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Orientation Week

for ERASMUS and Exchange Students 06.-10.04.2020

The European University Viadrina is offering an orientation week from April 6th until April 10th 2020 for new arriving students. Within the orientation week we are organizing some events especially designed for exchange students. You should 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

important events during the Orientation Week

Introduction into Studying at the Viadrina for ERASMUS and Exchange Students

06.04.2020 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm GD HS8
Bernd Schünow | Viadrina International

Here you will later find the presentation of this introduction for download.

Introduction to Academic Writing

06.04.2020 05:15 pm - 06:15 pm GD HS2

Meeting with the Departmental ECTS Coordinators for ERASMUS and Exchange Students
(selection of courses, Learning Agreements)

Faculty of Business Administration and Economics

07.04.2020 09:30 am - 10:30 am GD HS3
Torsten Glase | Viadrina International

Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences

07.04.2020 09:30 am - 10:30 am GD HS2
Nicole Klück | Viadrina International

Faculty of Law

07.04.2020 01:45 pm - 02:45 pm GD HS3
Prof. Carmen Thiele | Law Faculty

Here you will later find the presentation of this introduction for download.

Information about Foreign Language Education - German, English, Spanish

07.04.2020 10:45 am - 12:45 pm GD HS3

Here you will later find the presentation of this introduction for download.

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

07.04.2020 03:00 pm - 04:30 pm GD HS1

Here you will later find the presentation of this introduction for download.


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
Date Time Place* / Language Participants


* 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