Events & Activities:
We have loads of different events, activities, trips etc, that you can come along to; and most things are drop in - which means, you don't have to book in advance.
- Go Abroad Fair 2018
We are holding our annual Go Abroad Fair on Wednesday 14 November. Come along to find out more about international study options and work opportunities for students and recent graduates.
Learn about our International Exchange and Erasmus+ Programmes, speak to our Go Abroad Ambassadors and returning students about their experiences abroad and meet fellow students who want to explore the world. Representatives from volunteering societies, exchange services, CC USA, AIESEC and Exchange ABDN will also be at the Fair.
An information talk will take place 1-1:30pm in the Arts Lecture Theatre, followed by the fair from 1:30-3:30pm in Elphinstone Hall. Save time and pre-register to attend the Fair. See you there!
- Connect Online
Connect with the IC!
We hope that you're able to come along to many of the events that we have coming up in the International Centre. We also know that it's important to stay connected to find out exactly *what* is happening, so you can come out and participate!
Facebook group: connect online with other members of the IC, ask your questions about Aberdeen, meet other international students, share your photos, or talk about the other activities and events that we are hosting or promoting.
Newsletter: Register to receive the monthly newsletter that the IC sends out, advertising different activities and events that are happening not only at the IC but also around the University.
Interactive Map: In the IC (110 High Street) we have a huge map that is for students to locate where they come from with a sticker, and if you want - an accompanying photo (to show everyone who you are, and if you want to be contacted!).
- Volunteer with the IC
Each year we have a group of amazing volunteers who are so important to making sure that the activity runs smoothly. Applications open again in September 2018, but if you are interested in coming along to any of the activities we always love seeing new faces.
*while you will select which volunteer position you'd be most interested in taking up below, all volunteers will be eligible for leading excursions around the UK.
As a Marketing or Events Volunteer you'll be working with a team to come up with different events and activities that we can run in the International Centre. Examples in the past year include:
- Pumpkin Carving
- Christmas Decorating Party
- Cookie Decorating
- Celebration of Cultures
In addition to coming up with different activities, you'll also be helping to promote the International Centre and all the activities and opportunities within it to your fellow students. This means using social media, leafleting, putting up posters or coming up with your own unique ideas!
Language Group Volunteers
One of the key features of the International Centre is the different Language Groups. This past year we had the following:
- English (twice a week)
- Slavic (Polish & Czech)
These groups help people who have had formal instruction in their respective language to practice in addition to classes. We need people to run the different programmes including picking a time each week and help to facilitate the different activities. The above groups are not fixed, we are happy to have different groups if you have a different language you're interested in leading!
- Language Groups
Each week come and practice your language abilities!
Arabic - Wednesdays @ 1100
Japanese - Wednesdays @ 1600
German - Fridays @ 1000
*No need to book, just rock up, and join in the conversation!
- English Language Group
Each week our volunteers and participants meet on to play board games, and to chat in English over a cup of tea.
Tuesday @ 1200
Wednesday @ 1000
If you want to come outside of these hours and just hang out, that's great too!
- Adventures around the Shire
We have re-purposed our old 'Northeast' Explorers trips into 'Adventures around the Shire' which will take place exclusively on Saturdays allowing all students to participate. It will also exclusively use public transport, so no tickets will have to be pre-booked.
Trips will be advertised on the Facebook Group. So make sure you join to keep up to date.
Join us ever Monday @ 1200 for 'Go Discover' where you can meet people and plan trips!
- Taste of Aberdeen
There are so many nationalities and cultures in Aberdeen! Come along to one of our Taste of Aberdeen events to try some tasty treats each month!
- Discover Aberdeen
There are so many fun free things to do in the city! Each month the activities are different, so make sure to keep checking the information online!
- Discover Scotland
While you are at the University of Aberdeen, why not travel around Scotland to discover what this beautiful country has to offer. We have compiled some popular destinations for you to visit during your time here, as well as details on how to get there.
- Prime and Unwind
Throughout the year we will select different afternoons and evenings where we will feature movies or tv shows to just allow you to chill out in the IC with some popcorn if you want.