Some of my college classmates and I will be studying for one semester at a foreign university in Belgium. To give context, we are Italian Erasmus students on an exchange program traveling to a foreign country that speaks Dutch/Flemish, although the classes will be partially or fully in English.
I would like to know if you think it’s a good idea to send an email to each professor of the courses we’ll be taking a few weeks in advance with the goals of
- introducing ourselves
- establishing a direct line and open of communication
- asking if there’s anything we should review before classes start
- saying we’re very happy to attend their course and look forward to learning from everyone
- making sure they are aware of our arrival and therefore possibly prepare English material for us
Do you think this a good idea or should we just present ourselves on the first day of classes? Should I send it myself or cc my classmates? I just want to make sure this is going to be a great experience for everyone.