International Week
March 5-9, 2018

SOCIAL PROGRAMME

Dear Participants of the International Week,

We offer you several training and social events by your choice.
Some of those events include a fee – please find descriptions below.
IMPORTANT:

  • Pre-registration would help organisers a lot. We would like to encourage you to register individually to each event till 4th of March 2018 at the latest: https://goo.gl/kaaUBD.
  • In case of fee included – you can pay it to VK accountancy office (Saltoniškių g. 58, room 314) before or after the Opening of the IW. You can make a bank transfer also to the account no LT767044060001472160. Please don‘t forget to indicate your name, surname and purpose of the payment (IW dinner and/or IW after-party).
    See you very soon!

WELCOME snack
OPENING of IW
Guided Tour of Vilnius Old Town
Line Dancing WORKSHOP
IW Dinner
(INTER)NATIONAL EVENING
After party – Jazz Concert
Afternoon Coffee with discussion about Internationalisation
Seminar: COACHING STUDENTS TO A PROFESSIONAL CAREER
Guided tour to the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania
CLOSING of IW
Guided tour to Trakai

WELCOME SNACK (for guests only)

Date and time: 2018-03-04, Sunday, 20:00 (~1,5 hours)
Venue: Hotel “Holiday Inn”, Šeimyniškių Str. 1
Number of participants: all IW guests
Fee:
Other info: Dress code – business casual

Inviting you to spend Sunday evening together with your new company – academicians, coming to the International Week. Some snacks and drinks will be offered in the cosy hotel restaurant hall.

OPENING OF THE INTERNATIONAL WEEK

Date and time: 2018-03-05, Monday, 15:30-17:00 (~1,5 hours)
Venue: VIKO Main Building, Saltoniškių str. 58, room 301
Number of participants: all IW guests
Fee:

The opening event will include a bit of welcome music, a bit of welcome speeches, info about VK by the students and two breath-taking keynote presentations: experiences while moving from an Asian culture to totally western (Viking) culture and theatre and knowledge in contemporary era.

GUIDED TOUR OF VILNIUS (for guests only)

Date and time: 2018-03-05, Monday, 17:15 (~2 hours)
Meeting Point: Bell Tower (Cathedral)
Number of participants: unlimited
Fee:
Other info: Prepare comfortable shoes, dress for cold weather and enjoy the appr. 2 hours excursion (bus + walking tour).

Vilnius is Lithuania’s capital city – a vibrant, compact, green, young and old, which counts its history since Middle Ages. The date when Grand Duke Gediminas invited European merchants to his new capital in 1323 is considered to be the accepted date for founding Vilnius.

When you are in Vilnius it’s a must to visit the Old Town. It is the historical centre of Vilnius and it is one of the largest in Eastern Europe. Valuable historic and cultural heritage is concentrated here. Due to its uniqueness the Old Town of Vilnius was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994.

LINE DANCE WORKSHOP

Teacher: Daiva Lesickienė, Line Dancing Teacher, Lithuania
Date and time: 2018-03-06, Tuesday, 15:30-17:00 (1,5 hours)
Venue: VIKO Central Building, Saltoniškių str. 58, room 301
Number of participants: max 20
Fee:
Other info: Bring comfortable footwear! 

What is social Line Dance? Can everybody dance?
Mission is to preserve and promote Line Dance as fun and healthful pursuits, social activities, art and communication forms.
Vision is to make every person in the World a Dancer!
You will experience dancing fun and will learn different style and different level dances.

IW DINNER (for guests only)

Date and time: 2018-03-06, Tuesday, 19:30 (~2 hours)
Venue: Restaurant “Gabi”, St. Mykolo str. 6
Number of participants: 40
Fee: 30 EUR (payment till Monday, 5th of March)

The restaurant Gabi, which was established in 1994 in an old artisans’ cottage, is interesting for its exceptional old-fashioned interior. It is located in one of the little old streets in the Old Town. Everything in this old-style restaurant eloquently testifies about how the spirit of the past is cherished in the present.
This place is worth a visit for lovers of European and Lithuanian cuisine. http://restoranasgabi.lt        

(INTER)NATIONAL EVENING

Date and time: 2018-03-07, Wednesday, 18:00-20:30
Venue: Faculty of Electronics and Informatics, J. Jasinskio str. 15, Main Hall (3rd floor)
Fee: Your good mood 🙂 

The idea of (Inter)national Evening is to give you a small break in the middle of the intensive teaching week.
During the first part of this evening you’ll be invited to a figurative journey through Lithuania and its regions. The journey will include presentation of national costumes, folk dances and songs performed by youthful and dynamic Vilniaus kolegija’s ensemble “Voruta”. Prepare your dancing shoes – the performance is planning to be interactive! 🙂 

You’ll also be invited to taste snacks from Lithuania and other countries. PROGRAMME OF THE EVENING

17:30

Door opens

18:00

Coffee/tee served
The Mini Museum of the Faculty of Electronics and Informatics will be waiting for all willing to know more about IT history

18:30

The journey through Lithuania starts

19:30

(Inter)national flavours

20:30

Party is over… party continues! After-party in Jazz Cellar is waiting for you 🙂 

AFTERPARTY: INTERNATIONAL PROJECT (LT-FI-LV)

Date and time: 2018-03-07, Wednesday, 21:00 (door opens at 20:00)
Venue: Jazz Cellar 11, Aušros Vartų str. 11, Vilnius
Number of participants: max 30
Fee: Entrance fee 8 EUR, which you can use later in the bar (payment till Monday, 5th of March)

