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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 2021-2022

Official Arrival Dates: 11 – 12 September 2021 (Saturday-Sunday)

September 13, 2021 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
Mrs. Buket Hatam, 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
Ms. Ayşen Gençtürk, Turkish Instructor


Place:Main Campus Marmara Restaurant

9:30 - 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.)
                               
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 14, 2021 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: FADA Building FFB-22 Block Auditorium, Main Campus

   
September 15, 2021 Wednesday
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 10.20

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch Break***

13:45 - 16:30

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

17:00 - 18:00

Welcome Reception

Main Campus grass field, across FEASS Building

   
September 16, 2021 Thursday
09:00 - 10:30 How to Flunk
Prof. Orhan Aytür, Vice Rector Place::Bilkent Concert Hall
11:00 - 12:00 Turkish Class*
12:30 - 13:30 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 17, 2021 Friday
09:00 - 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 2021-2022

Official Arrival Dates: 22 – 23 January 2022 (Saturday-Sunday)

January 24, 2022 Monday
8:45 - 09:30

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


Mr. Erkin Tarhan, Exchange Program Director, Office of International Students and Exchange Programs
Mrs. Buket Hatam, 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)

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
   
January 25, 2022 Tuesday
09:00 – 12:30 Turkish Class
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break**
13:30 - 16:30

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)

   
January 26, 2022 Wednesday
09:00 - 10:30 Turkish Class
11:30 - 12:30

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

Meeting Point: FEASS Bus Stop at 11.00

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

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

   
January 27, 2022 Thursday
09:00 - 10:00 Turkish Class*
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.
12:00 - 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

 

   
January 28, 2022 Friday
09:00 - 11:30 Turkish Class*
11:30 - 12:30 How to Flunk
Prof. Orhan Aytür, Vice Rector Place: Bilkent Concert Hall
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break**
14:00 - 15:00

Welcome Reception

Main Campus Spring Fest Area

   
  • (*) 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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