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Winter semester 2021/22

In the winter semester of 2021/22, 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.

International students face many new challenges when they begin their studies in Germany. Academic work plays a central role in the successful study. Scientific work is not only important for the performance record or the final thesis - but it is also important when acquiring and processing knowledge and developing new ideas! It is therefore important for students to continuously reflect on and develop their own writing skills.
This workshop is a cooperation of the Viadrina International Affairs Department and the Center for Teaching and Learning and is especially aimed at international students of the Viadrina. The workshop teaches the basics and specifics of academic work and aims to prepare international students for the German university system.
Please note that this workshop consists of two dates!
Target group: The workshop is aimed at international students of the Viadrina as well as students with migration and/or refugee backgrounds. If required and depending on available places, other Viadrina students are also welcome to participate in the workshop. Please note, however, that final admission will only be granted shortly before the start of the workshop.
Please note that the workshop is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the DAAD Integra project. In this context, part of the places is reserved for international students from Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Eritrea, and Nigeria.
Trainer: Ms. Lea-Liane Winkler
Dates:
December 8, 2021 + December 10, 2021 /// each day 9 am - 1 pm (English)
or
November 24, 2021 + November 26, 2021 /// each day 9 am - 1 pm (German)
Language: English or German
Form: Hybrid (First day: online + second day: on-campus)
ECTS: 0,5 ECTS + certificate of attendance - depending on the study and examination regulations of your degree program, regular attendance as well as the completion of an evaluation.
Registration: Registration for the workshop takes place via the Trainings-Manager. There you will also find detailed descriptions of the workshop.
Please note that when registering via the Trainings-Manager, all registrations will be admitted first. The final admission will be made by the course organization shortly before the course starts. Therefore, please feel free to register for the workshop even if it is indicated that all places are already taken.
In a world where many people are concerned with the perfect media image, self-doubt is inconvenient and don´t feel good. But everyone has self-doubts!
In this workshop, participants examine their strengths and weaknesses and learn how to use them effectively.You will also take a close look at topics as self-confidence, imposter syndrome, and perfectionism. How do they develop? What are the possible causes? And how can you shape your own life to be happier with yourself?
Additionally to the workshop, each participants receives a one-on-one coaching session. Here you can choose a personal, individual topic that follows on from the workshop content. The participants are given the opportunity to work out concrete solutions and tools for their personal life circumstances. In this way, the next steps become clearer and can be tackled immediately.
Please note that this workshop takes place on November 13, 2021 and consists additionally an individual 1-hours coaching session for each participant on November 15 or November 17, 2021!
Target group: The workshop is aimed at international students of the Viadrina as well as students with migration and/or refugee backgrounds. If required and depending on available places, other Viadrina students are welcome to participate in the workshop. Please note, however, that the final admission for this will only be made shortly before the start of the workshop.
(Please note that the workshop is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the DAAD Integra project. In this context, part of the places is reserved for international students from Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Eritrea, and Nigeria.)
Trainer: Ms. Sandra Abed
Dates: November 13, 2021 /// 9:30 am - 5 pm + individual coaching sessions: 1 hour per participant on November 15, 2021 or November 17, 2021 /// 9 am-4 pm each day
Language: German
Form: Online
ECTS / Certificate of Attendance: 0,25 ECTS + Certificate of Attendance - depending on the study and examination regulations of your degree program, regular participation and the completion of an evaluation.
Registration: Registration for the workshop takes place via the Trainings-Manager. There you will also find detailed descriptions of the workshop.
Please note that when registering via the Trainings-Manager, all registrations will be admitted first. The final admission will be made by the course organization shortly before the course starts. Therefore, please feel free to register for the workshop even if it is indicated that all places are already taken.
Are there also things in your life that you simply cannot motivate yourself to do? Homework for university? Unpleasant phone calls? Housework, tidying up, and bureaucracy? Sports?
In this power workshop, you will pick up helpful tips and tricks to make things easier. You will get to know yourself a little bit better and can develop personal strategies for a nicer and easier everyday life.
