A new generation of Erasmus Mundus students is ready to begin their global education and collaboration journey. The Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association (EMA) wants to welcome the incoming students of 2023 with an event scheduled for August 24, 2023, from 15:00 - 16:30 hs CEST, called "Embarking on Excellence: Welcome EMJM Intake of 2023."
This virtual event will bridge geographical gaps, allowing the international cohort to join in from different corners of the world as it unfolds live on YouTube. EMA's Outreach and Capacity Building Unit designed the gathering to provide our future EMA scholars with an insightful introduction to Erasmus Mundus and promises to enrich the incoming EMJM students' understanding of the road ahead. Here's what awaits them:
Immersion in the EMA Community
Diving into the vibrant EMA community, students will be given a glimpse of how EMA fosters a sense of belonging and mutual growth among its members.
Unveiling the EMJM Journey
The event will offer an exclusive insider's view of the EMJM journey, unveiling the program's uniqueness and its potential to shape academic and professional futures.
Insights from Keynote Speakers
Distinguished guest speakers from the Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC) and the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission will share their perspectives on the pivotal role of Erasmus Mundus in the broader context of European education and international collaboration.
Learning from EMA Leaders
A panel featuring the EMA President, Vice President, and proactive EMA volunteers, each representing diverse corners of the world, will offer students the opportunity to learn from those who have walked this path before. Their experiences, advice, and responses to student questions will offer valuable guidance.
Interactive Engagement and Networking
This networking opportunity aims to encourage students to engage, ask questions, and connect with their peers. It wants to facilitate cross-cultural connections that will undoubtedly enhance the EMJM experience.
"Embarking on Excellence: Welcome EMJM Intake of 2023" is more than just an event; it's a symbol of the dedication and vision that the Erasmus Mundus program stands for. By welcoming these students with such a thoughtfully designed event, EMA is setting the stage for a transformative academic journey, fostering connections that will last a lifetime.
The live broadcast can be accessed through EMA's YouTube Channel. Here is the agenda for the event.
(i) Welcome to the event
(ii) Introduction of all speakers
(iii) A short speech from EMA Vice
Rajon Bhuiyan, Ana Janjusevic
Ruturaj Trivedi (EMA VP)
Exploring the Erasmus Mundus Joint
Masters (EMJM) Experience:
Perspective from EMA
Dr. Md Ashiqur Rahman
(i) The expectations of the European
Commission regarding the EMJM
(ii) Expectations for incoming EMJM
students and how the EMJM program contributes to the landscape of European higher education.
Policy Officer - Asia Unit C3 - International cooperation
Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC)
BRUNO CASTRO BENITO
Programme Manager Erasmus Mundus Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC)
(i) EMA - EC relationship and the
advantages to be connected with EMA: EC’s perspective
Project Adviser Erasmus+ International Alumni (UNIT A4) European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)
(i) How to deal with culture shock
(language barrier, cultural differences, food differences etc)?
(ii) How to get used to a new education system? (EMJM, EU, Mobility, etc.)
(iii) EMJM Journey Checklist: What
Essential Pre-flight Preparations Should You Complete?
(i) Virza Maradhika
EMA CR for Indonesia
(ii) Reagan Chidhakwa
EMA CR for Zimbabwe
(iii) Karla Arely Carrillo Ceron
EMA CR for Mexico
Q/A, recap, vote of thanks, closing
Rajon Bhuiyan, Ana Janjusevic