We arrived in Wellington late Sunday evening, 29th October 2012. We were met at the airport by John, a tall handsome guy (Accommodation Manager at VUW) in a warm and well-prepared way.
New home welcomed me with two packets of VN instant rice noodle for very late supper and some chocolate. What a nice surprice!
Next morning, Monday 30th, we gathered at Te Puni Village for breakfast, hosted by John and his staff. Then the Orientation and Enrolment for international students at VUW. We were given sufficient information on banking procedures, accomadation and campus at Victoria. Everything was proceded at an international standard, which is hoped to satisfy all VN delegates.
Next day, we took the opportunity of being in Council Chamber, the most honourable place at VUW, treated with a fabulous Morning Tea and listening to the Vice Chancellor giving a welcoming speech. I myself contributed a short talk on Project 2020. It was rated good and impressive by some of Vic people and my colleagues. I had a nice photo of me giving a presentation taken by a classmate.
We have already taken a campus tour and library tour. As a staff of Project 2020, the organizer of this training, I must say that I have a very high opinion of VUW being ready to pay in advance per diem to the VN delegation since it actually helps the trainees get motivated and excited before the course.
I as well as other VN delegates have begun the three first days of training. Some have found the training content a bit too simple to them as university teachers with some experience in using ICT in teaching English. However, we should expect something more exciting to come in the next weeks.