Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Summer School got under way with a “Welcoming Night” organized by Vice Rector in charge of International Relations and Recruitment. The night was attended by students from many different parts of the world.
The opening ceremony took place at the EMU Beach Club on the 15th of June 2016, at 8:00 p.m. During the said ceremony, Prof. Dr. Hasan Amca, Vice Rector in charge of International Relations and Recruitment, delivered a speech. In his speech Prof. Dr. Amca welcomed all participants to the International Summer School that includes hundreds of students each year. Prof. Dr. Amca highlighted the fact that students will be offered different courses lasting for different periods of time, from two weeks, up to two months. Prof. Dr. Amca also wished that the students leave the TRNC and EMU with good memories that will last forever.
Özgür Tasçıoğlu, Coordinator of EMU International Summer School noted that each year EMU Internatıonal Summer School attracts hundreds of students from different nationalities and ages. Tasçıoğlu also noted that Summer School provides short term academic programs for those over the age of twelve. Tasçıoğlu concluded his speech by giving a big welcome to those attending, wishing them an enjoyable night.
In his speech Peyman Soltani, leader of the group EMU Iran, thanked EMU for their hospitality and the opportunities they provide. He went onto state that they are very satisfied with the education and activities provided at the Summer School. Lamin Minteh, a representative from Gambia, also noted that they are very satisfied with the Summer School, noting that they would like to return to EMU.
After the opening speeches, a promotional video providing information about the Summer School was screened. The night also included theatre and dance performances. Certificates were handed to students who completed the short term Turkish course. The night was also attended by Rector of EMU Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam.