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    LOKO International for Orientation Days| 18 september 2013

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    This an introduction in Leuvens student life, with typical

    Leuven student scenes.

    We will look into a week of a student in Leuven, some useful tipsthat will make your life in Leuven easier and as Leuven as

    possible. At the end we will give you an overview of the biggest

    activities of the academic year.

    We will post this presentation on
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    Your first day in Leuven and time for your first class.

    How can you find your class room?

    1. Find yourcourse schedule on KU Loket, login and

    find my schedule/mijn lessenrooster

    2. The class room is in your schedule with an

    abbreviation. You can find a google maps of all the

    building of KU Leuven on our website.

    3. Plan your route with google maps from your home.

    Getting to class
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    Dont have much time for lunch? Or not in the mood to


    Alma Student Restaurants: the cheapest meals in


    De Werf (Hogeschoolplein): a students favorite

    Lunch break

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    After classes, students like to take a break. On Monday,

    that could be something sportive.

    Sports Card: a recommendation for sporters.

    Interfaculty Competition (IFB)via yourfacultys

    student union for football (indoor and outdoor),

    volleyball and basketball.

    Big sport events by LOKO Sport (first on Friday)

    Relaxing After Class/studying: Sports
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    Dont have much time for lunch? Or not in the mood to


    Sandwich Bars: Belegde broodjes is probably eaten

    the most for lunch.

    Tips: t Smullerke, Pinky, t Hoekske,

    Lunch break

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    Cheapest groceries:

    Brands: Colruyt (Lombaardenstraat, Groenveldstraat)

    Products: Aldi (Minckelersstraat, Kapucijnenvoer) Looking for specials: Delhaize (Tervuursevest)

    Ethnic Supermarkets:

    Exotic World: Brusselsestraat

    Chinese shop: Naamsestraat

    Thai Shop: Smetsplein

    Kazak: Tervuursestraat Polish Shop: Naamsesteenweg

    Mediterranean: Maria Theresiastraat

    Groceries: supermarkets

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    After classes, students like to take a break. On

    Tuesday, a drink in yourfakbar?

    What the Fak?

    FakbarFakulteitsbar: Bar for students of the


    Run by student volunteers: cheap drinks

    All fakbars in Leuven can be found on our website

    Relaxing After Class/studying: A drink
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    Leuven is multicultural. You can find many native

    speakers here. If you want to improve your English,

    Dutch, French, There are many opportunities.

    On, we gave an overview of

    language classes, conversation groups, Check

    Language Should Not Be A Barrier.

    I would like to improve my language skills
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    In the mood for Belgian food?:

    L-caf (on Oude Markt): Belgian stoemp for astudent budget (5 to 10 euro for a meal)

    Domus (Tiensestraat): Traditional Belgian dishes

    De Nachtuil (Krakenstraat): Belgian dishes until


    Leffe Caf (Bondgenotenlaan): Go there for

    stoofvlees. Njam!

    Yes, we do eat more than fries. ;)


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    After classes, students like to take a break. Music, dance, theater?

    Culture houses: STUK, OPEK, 30CC, Het Depot, Museum MDiscounts with culture card

    Want to follow art/music/dance/theater classes?Ask LOKO

    International where you can go.

    Theater group for internationals: Janus International Theater

    UurKultuur: Free for culture card holders

    LOKO Culture: organizes cultural activities from time to time.Artists wanted for Ithaka.

    WEDNESDAYRelaxing After Class/studying: Some culture

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    THURSDAYLunch break

    Dont have much time for lunch? Or not in the mood to

    cook? Another Alma Alternative.

    Thai House (Smetsplein): 4,50 euro for a delicious Thai

    lunch. 6 euro for dinner.

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    After classes, students like to take a break. Thursday night = Party night

    1. Fakbars

    2. TD Th Dansant: party organized by students for students.A lot in Albatros.

    Some in Alma II3. International/intercultural events:

    4. Oude Markt always parties
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    Courses require course material. So after a week of

    classes, you might think its time to get your course

    material. Where could you go?

    Course Service of Faculty Student Union.

    Nowhere cheaper. Find it on our website.

    Second hand book shop: Polare (Bondgenotenlaan)

    Acco: student discounts Complaints? E-mail

    LOKO International

    Dont wait too long to get yourcourse material. Its hard to get the course material

    during Cram and exams. Course Service is closed.

    Where to get my course material?
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    Perfect moment to get in touch with other weekenders in Pangaea for adrink.

    Though, every day is a good day to go to Pangaea.

    Relaxing After Class/studying: Where did all

    the Belgians go?

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    1. Trips with your student union, associations or Pangaea (check out

    their offer, they offer great deals)

    2. Trips on your own - Belgium:

    1. Exploring the surroundings: stop by at the tourist office(Naamsestraat) for great walks, tours, in and around Leuven

    2. Belgium by train: Get a go pass. For 5 euro (-26) you can go

    everywhere. Check if a weekend pass isnt cheaper.

    3. Trips around EU:

    1. Megabus and Eurobus: cheap but good for close destinations

    2. Eurail3. Ryanair

    4. Jet Air Fly

    Exploring the city, Belgium and Europe

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    Student Representative Association of Campus Leuven

    Umbrella Organization forFaculty Student Unions

    Supporting student life in Leuven on many aspects

    Representation @KU Leuven:

    Faculty Level: Faculty Student Unions (check: to find yours)

    Campus Level: LOKO (in Leuven) University Level: Student Council KU Leuven
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    LOKO? Representation for International Students done by LOKO


    contribute to our representation:ASSEMBLY OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

    Looking for President, Vice-President Social/Diversity,

    Vice-President Education and members

    Works together with LOKO International and Student

    Council KU Leuven representatives.

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    LOKO?How can we help you?

    Giving you advice and tips on life as a student

    Contact point forany problem regarding your

    life in Leuven

    Supporting events and forming a student organizationDirecting you to the right service/person

    Solve it ourselves

    Start of an investigation for a case

    Where to find us? Office in Pangaea, Monday to Friday