Handbook for Mentoring and Volunteering

Last modified: 2020. December 02.

In this handbook, CIR has gathered some information, especially for your convenience so you can feel at home from day one!

Dear Students,

Welcome to Eszterházy Károly University!

We are happy that you chose this university because we believe that besides the academics, there are a lot of opportunities to grow through extracurricular activities and social engagements offered at EKU. We at the Centre for International Relations are working hard to enrich your cultural and social experiences at EKU by organizing various activities on campuses and we invite you to participate in as many as you can. One of the reasons for this handbook is that we understand that moving to another country is exciting, but, especially at the beginning, it can be challenging sometimes.

Therefore, in this handbook, we have gathered some information, especially for your convenience so you can feel at home from day one! This is a reference book, and we advise you to bookmark it, as we plan to update it regularly (hence no paper version) so you will have the latest handbook at all times!
What will you find here specifically? Let's see from chapter to chapter:

Chapter 1: is aimed to collect all information necessary for your survival from "Where to find a building A?" through how to "understand your grades" to "What to do when I am ready to hand in my thesis?" Even though all of this information is on the EKU's website, our attempt was to collect it and make it more accessible and easier to find. So, in a sense, it's a compass for EKU. We hope you will find what you are looking for. Should you have any suggestions or ideas on what to include in the handbook, please do not hesitate to contact Johanna Geml at geml.johanna@uni-eszterhazy.hu.

Chapter 2: is mainly for students who would like to develop their leadership skills through mentoring! It is a rewarding experience and there are different types of mentoring possible at EKU, depending on your previous experiences, interests, knowledge of the English language, etc. Some of the positions are paid positions, and some are voluntary based. It depends on the tasks, nevertheless, the Centre for International Relations (CIR) advertises these mentorships and applications, inquiries should be sent to CIR. For more details please turn to the page about mentoring!

Chapter 3: is for students who would like to actively participate in community building in Eger while gaining some university credits for it as well! This is a great opportunity to volunteer for civil societies in our neighborhood. International students are of utmost welcome as we, at the Centre for International Relations, believe the power of cultural diversity and sharing international experiences. For details, please look up Chapter 3!

Finally, we hope that this handbook will truly serve its purpose to make your life easier and get the answers to your questions faster and more efficient. If you cannot find anything that would make your student life more effective, please let us know at the CIR by sending an email to Johanna Geml.

Have a great academic year!

The staff of the Centre for International Relations


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