A beautiful Christmas carol sang by students from Zimbabwe, Paraguay, and Brazil  opened the annual meeting of the President of Bialystok with foreign students from Bialystok University of Technology.

During the Christmas meeting, held on 7 December, Tadeusz Truskolaski, President of Bialystok, wished foreign students from our University merry Christmas, best academic results, and a nice stay in our town.

Among the many attractions of the meeting organised in the lecture hall of the Inno-Eko-Tech Centre were: a competition for the longest Christmas tree chain, decorating ‘human Christmas trees’, or building trees from plastic cups. Overseas students gave some performances, and the real Father Christmas gave out presents. Linda, a teacher from the Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing, who conducts Chinese courses at Bialystok University of Technology, gave a presentation on the New Year traditions in her country. After the presentation, the most careful listeners had the opportunity to win gorgeous paper-cuts made by Linda.

The special guests of the meeting were the participants of the International Training Week held at BUT between 4 and 8 December: representatives of our partner universities (under the Erasmus+ Programme) from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Moldova, and Serbia. One of the special guests, a teacher from Paraguay, played a traditional song of South American Indian tribes.

The Christmas meeting with the President was also attended by delegates from the Guangdong Construction Polytechnic, had who recently been talking at Bialystok University of Technology about joint student and staff exchange programmes.

There are now over 300 foreign students at our University. The BUT International Relations Office helps them with issues related to their studies and staying at BUT. The IRO also organised the Christmas meeting with the President of Bialystok.


Christmas Meeting with President of Bialystok at Bialystok University of Technology in local media:

TVP3 Bialystok

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