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The Eurekaweek is the official introduction week of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. EUREKA is a Dutch acronym which stands for Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam Eerstejaars Kennismakings Activiteiten and roughly translates to Erasmus University Rotterdam First-Year Orientation Activities.
It is very important to know that the Eurekaweek is an event initiated by the Erasmus University and no forms of initiation, hazing or ragging will take place during this week! The main purpose of this week is to get you familiarised with Rotterdam's student life and to meet your fellow students!
What is the Eurekaweek?
As a new student at the Erasmus University, chances are that you are completely new to the campus, the student life and the city of Rotterdam. This is exactly the reason why the Eurekaweek is organized. During the Eurekaweek you'll be shown around town by two guides who are also students of your study at Erasmus University. These guides will accompany you during the Eurekaweek and will be able to tell you all about Rotterdam and its student life.
The Eurekaweek is based upon a few core values. These core values are especially selected so that after the Eurekaweek you'll be ready for studying in Rotterdam. These core values are: the city of Rotterdam, the University and the campus, the various student associations and fellow students! You'll see all of these components in the Eurekaweek programme.
At the Opening of the Eurekaweek you will be assigned in groups of about 15 students from the same study. With these people and your guides, you will explore the student life in Rotterdam. We have arranged lunch and dinner for you and if you payed for an overnight accomodation on campus, you'll also get a nice bed and breakfast. During the day you'll get the schedule is concerns some of the more serious aspects, such as the University and a tour in Rotterdam and in the evenings we'll have a few spectacular parties.
The Eurekaweek 2014 will be held from the 18th until the 21nd of August! So make sure you are back from your holiday because the Eurekaweek is somethimg you absolutely cannot miss!
Theme: Last year: Challenge Accepted
Every year, the Eurekaweek has a new theme so every Eurekaweek is unique. The theme of last year is Challenge Accepted. They have chosen this theme because it represents a lot of aspects of your new life as a student. A huge difference with the life you had so far is that from now on, you can choose how you will shape your life. During the Eurekaweek we will show you all the choices you have during your stay in Rotterdam. It is your life, you can choose how your future will look: Challenge accepted!