Strathclyde International Society
Welcome to Scotland!
New to Strathclyde and Scotland? Read our handy easy to read guide to your early days in a new country. With helpful hints and tips about your new home from home the Need to kNow! Guide can be viewed by clicking on the attachment here or below.
If this info or that contained in the International Society material below doesn't answer your question please contact us! We will shortly have an E-Buddy system up and running where you will also be able to ask questions that aren't covered here - check back soon.
The Strathclyde International Society has two main purposes. First, and foremost, we want to make sure that International Students at Strathclyde are able to make the most of their time in Scotland, whether that is only for a one semester long exchange, for a whole degree or for postgraduate study. We want you to experience as much of Scotland and its culture as possible in the relatively short time you will be here. To achieve this goal we run events through the Student Union in order to provide the opportunity to mix with home students on a social level and to make you feel at home in Scotland. We also plan trips to other parts of Scotland, allowing you to see some of the many attractions that Scotland has to offer.
Secondly, International students currently make up a large percentage of the student population at Strathclyde. In the next ten years or so, this is set to rise to 50%. The Strathclyde International Society aims to represent the University’s International Community within the Student Union and also to the wider University. Over the next semester we will be making a big push towards Internationalising the Union and encouraging International Students to get involved, since the Student Union is there for them, just as much as it is for home students.
What we have done so far...
Orientation day, speed-meeting, skiiing trips etc etc
What do we have planned?
Plenty! Get further details at www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=176748388148
The SIS Social
As well as our events, we also run social events - the idea of these is to give students a chance to meet up with other International Students and also with any home students who want to come along. These are informal events and usually free (unless we go out to a restaurant, etc.), meaning it is easy for anyone to show up, join in, and see what we’re all about. We try to vary what we do for these so it could be a poker night, a movie night or just a night out.
For more details send an email to us
Who can join?
Anyone can join in any of the events. While a lot of the events are tailored towards helping International Students experience Scotland, it is just as important that they have the opportunity to interact with home students in order to feel at home and properly experience Scottish culture. It is also just as important for home students to get involved in order to broaden their horizons, become more culturally aware, learn about other countries and possibly even learn a bit more about their own country!
Want to help
If you would like to help run the Society, organise events or just see how you can help out, send an email to us and we’ll invite you along to one of our committee meetings.
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