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VIDA UNIVERSITARIA- Speed Exchange 2014

Wendy . Blog Shakespeare slept here! Published 14 January 2014

An important part of university life is to meet new people. Well, our Speed Exchange is a fun active way of doing just that. One minute you're standing in a crowd, the next minute you are sitting in front of someone you've never met. 5 minutes later you're laughing or immersed in a serious discussion, and before you know it you've made a new friend. About 1/2 of our participants today were from other countries or other provinces in Spain. They got the chance to meet people from other degree programs. Many discovered that they had common interests and were exchanging emails. .Then you move down the table to meet someone else.

What do they all have in common? They're all university students, in Spain, on a rainy day in January, and they are all communicating in English.

Join the activities sponsored by the Language Center. You'll enjoy them and you'll get more out of your university experience. Look for our activities on the NEWSLETTER and on www.uem.es/shakespeare -Wendy Vocabulario: Standing in a crowd: de pie en un grupo de gente Get a chance to meet: tener la oportunidad de conocer... Degree program: carrera universitaria Get more out of: sacarle más partido

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Comments (35)
Sergio Recatero B2.1 (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Definitely this is the best way to meet people in the university and improve your speaking and comprehension. All the participants has in common two things: all of them are university students and they must be open minded people, if you are not, you don't fit in this activity. The Language Center should promote this kind of activities because I didn't know that existed before reading this post.

Ana T2_B1_M42 (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

I think it is a wonderful initiative to meet people from everywhere and make more friends in college and I would like to attend future meetings of this type.

MARIA SUAREZ M58 (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Hi wendy, I think that all these events are very productive to all the students of this university. You can learn a lot of other countries meanwhile you practice English knowing peole. For sure this activity will win a lot of new participants next time

Fatima CT M58 (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Hi Wendy: It's very interesting this kind of activities!! I think it's very useful for the foreign and Spanish students because it's a quick and effective way to meet new people and practice English. We could do it in our English classes because most of us do not know each other. This way we could improve Speaking. See You!! F.

Gala Ruiz B... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Hi Wendy, I think college is synonymous with meeting people. Since you can meet people that study the same career like you or attend your English class or be in the same team as you. Because in sports you can also meet people of university life. Bye.

cristina de manuel (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

I known that there was this activity in the university, but hitherto I don´t know that there are people who involved in this. I think is a very good chance of meet new people and maybe made new friends. In my particular case with this activity I can get more out ot to my level English. This is a very good idea! Thanks to all who make possible which this iniciative go ahead! Regards!

Miguel Angel Pe... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

I am a professor at EMU part time and can not attend these meetings because I have other work to occupy my time. I am sure that these activities are very interesting to learn and meet new people.

Cristina Agustí... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Good morning Wendy, I think is an activity very interesting, because you can meet a new people. Moreover you can do a new friends. Also is a great idea because, you can know people the other countries and you learn a lot of things. Besides all that you can spend a good time!

Tania Flores B2... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

It seems to me a really interesting activity. It´s not only a way of meeting new people but also can learn english having fun. It´s a pitty I haven´t been aware of it before because I would have attend. The university should offer more activities like this.

Jose FMR T53 (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

I think that is a very interesting activity, where you can meet new people at the University who's otherwise never you know. This activity is also very good to practice speaking in a fun way. I don't have time and I can't go, but I'd like.

Judit T53 (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

I went to that activity, and it was very interesting and funny! I got the chance to meet people of different countries and I made friends! The last friday I went out with two girls that I met there, it was so cool! This activity need to be repeated soon, because I think only one hour it is a few time to meet all the people that went there!

José Manuel Cam... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

I love this kind of activities. I think it's a great oportunity to make new friends and have a nice time at university. Your time at university runs fast and we need to seize to the maximum that time. The more people you meet, the funniest university experience you'll have. I would really like to get more out of my university experience and join to this kind of activities in the future. Bye!

Maria del Mar B... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

So sad because i could´t go due to my classes ;( i hope to be free next time to practice English with this wonderful group ! …now I'm very jealous for not appearing in these photos, they seem very happy like having a good time =) so cool! . Not only is a good way to meet new people and probably new bff with other degrees and countries, you can also improve your level. see you next time guys ! have fun !

Antonio Sybounh... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

It's an activity to which I would have liked to go, but in the morning I work and I can't go to such activities. I hope to be able to attend other types of more or less similar to this activity. Regards!

Nuria Hernández... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

when I have seen the pictures and I have heard the testimonies of the people who went, I feel jealous because this was a awesome experience and I couldn´t go because I had class in the same hours. This is a great experiences to meet other people around the world, to know more things about your lifes, your cultures, to do new friend, and to improve your english level. Is a funniest and one of the best way to learn english! I hope that happen again this kind of activities and that I will can go. See you other time. Bye!

