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Orientation Week

for ERASMUS and Exchange Students 04.-07.10.2016

The European University Viadrina is offering an orientation week from October 04th until 07th 2016 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, October 04th

Introduction into Studying at the Viadrina for ERASMUS and Exchange Students

  • 10:30am-12:30pm | Department of International Affairs
    Place*: GD HS 6, Bernd Schünow & Katja Herzel

    Here you can find the presentation of this Introduction soon.

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

  • 12:30pm-1:30pm | "Virtual Life at the Unviersity" (HIS, Moodle, OWA) - English
    Place*: GD HS 1, Department of International Affairs

  • 12:30pm-1:30pm | "Virtual Life at the Unviersity" (HIS, Moodle, OWA) - German
    Place*: Audimax, Lars Thielecke & Kamil Nowakowski

    Here you can find the presentation of this Introduction soon.

Get to know the Collegium Polonicum incl. Library

  • 2:30pm | Guided City Tour over to the Collegium Polonicum in Słubice
    Meeting point*: in front of AM
  • 3:30pm | Guided Tour through the Collegium Polonicum / Library
    Meeting point*: Collegium Polonicum / library, Słubice
Wednesday, October 05th

Information about Foreign Language Education - German, English, Spanish

Meetings with the Departmental ECTS Coordinators for ERASMUS and Exchange Students

  • 2:45pm-3:45pm | Faculty of Law
    Place*: GD 102, Prof. Dr. Carmen Thiele & Katja Herzel

    Here you can find the presentation of this Introduction soon.

Thursday, October 06th

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.

  • 9am-9:30am | InSights into the Writing Center
    Place*: GD HS 3

Meetings with the Departmental ECTS Coordinators for ERASMUS and Exchange Students

  • 10am-11am | Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
    Place*: GD HS 4, Torsten Glase & Aleksandra Klecha

60-minutes Workshop Online Systems "WLAN & Moodle"

  • 11am & 1pm | "WLAN & Moodle" - English
    Place*: GD HS 7, IKMZ

  • 11am & 1pm & 2 pm | "WLAN & Moodle" - German
    Place*: GD 03, IKMZ

Get-Together for all First-Year, Exchange and Visiting Students

  • 4:30pm | Welcome Reception hosted by the university's president and the mayor.
    Place*: St. Mary`s Church / St.-Marien-Kirche
Friday, October 07th

Meetings with the Departmental ECTS Coordinators for ERASMUS and Exchange Students

  • 10am-11am | Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences
    Place*: GD HS 8, Nicole Klück

    Here you can find the presentation of this Introduction soon.
Thursday, October 06th / Friday, October 07th / Monday, October 10th

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").

Wednesday, October 12th

Student Representative Unions and Initiatives Fair

  • 12:30pm | Get involved at the university!
    Place*: GD-Foyer
Thursday, October 13th / Thursday, October 20th

Guided Tour through the University Library

  • 2pm | Guided tour through the University Library
    Place*: HG, in front of library

    (Or ask for a special arrangement: Mr. Hertz-Eichenrode, hertz@europ-uni.de.)

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:

  • Registration
    • from 01.10.2016 - Earlier e-mails will not be considered!
    • max. 20 participants per Workshop
    • per e-mail with the subject: „Workshop registration“ to: students-in@europa-uni.de
Date Time Place* / Language Participants
14.10.2016 10am-4.30pm HG 162 / German list of participants 1
15.10.2016 10am-4.30pm HG 162 / German list of participants 2
16.10.2016 10am-4.30pm HG 162 / English list of participants 3
17.10.2016 10am-4.30pm AM 02 / English list of participants 4
21.10.2016 10am-4.30pm AM 205 / English list of participants 5
22.10.2016 10am-4.30pm AM 205 / English list of participants 6

Official Welcome Reception
for ERASMUS and Exchange Students, 12.10.2016

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 (entry from 6:00pm) the official welcome reception for exchange and visiting students will take place at Gräfin-Dönhoff-Gebäude (GD). All exchange and visiting students are cordially invited.


International Day, 09.11.2016

This year´s International Day will take place on Wednesday, November 09th 2016. More Information will be available on our websites well in advance.


* 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