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You are all invited to attend the online Orientation Program which will be held on September 16-22 (except the weekend). You need to fill in the form on our website to register for the program. You can access the program, which will be 25 academic hours long, via Microsoft Teams. You can log on Microsoft Teams with your MEBIS account information. It is important to participate in the program to make your adaptation process easier as well as to discover Istanbul and Turkey. Please visit our website for more information on the registration, course content, and
schedule.

The Orientation Program is Free

Orientation Program for International Students

(25 academic hours) - 1 academic hour = 45 min = 1 lesson

Program Schedule

5 days х 5 academic hours = 25 academic hours = 25 lessons

Lessons 1 & 2: 9:00 – 10:30

Break Time: 10:30 – 10:45

Lessons 3 & 4: 10:45 – 12:15

Break Time: 12:15-12:30

Lesson 5: 12:30-13:15

Day 1

Lessons 1&2.

Studying Abroad.

Learning styles.

 

Video Part: Discover Your Learning Style.

 

Interactive Part:

    • Discover your learning style.
    • Identify most important learning strategies for your learning mode.
    • Discuss VARK preferences.

Lessons 3&4.

Studying Abroad.

How to take lecture notes.

 

Interactive Part:

  • Take notes using different strategies.
  • Discuss the effectiveness of note taking techniques.
  • Discuss what to do before and after the lecture.

Lessons 5.

Studying Abroad.

How to give a short presentation.

 

Interactive Part:

Use verbal ‘signposts’ to guide the audience through the presentation.

 

Video Part:

Good Presentation VS Bad Presentation.

Day 2

Lessons 1&2.

Studying Abroad.

How to give a short presentation.

 

Video Part:

Presentation: Good/Bad Examples.

 

Interactive Part:

  • Analyze successful/unsuccessful presentations.
  • Improve PPT presentations.

 

Lessons 3&4.

Studying Abroad.

How to study effectively.

 

Video Part:

How to Manage Time in Exam Hall.

 

Interactive Part:

  • Answer “Study Habits Survey” questions and find your trouble spots.
  • Use mnemonic techniques.

Lessons 5.

System of Education in Turkey

Education in Turkey.

Levels and types of higher education.

Academic exchange programs (Erasmus+, Mevlana, and Farabi).

Languages of instruction. Where and how to learn Turkish and improve your English.

 

Video Part:

  • What do foreign students think about Turkish language?
  • Erasmus+ International Dimension.
  • Turkey Scholarships.

Day 3

Lessons 1&2.

Medipol University Structure

Turkish university structure. Medipol University in facts and figures.

Living on campus:

  • campuses;
  • security;

Video Part:

Istanbul Medipol University Campus Tour.

Lessons 3&4.

Medipol University Structure

Living on campus:

  • hospitals and healthcare;
  • library;
  • cafeterias and canteens;
  • student clubs and activities;
  • shopping;
  • other facilities.

Interactive Part:

Discuss and develop:

  • ideal university rules and regulations for students;
  • ideal menu for students.

Lessons 5.

Medipol University Structure

How to

  • get a reduced-fare transportation card;
  • buy a sim card and register your phone;
  • get a reduced-fare museum card.

Day 4

Lessons 1&2.

Medipol University Structure

 

Kavacık Campus Tour:

Virtual Tour using https://sanaltur.medipol.edu.tr/

 

Lessons 3&4.

From Culture Shock to Cultural Awareness

What is culture shock? Symptoms and impact of culture shock. Dealing with culture shock.

What is cultural awareness? Its levels.

 

Video Part:

  • Students from 5 different continents tell about their experience of culture shock.
  • Funny, But True: Cultural Differences.

 

Interactive Part:

  • Asses the level of your culture shock.
  • Share your experience of culture shock; give tips and recommendations how to overcome it in Turkey. (Discussion based on the video)
  • Check your awareness of different cultures.

Lessons 5.

From Culture Shock to Cultural Awareness

History of Turkey in brief.

Geographical issues.

 

Video Part:

  • Black Sea Region.
  • 40,000 Years in 8 Minutes.

 

Interactive Part:

  • Check your knowledge of Turkish geography and history.

Day 5

Lessons 1&2.

From Culture Shock to Cultural Awareness

Famous people.

Landmarks.

 

 

Video Part:

  • Flights of Imagination.

 

Interactive Part:

  • Identify Turkish landmarks.

Virtual Tour using www.360tr.com

Lessons 3&4.

From Culture Shock to Cultural Awareness

Traditions and values.

What to do and not to do being in Turkey.

 

Video Part:

  • Eating in Turkey.

 

Interactive Part:

  • Check your awareness of Turkish traditions and values.

Lesson 5

From Culture Shock to Cultural Awareness

Stereotypes.

Orientation Program conclusion.

 

Interactive Part:

Discuss stereotypes. What is true and what is not?

How To Login

You need to log into MEBIS in order to log into Microsoft Teams. MEBIS is the student information system of Medipol University. You can select/choose courses, access the information about the exams, check your grades, request documents such as student certificate, transcript and course contents, make a payment, review the past payments and download the receipts and check your course schedule. If you do not know your login information, please call/text the International Student Affairs Office on +90 549 828 8610. Once you have logged into MEBIS, your Microsoft account will be created automatically. You can log into Teams by using your MEBIS account information. We suggest you log into Teams before the start date of the classes. If you face any problems, please send an email to [email protected]

  • Open microsoft.com on your browser or download the application.
  • Log in using [email protected]edu.tremail address and MEBIS password.
  • After logging into the Microsoft Teams, click TEAMS, then enter the code we sent you to join the class.
  • When the instructor starts the meeting (class), you can access the meeting by clicking JOIN.
  • Please reach Information Technologies Unit via [email protected]for the inconveniences you may face.

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