The SQU Annual Students Trip 2019 for outstanding students of the University commenced on 11 June 2019. The annual overseas trip for outstanding students at SQU is funded by a grant from His Majesty, the Sultan. This year the girls and boys teams are visiting Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia from 11 to 24 June 2019. The trip includes visits to the capital cities of the three countries to learn the history and culture of the region. In addition, the student teams will visit the universities, tourist spots and other attractions with a view to gain international experience and make new friendships and associations.
Dr. Badria Ibrahim Al Shihi, Director of the Centre for Preparatory Studies at SQU is the Head of the delegation and Head of Girls group. Dr. Zahir Humaid Al Attabi, Assistant Dean of the College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences is the Head of Boys group. The itinerary includes Bratislava in Slovakia, Prague and Brno in Czech Republic and Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck region (Tyrolean Alps) in Austria.
During their stay in Austria, the student teams will attend a lunch hosted by HE Yousef Ahmed Hamed Al Jabri, the Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to Austria and meet with Austrian and Omani students residing in Austria. They will also visit the GCC Permanent Mission to the UN, to learn about the roles, objectives and achievements of the Mission. In Salzburg, they will meet with the Mayor of city Salzburg in Hellbrunn Palace. In Innsbruck and surroundings, the student groups will visit the Swarvski Crystal World Museum in Wattens and Stubaital alpine valley in Tyrol.
The itinerary in Czech Republic includes cultural meeting and festive dinner in the garden of Brno Technology University with traditional Czech folklore music and dance show. The student delegation will meet the Governor of North Bohemia region. The students will visit Charles University in Prague and meet its Deputy Vice Chancellor and Arabic department representatives.
In Bratislava, Slovakia, the students will visit Comenius University and meet with Slovak students. They will also visit the Olympic Training Center in Samorian Slovakia, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum and the Moravia region in Slovakia.