Experience Lithuanian Traditions: Join VBC Students at Kaziukas Fair
Dear Vilnius Business College students,
you’re cordially invited to join us at the Kaziukas Fair celebration in the center of Vilnius on March 8th at 11 AM.
Let’s meet at the VBC Saltoniškiu campus for a chance to experience Lithuanian traditions together.
Vilnius Business College Student Interview on Lithuania’s Famous TV Channel LNK
Vilnius Business College Events in 2023
How was the year 2023 for Vilnius Business College?
Much has happened because the college is primarily about people, and each of them experienced various perceptions, lessons, and impressions. The college is both a higher education institution, living an interesting and active life as an educational institution.
From the multitude of events, we selected the most memorable ones.
- This year we have marked the 31st anniversary of Vilnius Business College, which is one of the first private higher education institutions in Lithuania.
- Vidas Kavaliauskas, a longtime member of the college community, specially released an e-learning book “World Languages” for Vilnius Business College’s English language international communication students. Unfortunately, after a few months, we lost valuable friendship with the professor.
- In March, Vilnius Business College hosted a meaningful two-day scientific conference with guests from 11 foreign countries.
- Maryna Saprykina, the head of the Ukrainian CSR organization network, founder of the Ukrainian Women’s Business Community, and sustainability consultant, delivered a unique lecture on the resilience of Ukrainian businesses in the face of war in Ukraine.
- In May, “Team academy” students participated at the XX International Student Scientific Symposium in Klaipėda, focusing on “Academic Youth Aspirations: Insights into Economics, Management, Law, and Technology in 2023.”
- The student council of Vilnius Business College elected a new president, Benas Kuprys, which significantly increased the number of student-organized activities.
- A new initiative, the “Tech Savvy” programme for business representatives, was launched, fostering digital literacy and helping businesses find digitization opportunities for their sector, company, or product development.
- The “Profadienis” event continued its success, where students develop various competencies and learn to make decisions to solve business problems.
- Along with “Tech Savvy,” training sessions were held for Vilnius Business College lecturers on the field of artificial intelligence and technological innovations.
- The successful collaboration with the “Barcelona Technology School” (Spain) resulted in master’s studies for any graduated student who obtained a professional bachelor’s degree.
- Other successful initiatives include the traditional Vilnius Business College translation competition, counting eleven years, and the scientific electronic journal “Applied Business: Issues & Solutions,” established by Vilnius Business College and Marius Jakulis Jason’s fund.
Get Ready for an Exciting Start to the New Academic Year!
Congratulations to our international students as their studies at Vilnius Business College begin exactly now!
First day at the college means meeting new people, feeling over the moon about the new beginning and hearing some practical info about the start of the studies.
Tomorrow our international students will have an interesting tour of Vilnius. We believe that’s the best way to know a new city.
Welcome, and thank you for choosing studies at Vilnius Business College!
VBC Teachers and Students Visited Partnership Institutions in Slovenia
The main topic of the project is to examine and present sustainable tourism in the project partner countries.
Project participants – Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovenia.
Vilnius Business College students, together with partners from other countries, prepared presentations about the possibilities of sustainable tourism in their countries during virtual meetings, which they presented during live contact, answered the audience’s questions, and tried to offer ways to expand and popularize sustainable tourism.
During the live meeting, the project participants went to different tourist areas/companies, where they learned about the work being done or intended to be done to promote organic tourism (chocolate factory, pumpkin seed oil press, observation tower of the Lendava region, baking of national bread, etc.).
Lecturers and specialists working in the fields of environmental protection and tourism gave lectures to the participants (about the importance of watersheds for wildlife and the fight against climate change, the importance of beavers for ecosystems, etc.).
Good practices were exchanged, countries’ progress, advantages and obstacles of sustainable tourism were compared.
The result of the meeting is a video about sustainable tourism in each of the participating countries.