Target group: The workshop is aimed at international students of the Viadrina as well as students with migration and/or refugee backgrounds. If required and depending on available places, other Viadrina students are also welcome to participate in the workshop. Please note, however, that the final admission for this will only be made shortly before the start of the workshop.
(Please note that the workshop is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the DAAD Integra project. In this context, part of the places is reserved for international students from Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Eritrea, and Nigeria.)
Trainer: Ms. Sandra Abed
Date: November 25, 2021 /// 9:30 am -12:30 noon
Language: German
Form: Online
ECTS / Certificate of attendance: 0,25 ECTS + certificate of attendance - depending on the study and examination regulations of your degree program, regular attendance, and the completion of an evaluation.
Registration: Registration for the workshop takes place via the Trainings-Manager. There you will also find detailed descriptions of the workshop
Please note that when registering via the Trainings-Manager, all registrations will be admitted first. The final admission will be made by the course organization shortly before the course starts. Therefore, please feel free to register for the workshop even if it is indicated that all places are already taken.
Are you looking for an idea to solve a problem? Whether it's ideas for the topic of your next term paper, ideas for integrating new flatmates, or for a new project in your student initiative - creative techniques help in many different situations. They create a framework for brainstorming and help you structure your thoughts so that you can recombine knowledge and find new solutions. So anyone can be creative!
The two-day digital workshop aims to impart basic knowledge of creative development and the creative process and to apply and try out different creativity techniques with the help of practical exercises alone or in small groups. Since the training is designed to be practical and interactive, it is necessary to bring in your own problems or questions and to actively participate in the exercises.
Please note that this workshop has two dates!
Target group: The workshop is aimed at international students of the Viadrina as well as students with migration and/or refugee backgrounds. If required and depending on available places, other Viadrina students are welcome to participate in the workshop. Please note, however, that the final admission for this will only take place shortly before the start of the workshop.
Please note that the workshop is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the DAAD Integra project. In this context, part of the places is reserved for international students from Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Eritrea, and Nigeria.
Trainer: Ms. Katharina Nordhaus
Dates: November 16, 2021 and November 18, 2021 /// each day 2 pm - 5:30 pm
Language: German
Form: Online
ECTS: 0,5 ECTS + Certificate of Attendance - depending on the study and examination regulations of your degree program, regular participation and the completion of an evaluation.
Registration: Registration for the workshop takes place via the Trainings-Manager. There you will also find detailed descriptions of the workshop.
Please note that when registering via the Trainings-Manager, all registrations will be admitted first. The final admission will be made by the course organization shortly before the course starts. Therefore, please feel free to register for the workshop even if it is indicated that all places are already taken.
If you are looking for an effective method to deal with stress, whether in everyday life, in your studies, at work or in your relationships, and if you are also interested in increasing your self-awareness, this workshop is the right first step!
The techniques that you are introduced to in this workshop will support you in cultivating mindfulness - and thus help you create more spaciousness in your mind and around any body sensations.
Mindfulness is the ability to consciously direct and shift our focus and therefore not get stuck so easily or for so long,to always begin againand to meet with curiosity and interest what is alive in and around us in every new moment. Mindfulness allows us to be more at peace with things that cannot be changed.
And mindfulness practice gives us the (head-) space we need to take alternative perspectives, perspectives that are more helpful and solution-focused.
Like the surfer who can only remain steady when he lifts his gaze from the wobbly board to the horizon and the direction in which he wants to ride.
Course content:
  • Exercises and methods to develop your mindfulness skills
  • Mindful awareness of the body
  • Sitting meditation
  • Exercises to apply mindfulness in everyday life
  • Mindful communication
This is a cooperation with the Psychological Counselling Center of the Viadrina.
Please note that this workshop has one date!
Target group: The workshop is aimed at international students and PhD students of the Viadrina as well as students and PhD students with a migration and/or refugee background. If required and depending on available places, other Viadrina students and PhD students are welcome to participate in the workshop. Please note, however, that final admission will only be granted shortly before the start of the workshop.