VILNIAUS KOLEGIJA / UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES is announcing an event of the International Week – a jazz concert where you will hear NEFF IRIZARRY (guitar) – the lecturer of Helsinki POP & JAZZ Conservatory, INGA BERZINA (vocal) – the lecturer of Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music. You will also hear lecturers of University of Applied Sciences – ANDREJ POLEVIKOV (keys), RICHARDAS BANYS (keys), ARKADIJ GOTESMAN (drums), VYTIS NIVINSKAS (double-bass), GIEDRĖ KILČIAUSKIENĖ (vocal), AUŠRA PALIUŠĖ (vocal), JUSTAS PALIUŠIS (guitar), LAURA BUDRECKYTĖ-NIVINSKĖ (vocal), PRANAS KENTRA (guitar), SKIRMANTAS SASNAUSKAS (trombone), DARIUS RUDIS (drums), VITA RUSAITYTĖ (vocal) and a bunch of young and talented our music students – GRETA ŠIMKUTĖ (vocal), VIKTORIJA RAIBUŽYTĖ (vocal), IEVA LAPINSKAITĖ (vocal), GUODA VERENIŪTĖ (vocal), KLAUDIJUS ŠTUOPINIS (saxophone), LUKAS DAMBRAUSKAS (drums), RIMVYDAS MATUKYNAS (keys), MARTYNAS STOŠKUS (drums), PIJUS ORAS (bass guitar), ANDRIUS BALEVIČIUS (drums), MATAS RIČKUS (guitar), JUSTAS JUREVIČIUS (drums), VILHELMAS RUDYS (saxophone), MARIUS MICKUS (keys, vocal).

 DISCUSSION: INTERNATIONALISATION – WHOM, HOW AND WHY?

Moderator: Jolanta Preidienė, Vilniaus kolegija, Lithuania
Date and time: 2018-03-08, Thursday, 12:30-14:00 (1,5 hours)
Venue: VIKO Central Building, Saltoniškių str. 58, room 303
Number of participants: max 20
Fee:

In the increasingly globalized society, higher education and its environment have undergone considerable changes. Internationalisation has now become an integral part of all major activities of HEIs.     Mobility achievements are one of the key indicators in HEI. This has also raised significant challenges for teaching and research activities as well as professional identity of the staff. The aim of this meeting – to share experiences in the extensive internationalisation area.

SEMINAR: COACHING STUDENTS TO A PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Lecturer: Marc Asselberg, University College Ghent (HoGent), Belgium
Date and time: 2018-03-08, Thursday, 14:00-15:30 (1,5 hours)
Venue: VIKO Central Building, Saltoniškių str. 58, room 303
Number of participants: max 20
Fee:

During the seminar a method will be presented to prepare students for finding the appropriate job next to the development of their technical competences.
At HoGent there is a 3 year program called Italent which helps students to identify ‘who am I’, ‘what are my competences’ and finally ‘which kind of job fits with me’?

GUIDED TOUR: PALACE OF THE GRAND DUKES OF LITHUANIA (for guests only)

Date and time: 2018-03-08, Thursday, 16:00 (~1 hour)
Meeting Point: Bell Tower (Cathedral)
Number of participants: max 25 per group
Language: English
Fee: Museum entry ticket 3 EUR (payment in the museum)

The reconstructed Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, the former political, diplomatic, cultural center of the State, was one of the most famous in Europe in the 15th-17th centures and was demolished in the beginning of the 19th century. This Palace is excellent located just in the heart of Vilnius.

In the reconstructed Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania there are two exhibition tour routes directly related to the historical functions of this residence. The first tour will show the historical and architectural development of the palace by highlighting the ancient ruins still in place, excavated artifacts and by using models and iconographic materials. The second tour route will bring the visitors into the ceremonial halls, which have been reconstructed in such a way as to show the evolution of architectural styles – from the late Gothic to the Renaissance to the early Baroque.

CLOSING OF THE INTERNATIONAL WEEK

Date and time: 2018-03-09, Friday, 14:00-15:30
Venue: VIKO Central Building, Saltoniškių str. 58, room 301
Number of participants: All IW guests
Fee:

Come and meet for the last time during this event. Students are planning to share their experiences, you are welcome to do the same. Farewell coffee and case will be served after the discussion part.

Guided Tour to Trakai (for guests only)

Date and time: 2018-03-09, 15:45 (~4 hours)
Meeting Point: Saltoniškių str. 58, near the entrance
Number of participants: max 30
Fee: Museum entry ticket 7 EUR (payment in the museum)
Other info: Prepare comfortable shoes, dress for cold weather and enjoy the appr. 4 hours excursion (bus + walking tour).

Trakai is a historic city and lake resort in Lithuania. It lies 28 km west of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Because of its proximity to Vilnius, Trakai is a popular tourist destination.
The town covers 11.52 km2 of area and is inhabited by about 5,000 people. A notable feature of Trakai is that the town was built and preserved by people of different nationalities. Historically, communities of Karaims, Tatars, Lithuanians, Russians, Jews and Poles lived here.
Trakai Island Castle is located in Trakai, Lithuania on an island of Lake Street. The castle is sometimes referred to as “Little Marienburg”. The construction of the stone castle was begun in the 14th century by Kęstutis, and around 1409 major works were completed by his son Vytautas the Great, who died in this castle in 1430. Trakai was one of the main centers of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the castle held great strategic importance.