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Orientation Week

for ERASMUS and Exchange Students 03.-06.04.2018

The European University Viadrina is offering an orientation week from April 03rd until April 06th 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.

Tuesday, April 03rd

Introduction into Studying at the Viadrina for ERASMUS and Exchange Students

Wednesday, April 04th

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

      • 09:00am-10:00am | "Virtual Life @ Viadrinay" (HIS, Moodle, OWA)
        Place*: GD HS 1, Department of International Affairs

        Here you can find the presentation of this introduction.

Information about Foreign Language Education - German, English, Spanish

Meetings with the Departmental ECTS Coordinators for ERASMUS and Exchange Students

      • 12:00am-01:00pm | 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

      • 12:00am-01:00pm | Faculty of Law
        Place*: GD HS 4, Prof. Dr. Carmen Thiele

        Here you can find the presentation of this introduction.


Thursday, April 05th

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.

  • 02:00pm-03:00pm | InSights into the Writing Center
    Place*: GD HS 8

Thursday, April 05th - Monday, April 09th (+ Italian April 17th)

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:

  • Application
    • starting from 03.04.2018 - Earlier e-mails will not be considered!
    • max. 20 participants per Workshop
    • via e-mail with the subject: „Workshop registration“ to:
Date Time Place* / Language Participants
23.04.2018 10am-5:00pm AM 02 / English list of participants 1
04.05.2018 10am-5:00pm GD 312 / English list of participants 2
07.05.2018 10am-5:00pm AM 02 / English list of participants 3
14.05.2018 10am-5:00pm AM 02 / German list of participants 4

* 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