(Please note that the workshop is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the DAAD Integra project. In this context, part of the places are reserved for international female students from Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Eritrea and Nigeria).
Trainers: Yves Steininger + Marianne Tatschner
Date: December 10, 2021 /// 10 am - 1 pm
Language: English
Form: On-campus
ECTS: Certificate of participation - depending on the study and examination regulations of your degree programme, regular attendance and participation in an evaluation.
Registration: Registration for the workshop is done via the Trainings-Manager. There you will also find detailed descriptions of the workshop.
Please note that all registrations at Trainings-Manager will be admitted first. The final admission will be made by the course organisation shortly before the course starts. Therefore, please feel free to register for the workshop even if it is indicated that all places are already taken.
Resilience is an amazing skill that helps us to recover quickly from difficulties. If you are resilient, you have learned how to cope with challenges, bounce back from setbacks and keep going. 
Looking after resilience can preserve your ability to enjoy life and perform up to your full potential during and after challenging times. It helps you to reach a balance between life activities, responsibilities, and efforts. 
This workshop gives international students the chance to get together, understand, and deal with various challenges which might occur during the Corona pandemic, studies, working life, or by being in another country. 
Together you will explore strategies of how to develop and maintain good mental health and resilience during periods of exams and final papers as well as struggles of uncertainty, loneliness, anxiety, and/or cultural differences. 
Please note that this workshop has two dates!
 
Target group: The workshop is aimed at international students of the Viadrina as well as students with migration and/or refugee backgrounds. If required and depending on available places, other Viadrina students are welcome to participate in the workshop. Please note, however, that final admission will only be granted shortly before the start of the workshop.
(Please note that the workshop is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the DAAD Integra project. In this context, part of the places are reserved for international female students from Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Eritrea, and Nigeria).
Dates: December 3, 2021 /// 9 am - 1 pm + December 6, 2021 /// 9 am - 4 pm
Language: English
Trainer: Ms. Kristin Draheim
Form: Hybrid (3.12. on-campus + 6.12. online)
ECTS: 0,75 ECTS  -  depending on the study and examination regulations of your degree program, regular attendance, and participation in an evaluation.
Registration: Registration for the workshop takes place via the Trainings-Manager. There you will also find detailed descriptions of the workshop.
Please note that all registrations at Trainings-Manager will be admitted first. The final admission will be made by the course organization shortly before the course starts. Therefore, please feel free to register for the workshop even if it is indicated that all places are already taken.
In this compact two-day Excel seminar you will pick out two topics: practical use of common and some uncommon Excel functions on one side and Excel programming with macros and VBA (= visual basic for applications) on the other.
After the first part of the seminar, you will be able to use many functions in Excel in the right and efficient way. You will discuss and use functions by themselves and complexly nested. After this, you will handle functions easily and know how to find help to functions you haven´t used yet. Apart from this, there will be loads of tips and tricks. Working with Excel makes fun, you´ll see!
After the function part of half a day comes automation of things in Excel with macros and VBA. Real programming you won´t learn in only one and a half-day, but with a well-structured beginning you will have a good head start and you will be able to continue learning VBA on your own if you find it useful. You will start with recording and executing macros, then optimize them by hand in the excel visual basic editor. After that, you will write VBA yourself, using all the help functions that the editor is offering you. 
The workshops consist partly of theory and lots of small, useful exercises to learn using Excel in the most efficient way. Come and see what Excel programming can do for you. Are you on? 
Preconditions to participate in the workshop:
  • at least some working experience with the program,
  • computer with sound and microphone or headset,
  • computer camera,
  • second computer monitor or computer or tablet is of great use; on one screen you will follow the workshop, hear and see the presentation and on the other screen you can do your own exercises in Excel; one big monitor of at least 22 inches (60 cm) is possible too
Please note that this workshop has two dates!
Target group: The workshop is aimed at international students and Ph.D. students of the Viadrina as well as students and Ph.D. students with migration and/or refugee backgrounds. If required and depending on available places, other Viadrina students and Ph.D. students are welcome to participate in the workshop. Please note, however, that final admission will only be granted shortly before the start of the workshop.
