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
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.
|09.00 a.m. - 09.30 a.m.||Student briefing||Hochschulstrasse (foyer)|
|09.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.||Welcome & Students connect through intercultural activities||W207/208 (classroom)|
|12.30 p.m. - 01.30 p.m.||Free welcome lunch||Canteen (1st floor)|
|01.30 p.m. - 02:30 p.m.||Group 1: Library introduction|
Group 2: Computer introduction
Group 3: Getting to know Vorarlberg
|02:45 p.m. - 03:45 p.m.||Group 1: Getting to know Vorarlberg|
Group 2: Library introduction
Group 3: Computer introduction
|04.00 p.m. - 05.00 p.m.||Group 1: Computer introduction|
Group 2: Getting to know Vorarlberg
Group 3: Library introduction
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
|10.00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.||Academic preparation||W211/12 (classroom)|
|01:00 p.m. - 05.00 p.m.||Excursion to the mountians*||Hochschulstrasse (foyer)|
* In case of bad weather, the excursion to the mountains will take place on Thursday 23 February instead
Discover our beautiful surroundings!
|09.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.||General German and food shopping at the Dornbirn Farmers Market||U227/U226/U225 (classroom)|
|01.00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.||Courses and enrolment for: Bachelor Social Work||U204 (Social Work)|
|01.00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.||Courses and enrolment for: Bachelor Computer Sciences Digital Innovation||U205 (Computer Sciecnes)|
|01.00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m.||Courses and enrolment for: Bachelor International Business||U226 (International Business)|
|01.00 p.m. - 2.30 p.m.||Courses and enrolment for: Bachelor InterMedia + Technical skills lab tour||U227 (InterMedia)|
** Courses and Enrolment for Master Mechatronics: Tuesday, 30 August 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in room V117
Courses and Enrolment for Computer Science Master: Fri, 24.02.23 10:00 am – 10:30 am (Room V117)
Wrap-up course for students with mixed IDI + IBW timetables: Wed 22.02.23, 02:30pm – 03:00pm (invitation
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
|09.30 a.m. - 10.30 a.m.||Austrian Breakfast||U225 (classroom)|
|10.30 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.||Tour of the campus||Hochschulstrasse (foyer)|
|11.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.||Photoshoot||Hochschulstrasse (foyer)|
|09:00 p.m.||Party of the Nations: International students welcome party||Mr. Johns, Dornbirn|
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