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Orientation Week

for ERASMUS and Exchange Students 08.-12.10.2018

The European University Viadrina is offering an orientation week from October 08rth until October 12th 2018 for new arriving students. Within the orientation week we are organizing some events especially designed for exchange students.

For active participation in our orientation week, exchange and visiting students may receive 3 ECTS credits. Therefore you have to take part in the following events:

1.   the Introduction from the Department of International Affairs

2.   one of the meetings with the Departmental Coordinators:
      Social and Cultural Sciences / Law / Business Administration and Economics

3.   the Information event of the Language Centre

4.   the Information event of the Writing Center

5.   and one of the Intercultural Workshops

Events within the Orientation Week

Be aware that some of the events are offered for each faculty.

Monday, October 08th

Introduction into Studying at the Viadrina for ERASMUS and Exchange Students

Tuesday, October 09th

Information about Foreign Language Education - German, English, Spanish

Meetings with the Departmental ECTS Coordinators for ERASMUS and Exchange Students

Wednesday, October 10th

Introduction into the Online Systems of the Viadrina for ERASMUS and Exchange Students

  • 10:15am-12:15pm | "Virtual Life @ Viadrinay" (HIS, Moodle, OWA)
    Place*: GD HS 1, Department of International Affairs

    ​Here you find the presentation of this introduction.​

Thursday, October 11th

Information about the Writing Center

This information meeting provides students the opportunity to learn about  the Writing Center of the Viadrina and its offers. It will help students to manage their writing tasks efficiently. Moreover, the workshop gives a first introduction to writing processes and writing techniques, and will discuss the avoidance of plagiarism.

  • 09:00am-10:00am | InSights into the Writing Center
    Place*: GD HS 2

Meetings with the Departmental ECTS Coordinators for ERASMUS and Exchange Students

  • 10:00am-11:00am | Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences
    Place*: GD HS 2, Nicole Klück

  • 01:00pm-02:00pm | Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
    Place*: GD HS 2, Torsten Glase

    Here you find the presentation of this introductions.

Entry Level Tests for Foreign Languages

Students who have any preknowledge of a language must attend an entry level test if they want to participate in a language course, which is offered by the Language Centre ("Sprachenzentrum"). There is no need to register for the entry test. More information are available on the Website of the Language Centre ("Sprachenzentrum").

Intercultural Workshops

Beyond our program during the introduction week, we also offer intercultural workshops for ERASMUS students. Since the number of participants is limited to a maximum of 20 students, a pre-registration is necessary. The list will be placed on our website well in advance. Time, date place and the list of participants of the work shops are published in the chart below:

This workshop empowers students to reflect on their own cultural identity and develop an intercultural perspective. By working with a larger definition of culture and cultural categories, students will learn skills to better communicate in a multicultural society. This course may be of particular interest to international students new to Germany.
  • Registration
    • from 09.10.2018 on via e-mail with the subject: „Workshop registration“ to:
    • max. 20 participants per Workshop
Date Time Place* / Language Participants
19.10.2018 10am - 5pm GD 05 English participants_19.10
26.10.2018 10am - 5pm GD 312 English participants_26.10
29.10.2018 10am - 5pm GD 312 English participants_29.10
02.11.2018 10am - 5pm GD 312 English participants_02.11
05.11.2018 10am - 5pm GD 04 English participants_05.11

                                        !Due to the small number of participants, the German workshop  does not take place!

* Buildings of the Viadrina:
GD - Gräfin-Dönhoff-Gebäude | AM - Auditorium Maximum/ Audimax | HG - Hauptgebäude/ Bibliothek | LH - Logenhaus/ Logensaal | PG - Postgebäude/ Stephan-Saal | AB - August-Bebel-Straße/ Seminargebäude | CP - Collegium Polonicum | IBZ - Internationales Begegnungszentrum