LiU's International Office cooperates with student organisations to organise many social activities at the start of each semester. One example is LiU's Welcome fair, where all international students are welcomed. Another example is New Students Day (or Kalasmottagningen in Swedish) where the city of Linköping welcomes all new students to the region of East Sweden with a fair and festival in one with big-name acts appearing each year in September.
Other activities include:
• Guided tours of Campus Valla and Linköping City
• “Get to know each other” activities
• Movie nights
• Bicycle tours
• BBQ picnic and games
• Dinner parties
• Ice skating
• Fun activities on snow
• Volleyball tournament
• International buffet
• Lot’s of fika
LiU also offers information sessions called information day and orientation program. The information sessions help you get to know the Swedish system like public health care, insurances, the Tax office etc but also useful information about studying at LiU.
Most of the activities are arranged by the student associations ESN (Erasmus Student network) and ISA (International Student Association). Follow them, on Facebook for latest updates.
ESN Linköping: https://www.facebook.com/esnlinkoping/
ISA Linköping: https://www.facebook.com/ISA.Linkoping/
Most of the activities are free of charge but a few require a fee in order to participate.
A schedule for the 2019 autumn semester's welcome activities is linked to below.
Schedule for welcome activities spring semester 2020 will be published in the middle/end of December.