK for the last 4 years and has therefore reported from some of the most dramatic events in recent European history: the Covid-19 Pandemic and the war in Ukraine. Together with Agnieszka, he has been one of the "war reporting teams" at NRK.

However, the talk will also address more gradual trends in Europe, such as tendencies for populism and anti-media sentiments. Take this opportunity to hear how the European correspondents look back on an such eventful time in Europe and how it is to report back about such dramatic events taking place. The talk will be held in English and is free for everyone.

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