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Summer semester 2021

In the summer semester of 2021, the Department Viadrina International Affairs is offering various workshops to support international students in their studies and to offer the opportunity to build up job related competencies and key qualifications.

Please note that the program for summer semester 2021 is currently still in progress and will be continously expanded.

What defines the German labor market - and what perhaps distinguishes it from other work cultures? What are the customs in the German business world? Participants in this workshop familiarize themselves with intercultural learning experiences by learning to better interpret their own behavior and assessments and thus prevent intercultural misunderstandings. In addition, participants get to know the German business world and the application process in Germany better. 
Target group: This workshop is primarily aimed at international students and students with a migrant and/or refugee background. However, in case there are places availabe, also other Viadrina students are invited to take part. (Please note that the workshop is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) within the project DAAD Integra. In this context places in the workshop are partly provided for international Viadrina students from Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Eritrea and Nigeria.)
Trainer: Dr. Erik Malchow
Dates: May 7th, 2021 and June 11th, 2021 /// 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Language: German
Form: This workshop will take place on-campus. Should on-campus workshop not be possible, this workshop will be held online.
ECTS / Confirmation of participation: 0,75 ECTS (subject to change) + confirmation of participation
Registration: Registration for the workshops will take place online at a later date via the training management. There you will also find detailed descriptions of the workshop and the corresponding room information.
Please note that when you register for this workshop, all registrations will be automatically accepted. However, the final confirmation about your attendance will be based on the above mentioned criteria and will be send to you short before the workshop by the course organizer. Therefore please also register for the workshop even the training mangement system shows that all places are occupied.
Many women see themselves exposed to sexualized and / or racist attacks against women in everyday life. Regardless of whether intrusive looks, suggestive comments or jokes, showing obscene representations or even physical assaults lead to these border crossings - a feeling of helplessness often arises. Sexualized and / or racist attacks and border crossings happen on the street, in the family, but also in the university. The aim of this empowerment workshop is self-assertion. The better this succeeds, the less often physical self-defense is necessary.
In addition, participants learn the basic elements of Wendo. Wendo is directed against various attacks against women and supports them in standing up for themselves.
Contents of the course:
  • Basic exercises for breath, voice, stance and balance
  • Movement and reaction exercises
  • Perception exercises
  • Simple and effective kicks, punches and rescue techniques
  • Body language exercises
Target group: International female students, female students with migrant and/or refugee background. (Please note that the workshop is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) within the project DAAD Integra. In this context places in the workshop are partly provided for international Viadrina students from Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Eritrea and Nigeria.)
Trainer: Nives Bercht
Dates: June 1, 2021 (basic course) June 8, 2021 (advanced course) /// 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Language: German
Form: On-campus
ECTS / Confirmation of participation: Confirmation of participation
Registration: Registration for the workshops will take place online at a later date via the training management. There you will also find detailed descriptions of the workshop and the corresponding room information.
Please note that when you register for this workshop, all registrations will be automatically accepted. However, the final confirmation about your attendance will be based on the above mentioned criteria and will be send to you short before the workshop by the course organizer. Therefore please also register for the workshop even the training mangement system shows that all places are occupied.

Please find further workshops, among others the Career Center, Central Student Advisory Service, Psychological Counseling Center, Center for Key Competences and Research-Oriented Learning as well as the Viadrina Business Incubator, in the Viadrina training portal. Workshops, which are explicitly aimed at PhD students, Postdocs and researchers, can be found in the training programme at the Website of the Viadrina Center for Graduate Studies (VCGS).