(Please note that the workshop is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the DAAD Integra project. In this context, part of the places are reserved for international female students from Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Eritrea, and Nigeria).
Trainer: Mr. Louis Sterck
Dates: November 1, 2021 + Nobember 2, 2021 /// each day 9 am - 5 pm
Language: English
Form: Online
ECTS: 1 ECTS  -  depending on the study and examination regulations of your degree program, regular attendance, and participation in an evaluation.
Registration: Registration for the workshop takes place via the Trainings-Manager. There you will also find detailed descriptions of the workshop.
Please note that all registrations at Trainings-Manager will be admitted first. The final admission will be made by the course organization shortly before the course starts. Therefore, please feel free to register for the workshop even if it is indicated that all places are already taken.
With a population of more than 80 million people, Germany is the largest European economy and one of the largest economies in the world in real terms. Germany is also one of the world´s top three exporters. But is there a certain kind of behavior at work that can be called "typically German"? What would internationals need to know, observe and even adjust to when entering the German job market?
Internationals may often find themselves struggling to find their feet in the German (labor) culture. Customs such as the mysterious lunchtime greeting "Mahlzeit!" as well as the avoidance of uncertainty and the focus on the job itself (rather than on relationships) can leave foreigners confused and lead to intercultural misunderstandings.
This workshop explores historical and cultural events and phenomena that have an impact on working life in Germany as well as German business etiquette. This training will be very interactive, you should expect to take part actively in discussions and exercises to increase your knowledge about business culture in Germany. Don´t be afraid of the language barrier! Having to cope with this is a key skill of intercultural communication!
Please note that this workshop has one date!
 
Target group: The workshop is aimed at international students of the Viadrina as well as students with migration and/or refugee backgrounds. If required and depending on available places, other Viadrina students are welcome to participate in the workshop. Please note, however, that final admission will only be granted shortly before the start of the workshop.
(Please note that the workshop is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the DAAD Integra project. In this context, part of the places are reserved for international female students from Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Eritrea, and Nigeria).
Trainer: Ms. Kristin Draheim
Dates: November 12, 2021, 9:30 am - 4pm
Language: English
Form: Online
ECTS: 0,5 ECTS  -  depending on the study and examination regulations of your degree program, regular attendance, and participation in an evaluation.
 Registration: Registration for the workshop takes place via the Trainings-Manager. There you will also find detailed descriptions of the workshop.
Please note that all registrations at Trainings-Manager will be admitted first. The final admission will be made by the course organization shortly before the course starts. Therefore, please feel free to register for the workshop even if it is indicated that all places are already taken.
In Germany, around 14 million people are engaging themselfes in volunteer work - among them many students. They participate in intercultural theater projects, organize environmental campaigns, or do the shopping for elderly people in their neighborhood. There are many ways to get involved in volunteer work. But why is it worth getting involved? Have you ever thought about volunteering? Or are you already involved in your neighborhood, an association, etc.? This workshop will first address all the questions surrounding the topic of "volunteering":What does it mean to volunteer?
  • What motives or motivations are important for volunteering?
  • What are the benefits of volunteering?
  • Why is it worthwhile to invest time and energy in a voluntary commitment?
  • Where can you volunteer?
  • In addition, you will get to know the possibilities of volunteering in your city of study, Frankfurt (Oder), and work out which skills you can develop in the process and how these can have a positive effect on your career start.
By adding voluntary work to your CV, you can stand out from other applicants when looking for a job. This is the focus of the second part of this workshopt. In an individual coaching session, you will learn how to design and/or create your own CV on this basis. For this purpose, you will work on your resume together with the trainer Ms. Doreen Peukert in an individual 1-hour coaching session.
Prerequisite for participation:
  • Ideally, you should already be involved in volunteer work or be planning to do so in the near future.
  • Please bring your current CV on an USB stick to the individual coaching session.
This is a cooperation with the Regional Office for Education, Integration, and Democracy (RAA) Brandenburg and the Caritas Association for the Archdiocese of Berlin.
