As Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU) welcomes new batch of blue blooded eagles this school year, the Office of Students Affairs in partnership with the university’s official student council, El Consejo Atenista, conducted a two-day Orientation Seminar (OrSem) for the freshmen on June 08 to June 9, 2018 with its theme “Supernova 2018” in the Multi-purpose Covered Court.

During the first day of the OrSem, the student leaders of each organization gathered and presented a dance number to welcome the new members of the institution. The morning session started with the introduction of school officials followed by a brief orientation about the school’s history. Despite not being able to attend, the University President, Fr. Karel San Juan SJ, sent out his remarks through a video. The students were also given the chance to have their campus tour with the help of their Kuyas and Ates in the university. They also roam around the campus in order to discover their academic organization of their choice.

The second day was also filled with  fun, laughter, and cheers as each academic organization gave out their loud and energetic yells and jingles. After the program, the students started roaming around, searching for organizations that befit their interest. Each organization had their own decorated booth with prepared freebies, interactive and knowledge-filled games and prizes.

Of course, AFS Intercultural Programs Philippines did not miss the fun. Through the help of the International Studies Organization of Ateneo, AFS Intercultural Programs Philippines went to join the event and paved way for a life-changing opportunity that surely gave an awesome experience promises the betterment of the lives of the students through these exchange programs and scholarships offered by the NGO.