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Official opening of the International Student Support Center

Yesterday, on January 17, 2024, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin officially opened the headquarters of the International Student Support Center (ISSC) located in room 125 of the Collegium Norwidianum.

This initiative, operational since October 2023 and coordinated by the International Relations Office, aims to provide comprehensive assistance and support to international students in both academic and non-academic aspects of their life at the University and in Lublin.

Visiting the ISSC, every international student will find help with: visa procedures, legalization of stay, health insurance, medical and psychological care, banking services.

The Vice-Rector for Students, Doctoral Students and Development, prof. Beata Piskorska, who took part in the opening ceremony, emphasized that the ISSC will also provide international students with a friendly place to relax between classes, meet other students and exchange experiences. 

In order to integrate the students, ISSC is planning to organize many special events, such as excursions, workshops, theme days and others. The list of exciting plans for the near future includes Valentine's Day - Love Day, Orientation Days for new Erasmus students, Easter International Workshops, Integration Workshops on Intercultural Competence, Soccer Competitions, Excursion to the Open Air Museum, African Day, and a Farewell Picnic.

Right after the official meeting, the international students participated in a dumpling making workshop, where they learned how to make one of the traditional Polish dishes (the favorite of the majority of the international students, according to them).

The contact person of the ISSC is Emil Jagielski, who offers assistance during the scheduled hours, as well as by phone or e-mail. Contact information and the schedule can be found on the ISSC website.

The John Paul Catholic University of Lublin warmly welcomes all international students to the International Student Support Center, reinforcing its commitment to creating a supportive and inclusive academic environment.

More photos from the event in the photo gallery.