Please note that this workshop takes place on November 10, 2021. Additionally you will join a 1-hour individual coaching session to work on your CV on November 12, 2021 or November 19, 2021! The appointment for the individual coaching will be made at the beginning of the course
Target group: The workshop is aimed at international students and doctoral candidates of the Viadrina as well as students and doctoral candidates with migration and/or refugee backgrounds. If required and depending on available places, other students or doctoral candidates of the Viadrina are welcome to participate in the workshop. Please note, however, that the final admission for this will only be made shortly before the start of the workshop.
(Please note that the workshop is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the DAAD Integra project. In this context, part of the places are reserved for international students from Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Eritrea, and Nigeria).
Trainers: Ms. Angela Fleischer-Wetzel, Ms. Kristin Draheim, Mr. Mario Mische, Ms. Solvieg Kauczynski & Ms. Doreen Peukert
Dates: November 13, 2021 /// 9:30 am - 4:30 pm + 1-hour coaching session on November 12, 2021 or November 19, 2021 /// 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Language: German
Form: On-campus
ECTS: 0,5 ECTS + certificate of attendance - depending on the study and examination regulations of your study program, regular attendance, and the completion of an evaluation.
Registration: Registration for the workshop is done via the Trainings-Manager. There you will also find detailed descriptions of the workshop.
Please note that when registering via the Trainings-Manager, all registrations will be admitted first. The final admission will be made - according to the above-mentioned criteria - shortly before the course starts by the course organization. Therefore, please feel free to register for the workshop even if it is indicated that all seats are already taken.
This workshop is designed for international students to raise awareness for the meaning of culture and cultural differences in a new environment. It helps students to deal with cultural differences, stereotypes and to orientate in Germany and at German universities. With the help of interactive activities and exercises in small groups, students will not only develop their intercultural competence but also exchange experiences with other international students.
Students will:
  • learn about the cultural shock and its different stages of adjustment into a new culture,
  • raise awareness on changes of the usual perspective,
  • understand the role and impact of perception and stereotypes,
  • be able to identify and deal with intercultural misunderstanding and
  • develop strategies for successfully studying at German universities.
Please note that this workshop takes place on two days. You only need to choose one date, which suits you the most. The workhshop on both days is the same.
Target group: International students of the Viadrina
Trainer: Ms. Katharina Nordhaus
Date: 1November 1, 2021 and November 4, 2021 /// each day 3 pm - 7 pm
Language: English
Form: Online
Registration: Registration for the workshop by sending an email to students-in@europa-uni.de.
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This is a cooperation with the Psychological Counselling Center of the Viadrina.
Target group: The course is aimed at international students and PhD students of the Viadrina as well as students and PhD students with a migration and/or refugee background. If required and depending on available places, other Viadrina students and PhD students are welcome to participate in the workshop. Please note, however, that final admission will only be granted shortly before the start of the workshop.

(Please note that the course is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the DAAD Integra project. In this context, part of the places are reserved for international female students from Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Eritrea and Nigeria).
Trainers: Beate Preißler + Marianne Tatschner
Dates: December 3, 2021 /// 10 am - 2:00 pm
Language: German
Form: Online
ECTS: Certificate of participation  -  depending on the study and examination regulations of your degree programme, regular attendance and participation in an evaluation.
Registration: Registration for the workshop is done via the Trainings-Manager. There you will also find detailed descriptions of the workshop.
Please note that all registrations at Trainings-Manager will be admitted first. The final admission will be made by the course organisation shortly before the course starts. Therefore, please feel free to register for the workshop even if it is indicated that all places are already taken.

Have you ever wanted to work with Adobe InDesign or create your own flyers? This course is about the professional desktop publishing program Adobe InDesign. First of all, you will learn how to set up the interface in the best possible way and get to know the tools, the utilities and the operation of the program. Then you will learn the principles of DTP: building and designing pages consistently using frames, master pages, and style sheets. You will import texts from Word and tables from Excel and format them in Adobe InDesing. Exercises allow you to quickly go in-depth. You will create PDFs with interactive bookmarks and table of contents, and also learn how to incorporate accessibility. After this 2-day workshop, you'll be able to create simple flyers and brochures on your own and explore InDesign further.
