There is a lot to discover in Vorarlberg – Check it out!

Before starting your exchange semester at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) you will get the chance to participate in our Welcome Week.

Attending this programme is an excellent opportunity to get to know the other incoming guest students, gain insights into life in Vorarlberg and receive important information related to studies at FH Vorarlberg.

The Welcome Week is compulsory for all incoming guest students and free of charge. Participating students only need to pay for the costs of accommodation and food.

I really loved to meet the other exchange students from 16 different countries during the orientation programme. Thanks to FH Vorarlberg, I had a chance to be friends with them.

Joonsik Lee, Korea

Pictures of the Welcome Week

Welcome Week Summer Semester 2020
Welcome Week Summer Semester 2020
Welcome Week Summer Semester 2019
Welcome Week Summer Semester 2019
Guest students 2016
Teambuilding Monday 1
Teambuilding Monday 2
Teambuilding Monday 3
Karren Hike 1
Karren Hike 2
Karren Hike 3
Karren Hike 4
Market 1
Market 2
Market 3
Market 4
Breakfast 1
Breakfast 2
Welcome Party 1
Welcome Party 2
Welcome Party 3


Dear students,

Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FH Vorarlberg) is very pleased to welcome you to this orientation programme. We do not only provide teambuilding, intercultural activities and everyday German in context classes, we would also like to show you our "Ländle" and the Lake Constance area.

There are many points of interest in Vorarlberg and the Lake Constance region, but we unfortunately can only show you a few of them in this one week. This guide will give you an overview of how we will be spending this time together. You will find the excursion programme along with some information about the places and regions we will be visiting.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

The International Office Team wishes you a wonderful stay in Vorarlberg.


TimeProgrammeMeeting point
01.00 p.m. - 01.30 p.m.Student briefingHochschulstrasse (foyer)
01.30 p.m. - 04.30 p.m.Welcome & Students connect through intercultural activitiesW207/208 (classroom)

The welcome week was full of unusual and enjoyable activities, which was a good surprise for us, because, usually, we don't expect such a warm welcome in the university.

Denis Ivanov from France

TimeProgrammeMeeting point
09.45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.Group 1: Library introduction
Group 2: Compuer introduction
Group 3: Getting to know Vorarlberg
Hochschulstrasse (foyer)
11.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.Group 1: Getting to know Vorarlberg
Group 2: Library introduction
Group 3: Compuer introduction
Hochschulstrasse (foyer)
12.00 p.m. - 01.00 p.m.Free welcome lunchCanteen (1st floor)
01.15 p.m. - 02.15 p.m.Group 1: Compuer introduction
Group 2: Getting to know Vorarlberg
Group 3: Library introduction
Hochschulstrasse (foyer)
orientation hunt

The orientation week, with no doubt, never ceased to amaze me. We've got team buildings, visit to the market, hiking trip and more. I can't even tell which was my favorite because I enjoyed every one of them.

Kate Ma from China

TimeProgrammeMeeting point
09.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.General German and food shopping at the Dornbirn Farmers MarketU227/U226/U225 (classroom)
01.00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m.Academic preparationW211/212 (classroom)
02.30 p.m. - 03.30 p.m.PhotoshootHochschulstrasse (foyer)
farmers market

The orientation week for me was something very useful because it helped me to know people, to know about them and the places where they belong to and how the life is here. I remember that during this week we went to the farmer's market where we bought some typical food and afterwards we ate it.

Noelia Rodríguez Escobar from Spain

TimeProgrammeMeeting point
10.00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m.Tour of the campusHochschulstrasse (foyer)
10.30 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.Courses and enrolment for: Computer Sciences Bachelor & MasterU204 (Computer Sciences)
10.30 a.m. - 11.30 p.m.Courses and enrolment for: Social WorkU205 (Social Work)
10.30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.Courses and enrolment & lab tour for: InterMediaU226 (InterMedia)
10.30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.Courses and enrolment for: International BusinessU225 (International Business)
01.00 p.m. - 05.00 p.m.Excursion to Karren MountainHochschulstrasse (foyer)
karren excursion

Discover our beautiful surroundings!

Persons in charge of the welcome week

Head International Office, Institutional ECTS Coordinator

Karin Wüstner-Dobler, MSc
Head International Office, Institutional ECTS Coordinator

+43 5572 792 1201


Student Exchange Coordinator

Carla Herrmann, BA
Student Exchange Coordinator for the degree programmes in the fields of Business Administration and Design

+43 5572 792 1200


Student Exchange Coordinator

Carina Deger, BA
Student Exchange Coordinator for the degree programmes in the fields of Engineering & Technology and Social Work & Health

+43 5572 7921202


Teambuilding and intercultural activities

Mag.a Desiree Schlatter-Schröcker, BA
currently on maternity leave


Teambuilding and intercultural activities

Mag. Natasha Doshi
Lecturer, Head of Text and Theory lab

+43 5572 792 3212


German Language Lecturer

Dr. Roland Peterstorfer

+43 5572 792 3400


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International Office

+43 5572 792 1201

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.