UKIUCEAP Fall Orientation Highlights: Scotland & Ireland

Earlier in September, the ESC welcomed our new incoming Fall 2016 Scotland and Ireland students. The ESC held separate two-day long orientations in Dublin and Edinburgh that included informational presentations and cultural events for our freshly arrived crowd from California.

Ireland

In Dublin, our first day consisted of a “human bingo” icebreaker to get students familiar with one another and a group dinner at a dining venue inside a revamped church building.

 

The next day, the students were treated to a hop-on-hop-off bus tour of Dublin. Every major site of interest was available as a stop, and thanks to the gorgeous sunny day, all of Dublin was bright and beautiful; perfect for a top-down bus ride around the city!

Dinner that night consisted of a three-course meal and traditional Irish music and dancing. One of our students was actually pulled on stage for a jig!

 

Scotland

In Edinburgh, the first day also consisted of an icebreaker to help the students get to know one another better. The hum of friendly chat was astounding!

 

After the presentation, we had a group dinner to further get to know the students and to fill up on carbs for the next day.

Day two consisted of a visit to Edinburgh castle and another tasty group dinner before our students went off to their respective universities.

It was a whirlwind of fun, information, and socialising, and we can’t wait to see you all again soon!