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Orientation Week



for ERASMUS and Exchange Students 07.-11.10.2019

The European University Viadrina is offering an orientation week from October 7thuntil October 11th 2019 for new arriving students. Within the orientation week we are organizing some events especially designed for exchange students. You can also have a look at the complete list of events taking place during the orientation week.

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 07th

Introduction into Studying at the Viadrina for ERASMUS and Exchange Students

Tuesday, October 08th

Meeting with the Departmental ECTS Coordinator for ERASMUS and Exchange Students

  • 02:45pm - 03:45pm | Faculty of Law
    Place*: GD HS 1, Prof. Dr. Carmen Thiele

Here you will find the presentation of this introduction.

Information about Foreign Language Education - German, English, Spanish

Wednesday, October 09th

Virtual Life at the Viadrina (viaCampus, Moodle, Owa, eduroam etc.)

  • 10:45am - 12:15pm Audimax

Thursday, October 10th

Meetings with the Departmental ECTS Coordinators for ERASMUS and Exchange Students

  • 11:30am - 12:30pm | Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences
    Place*: GD HS 8, Nicole Klück
  • Here you can find the presentation for download.

Information on the selection of courses and the Learning Agreements in the Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences

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

Information about the Writing Center

  • 09:00am - 10:00am | Writin Center
    Ort*: GD HS 2

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 01.10.2019 on via e-mail with the subject: „Workshop registration“ to:
    • max. 20 participants per Workshop 
Date Time Place* / Language Participants
11.10.2019 10am - 5pm AM 202 | English list of participants 11.10.2019
14.10.2019 10am - 5pm AB 207 | English list of participants 14.10.2019
15.10.2019 10am - 5pm AB 207 | English list of participants 15.10.2019
21.10.2019 10am - 5pm GD 04 | English list of participants 21.10.2019
29.10.2019 10am - 5pm AB 219 | English list of participants 29.10.2019
10.01.2020 10am - 5pm AM K12 | English list of participants 10.01.2020

* 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