Juan de Dios Cr... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

I couldn't attend this activity but it seems a fatantastic way to meet people while you practice English at the same time. I think that this is very importan for the university so i hope that the university continues with this initiative.

Enrique Sancho ... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

It was not possible for me to attend this activity. I have read the article and in my opinion is an original way to meet people and above all a great way to practice english. Especially it is very useful for people who have recently join the UEM because it is a quick and funny way to make friends. Im looking forward to receive information about the following activity of the language center, although it would be difficult for me to attend due to the schedules of my classes.

Daniel Gil Lore... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

On one hand the speed-dating is a good way to meet people, and I think It's a good idea to apply it in the university for students from first grade, that are a bit lost in the campus and want to make friends, but on the other hand it is quite difficult to know people from only five minutes, and principally it is hard for shy people to talk with people that they have never met before. To conclude the speed-dating is a great activity but only in some cases.

Alice Thomas B2.1 (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

It's so a great idea ! On one hand it is a good way to meet other people who doesn't study the same degree than ours and on the other hand to get to know people from other countries than ours. I hope that this meeting will remake and I will be able to participate.

Adriana Gosalbe... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

I think that it´s a very good iniciative, as well the students are encouraged to participate in an activity where you can meet different people and also helps you to improve englis. See you soon!

Belén Gallego N... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

I think it is a very interesting activity, I agree with the idea that it is a good way to meet other people and you can know more about different countries and cultures despite the fact that you have little time to know each other you can talk about many different topics and it could be fun. I would like to do this type of activity bye

Arturo Garrido (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Hey there! I think this is a very interesting activity, and I am sure that it must be promoted, because the students from another countries frecuently are isolated in their own groups. Or..let me think about it..maybe the spanish students have the problem! And I can imagine why..because the damn English! Anyway, this activities will be fun and welcome more often. See you later alligator!

Ester Haro M58 (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Hi Wendy I practiced this activity in my erasmus and i meet many new people, also i learned new manners. But the best point is make a friend from other countries, after you can go other countries.

David López Ani... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

I think is a good an interesting idea to know new people and practice english. I like this kind of projects, are funny, instructive and you learn english making new friends.

Manuel T53 (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

It's a wonderful idea ! On one way it is a good way to meet other people who doesn't study the same major than me and on the other way to get to know people from other cultures than ours. I hope that this meeting will take place again and I will be able to participate.

Jesus Santiago ... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

College life is a moment that should be exploited to the fullest. The variety of people from different countries make it very different activities. I think it's a great opportunity for large meet friends and to keep the morrow very good friends. This is a great activity!

Joaquín Martín M-65 (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

I think that this activity is a fun way for to learn the part of speaking in english or the people, who come of other countries, and they will want to meet to new people, for both people are very interesting. I have never seen this activity at UEM, but the person that had this idea, he or she deserves my congratulations.

Carla Barreiro ... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Really I have never been in an activity like that in the UEM, maybe because I'm little bit shy when I've to know new people. However, I think this kind of social activities have a very good purpose and they may help us to Socialize and practice the English speaking.

Pablo Martín M58 (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Hi wendy! I think that this kind of initiatives are very interesting. I've not had the pleasure of attending any issue, but it must be a extraordinary exercise to put in practice the english language and of course to meet people of different places and with different cultures, which is very productive to personal growth. Expect more editions! Regards, P.

Lara Raboso B1 M42 (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Hy Wendy I have never been in the activities in uem, but I have met nice people in this college. People that I can tell friends. This have been the best part of my university life. See you soon!

Giovanni Bergamo (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

I think it's a wonderful initiative to meet new people from everywhere and make more friends. This initiatives are very good for the people that just came in the campus.

Héctor B1-M42 (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

The university is a great oportunity to meet new people, from your country or from other country, and sometime you meet people from the same city that you've never saw. This it's my third year at the university and I met a lot of people from optic, pharmacy, medicine, etc. This activity will be a oportunity to met new people who i haven't saw in this three years. See you soon!

Sergio Pérez Go... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Hi Wendy, I think, It a wonderful idea to be able to meet other places. And knowing people who is studying other degrees. If It were not by that iniacitve it would be impossible to knowing them.

Sergio Pérez Go... (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Hi Wendy, I think, It is a wonderful idea to be able to meet other places. And knowing people who is studying other degrees. If It were not by that iniacitve it would be impossible to knowing them.

Dayron A2 (not verified)
5 February 2016 12:29 pm Reply

Hi Wendy! I think it very interesting to meet people in university and learn about their culture while practicing English.

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