Visiting the campus
Prospective students are cordially invited to visit ETS and enjoy a full day of activities, including classes, chapel, counseling and a complementary meal. Visits and any needed overnight accommodation should be arranged at least one week in advance. Guests should plan to arrive between 8 a.m. or 4 p.m. (from Monday to Friday) if they want to visit classes. Chapel service is at 12:00 p.m. on Thursdays followed by lunch. An admissions counselor will be available to answer questions about admission and community life.
At ETS we are not merely an academic institution, but we are also a community. Both single and married students live on campus. We share meals together three times a day in the cafeteria and we all share in the responsibility of maintaining the campus through work assignments. Each student and boarder contributes twelve hours a week to various tasks. Students and staff come together for and participate in chapel services as a way of growing together in the Lord. We also worship together in various local evangelical churches along with local Christians. All students are also involved in practical ministry training, which takes them to churches, orphanages, refugee camps, and other places. At ETS we learn to live together, to study, to work, to worship and gain practical ministry experience in a variety of settings.
According to ETS policy, all students have to complete a two hour working task every day for the benefit of the ETS community. Students are expected to fulfill their obligations conscientiously as unto the Lord and need to keep the daily routine that is a part of our community life. Every student has to do his/her job according to the task schedule and is expected to come on time to their tasks and services (5 minutes before the appointed time is the best.)
ETS is locked at 11 p.m. every night and is opened at 7 a.m. the next morning. During that time, all students are expected to be in their rooms. Any activity that disturbs the sleep of other students or residents during night hours (11p.m. - 7 a.m.) is not allowed (i.e. loud cleaning, listening to radio or tape players, watching TV, showering, talking etc.).
During warm weather students can take advantage of the playing field in the Seminary's backyard to play football, volleyball, basketball and other outdoor sports, or just to relax. Different matches with other teams from Osijek are organized at some of the many other playing fields in the city. For those who just wish to get some exercise and fresh air, Osijek itself is blessed with many fine parks and walking paths, especially along the Drava River.
There is also an indoor swimming pool about a 10-minute drive from the Seminary that is available to students for a small fee as are nearby fitness centers for weightlifting and aerobics.
For a rest, students enjoy relaxing and socializing in the Mennonite Room, our students' lounge equipped with large couches and a television. Students also regularly organize the screening of rented movies on weekends.
At the beginning of each new academic year, staff and students organize a fall picnic for the new students to be introduced to their older colleagues. Students organize a special party at Christmas and also for the graduating class at the end of the academic year.