Technical preconditions to participate in the workshop:
  • Please note that you will need Adobe InDesign on your computer/laptop to be able to attend th workshop; in case you don´t have a licence for the software, please download the free test version,
  • with sound and microphone or headset,
  • computer camera,
  • second computer monitor or computer or tablet is of great use; on one screen you will follow the workshop, hear and see the presentation and on the other screen you can do your own exercises in Excel; one big monitor of at least 22 inces (60 cm) is possible too
Please note that this workshop has two dates!
Target group: The workshop is aimed at international students and PhD students of the Viadrina as well as students and PhD students with a migration and/or refugee background. If required and depending on available places, other Viadrina students and PhD students are welcome to participate in the workshop. Please note, however, that final admission will only be granted shortly before the start of the workshop.

(Please note that the workshop is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the DAAD Integra project. In this context, part of the places are reserved for international female students from Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Eritrea and Nigeria).
Trainer: Mr. Louis Sterck
Dates: November 13, 2021 + November 14, 2021 /// each day 9 am - 5 pm
Language: German
Form: Online
ECTS: 1 ECTS - depending on the study and examination regulations of your degree programme, regular attendance and participation in an evaluation.
Registration: Registration for the workshop takes place via the Trainings-Manager. There you will also find detailed descriptions of the workshop.
Please note that all registrations at Trainings-Manager will be admitted first. The final admission will be made by the course organisation shortly before the course starts. Therefore, please feel free to register for the workshop even if it is indicated that all places are already taken.
Whether and how much we are convinced of ourselves, our knowledge or our intentions, is clearly reflected in our voice, language, body language and is particularly relevant in presentations and exams, but also in salary or credit negotiations.
This practice-oriented workshop is aimed at female students who would like to reflect on their appearance in terms of effect and who would like goal-oriented tips and exercises for their further development.
In addition to the use of voice in public speaking and argumentation situations, you will also shed light on the special vocal and technical challenges in digital conversation settings. Using practical examples, you will develop solution strategies for a confident and coherent appearance.
Please note that the workshop has one date!
Target group: The course is aimed at international students and PhD students of the Viadrina as well as students and PhD students with a migration and/or refugee background. If required and depending on available places, other Viadrina students and PhD students are welcome to participate in the workshop. Please note, however, that final admission will only be granted shortly before the start of the workshop.
(Please note that the course is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the DAAD Integra project. In this context, part of the places are reserved for international female students from Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Eritrea and Nigeria).
Trainer: Ms. Kristin Draheim
Dates: November 19, 2021 /// 9:30 am - 4 pm
Language: German
Form: On-campus
ECTS: 0,5 ECTS - depending on the study and examination regulations of your degree programme, regular attendance and participation in an evaluation.
Registration: Registration for the workshop takes place via the Trainings-Manager. There you will also find detailed descriptions of the workshop.
Please note that when registering via the Trainings-Manager, all registrations will be admitted first. The final admission will be made by the course organization shortly before the start of the course. Therefore, please feel free to register for the workshop even if it is indicated that all seats are already taken.
Many women are exposed to sexualized and/or racist assaults against women in everyday life. No matter whether intrusive looks, insinuating comments or jokes, the display of obscene images or even physical assaults lead to these border crossings - a feeling of helplessness often sets in when these own borders are crossed. Sexualized and/or racist assaults and border crossings happen on the street, in the family, but also in the university. The goal of this empowerment workshop is self-assertion. The better this is achieved, the less often physical self-defense is necessary. In addition, participants learn the basic elements of Wendo. Wendo is directed against various assaults against women and supports them in standing up for themselves.
Contents of the course:
  • Basic exercises on breathing, voice, stance and balance
  • Movement and reaction exercises
  • Perception exercises
  • Simple and effective kicks, punches and liberation techniques
  • Body language exercises
Target group: International female students as well as female students with migration and/or refugee background of the Viadrina. If necessary and depending on available places, other female students of the Viadrina are welcome to participate in the workshop. Please note, however, that the final admission for this will be made only shortly before the beginning of the workshop.