I am an International Student Studying at VBC
Mannh Kamble came from India. Business management and marketing are already the second study programme which he studies in Lithuania. Who brought him from hot India to Lithuania, where he is counting the sixth year of his life? Mannh talks openly and honestly about his studies, cultural challenges and why living in a foreign country so strongly teaches us to live in the present. For your attention – an interview with our college student from abroad!
How did you end up at the Vilnius Business College?
Engineering studies brought me to Vilnius, but my old dream of working for myself and creating my own business did not leave me. I decided to take a break and once on my way to work I saw the inscription “Vilnius Business College” on a huge building. I got interested, read more, went to talk and…I was hooked. I was attracted by the study program, informal, warm communication, and an environment that does not resemble standard classrooms. The gap year I had planned ended very naturally before it even started. It felt like everything fell into place by itself.
And what is the study experience like after the first year?
Great! The first semester was very addictive because the studies are interactive. Instead of constantly reading a pile of books before, here the learning process is gradual and with a lot of practice. You need to read books, but the teacher can give you the task of finding the desired literature on a certain topic. We also pay a lot of attention to what is happening in business and in a particular field, not just in general, but at the moment, how it relates to the subject of study. And this is the case in all lectures, so studying is interesting.
My group mates are smart and cool, I really like them. I even work with some of them in the same job.
How did you manage to adapt in Lithuania, a completely new country for you?
I have been living in Vilnius for six years, so I am no longer a newcomer. When I was preparing to go to Lithuania for the first time, I was not too interested in the country, because the most important thing for me was my studies. Now it’s fun to remember when family members, just 30 minutes before leaving for the airport became interested in the climate of Lithuania and, seeing -20 C, rushed to look for warm clothes. Men’s or women’s jacket – it didn’t matter anymore! The housemates were also worried about the Indian food that I am used to.
I like Vilnius. I made friends from my previous studies, and later, in order to get to know Lithuanians better, I tried various methods, for example, talking to a stranger in the city every day. And I was successful! I also found friends with the help of my girlfriend. Currently, my circle consists of Lithuanians and foreigners, I have no friends from India.
When I could find a job, I found it on the Internet, social media with the help of networks. The fact that I am trying to learn to speak Lithuanian helps me a lot. I can now talk about simple everyday things.
What cultural challenges did you face?
What was new was that people in Lithuania value personal space much more. I like that Lithuanians are quite straightforward people: they don’t mince words, they say it as it is. When you find a Lithuanian friend, you know that he is real and reliable.
In India, I was used to a huge variety of languages, customs, religions, etc. diversity, and this is not the case in Lithuania. However, you get used to everything, even the Lithuanian weather, because after summer the temperature does not immediately drop to -20. The weather cools down gradually, and everything is saved by the right clothes.
What would you advise to our new students which considering studying at the Vilnius Business College?
Be open. The most important thing is to stay focused on your long-term plans, to be active every day. Study as many different subjects as possible, make the most of all the opportunities – that’s how your studies in Lithuania will be memorable. If you see an opportunity, such as a job offer on LinkedIn, don’t hesitate to give it a try.
It is very important to make as many contacts as possible and to learn the Lithuanian language. Local people, seeing your efforts, will be happy to help.
When you come to Lithuania, don’t compare it with your country. It doesn’t do anything and it doesn’t help in any way. You cannot have one foot in Lithuania and the other in your home country. You have to live in the present, here, where you are now, in Lithuania.
Thanks to Mannh Kamble for the interview! We wish you success in your further studies!
Vilnius Business College’s Friendship With Georgia Continues!
Vilnius Business College’s friendship with Georgia continues!
On 19th of June 2023, we welcomed guests from Tbilisi, with whom we are cooperating on the project “Priorities of the Lithuanian Language and Culture Centre of the Technical University of Sakhkartveli in 2023”.
For guests were introduced our college and its history, and we all had the opportunity to get to know each other better during an informal session.