Seasonal Meeting at KUT

Seasonal Meeting at KUT

It is already a tradition that in December our first-year foreign (regular and Erasmus+) students are acquainted with Christmas customs in Poland. This year, the Seasonal Meeting took place on 7th December.

The Christmas meeting was arranged by the Department of International Cooperation and attended by the Kielce University of Technology’s authorities – the Rector Prof. Zbigniew Koruba, the Vice Rectors, Prof. Izabela Krzysztofik, Prof. Artur Maciąg, Prof. Marek Iwański, Prof. Włodzimierz Makieła and the Deans, Prof. Jakub Takosoglu, Prof. Roman Deniziak and the Vice Dean Barbara Łukawska Ph.D. Among others, there were also the faculty Erasmus+ coordinators and a choir representing the VI Comprehensive Secondary School in Kielce.

This year the presence of our foreign students was much higher than compared to previous years. Approximately about 100 international students from Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Chad, Nigeria, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan took part in the event.

The aim of the meeting was to familiarize our foreign students with Polish customs and traditions during Christmas time which was done in a few of the most attractive ways – there was a presentation held by the Head of the Department of Staff Development and International Cooperation, Ms Anna Kasztelewicz. Also, the Christmas atmosphere was strengthened by the high school students’ choir, which wonderfully performed well-known Polish carols.

Moreover, the students had a chance to be enchanted by the band established by our Erasmus+ students from Chad, Latvia, and also student from Poland, those gifted musicians featured two of the most beautiful polish carols.

After the students proved they were good, Santa Claus appeared and surprised everyone with a gift.

Last, but not least, international students could try Polish traditional Christmas Eve dishes. Afterward, all of them agreed this meeting was amazing and helped them to understand polish culture even better.