(Please note that the workshop is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the DAAD Integra project. In this context, part of the places are reserved for international female students from Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Eritrea and Nigeria).
Trainer: Nives Bercht
Dates: November 1, 2021 + November 9, 2021 /// 12 noon - 5 pm
Language: English
Form: On-campus
ECTS: Certificate of Attendance - depending on regular attendance and particpation in an evaluation
Registration: Registration for the workshops is done online via the Trainings-Manager. There you will also find detailed descriptions of the workshops and the corresponding room information.
Please note that when registering via the Trainings-Manager, all registrations will be admitted first. The final admission will be made by the course organization shortly before the start of the course. Therefore, please feel free to register for the workshop even if it is indicated that all seats are already taken.
Conflicts are part of everyday life and can´t be avoided, especially in the professional world. They are an expression of different interests and occur at all levels of study and working life. Often the cause of a conflict is not obvious, and frequently conflicts are not even recognized. Behind seemingly factual disagreements, for example, there can be conflicts of values, internal conflicts or conflicts in relationships. With suitable tools, conflicts can be solved constructively, tensions can be recognized at an early stage and understood as an opportunity.
Reflect on your own conflict behavior and learn methods for effective conflict management and resolution.
Training contents:

  • Conflict definition,
  • Types of conflict,
  • Escalation stages of conflicts,
  • Addressing conflicts correctly,
  • Dealing with criticism,
  • Dealing with own and other people's emotions,
  • Different conflict styles,
  • Conducting conflict talks.
Please note that this workshop has two dates!
Target group: The workshop is aimed at international students and PhD students of the Viadrina as well as students and PhD students with a migration and/or refugee background. If required and depending on available places, other Viadrina students and PhD students are welcome to participate in the workshop. Please note, however, that final admission will only be granted shortly before the start of the workshop.

(Please note that the workshop is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the DAAD Integra project. In this context, part of the places are reserved for international female students from Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Eritrea and Nigeria).
Trainer: Andrzej Frydryszek
Dates: December 3, 2021 + December 10, 2021  /// each day 9 am - 5 pm
Language: German
Form: On-campus
ECTS: 1 ECTS - depending on the study and examination regulations of your degree programme, regular attendance and participation in an evaluation.
Registration: Registration for the workshops is done online via the Trainings-Manager. There you will also find detailed descriptions of the workshops and the corresponding room information.
Please note that when registering via the Trainings-Manager, all registrations will be admitted first. The final admission will be made by the course organization shortly before the start of the course. Therefore, please feel free to register for the workshop even if it is indicated that all seats are already taken.

Stress is a common phrase and is already part of the study and working life. But stress should be distinguished into eustress and distress. Especially if you are exposed to distress over a long period of time, it may lead to overload and at worst to burnout.
This workshop gives you the opportunity to first pay attention to the theoretical side of yoga and other exercises, which may help reduce stress - following a yoga sequence. It helps to learn how to use yoga to focus body and mind.
No previous experience is required. It would be helpful if you bring a yoga, exercise or camping mat. Feel free to wear workout clothes and/or comfortable clothes during the workshop.
Please note that this workshop has one date!
Target group: The course is aimed at international students and PhD students of the Viadrina as well as students and PhD students with a migration and/or refugee background. If required and depending on available places, other Viadrina students and PhD students are welcome to participate in the workshop. Please note, however, that final admission will only be granted shortly before the start of the workshop.

(Please note that the course is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as part of the DAAD Integra project. In this context, part of the places are reserved for international female students from Turkey, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Eritrea and Nigeria).
Trainer: Ms. Franziska Boll
Date: November 23, 2021 /// 4 pm - 7 pm
Language: German
Form: On-campus
ECTS: Certificate of Attendance - depending on regular attendance and particpation in an evaluation
Registration: Registration for the workshops takes place online via the Trainings-Manager. 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).