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.
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
|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, W208 (classrooms)|
|12.30 p.m. - 01.30 p.m.||Free welcome lunch||Mensa (1st floor)|
|01.30 p.m. - 02.30 p.m.||Group 1: Library Introduction|
Group 2: Computer Introduction
Group 3: Interview for language screening
|02.30 p.m. - 03.30 p.m.||Group 2: Library Introduction|
Group 3: Computer Introduction
Group 1: Interview for language screening
|03.30 p.m. - 04.30 p.m.||Group 3: Library Introduction|
Group 1: Computer Introduction
Group 2: Interview for language screening
|09.00 a.m. - 10.15 a.m.||Academic preparation||W206 (classroom)|
|10.30 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.||Courses and enrolment for: Social Work, Computer Engineering||V206 (classroom) (Social Work)|
U225 (classroom) (Computer Engineering)
|10.30 a.m - 12.00 p.m.||Courses and enrolment for: International Business||W206 (classroom)|
|10.30 a.m - 12.00 p.m.||Courses and enrolment for: InterMedia + InterMedia Lab Tour||U227|
|12.45 p.m. - 05.00 p.m.||Excursion to ‘Carnival parade in Dornbirn-Haselstauden’||Hochschulstrasse (foyer)|
Discover our beautiful surroundings!
|09.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.||General German and food shopping at the Dornbirn Farmers Market||U225, U226, U227 (classrooms)|
|12.30 p.m. - 01.00 p.m.||Tour of the campus||Hochschulstrasse (foyer)|
|01.00 p.m. - 01.45 p.m.||Photo shoot||Hochschulstrasse (foyer)|
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
|09.00 a.m. - 09.45 a.m.||Free welcome Austrian style breakfast||U226 (classroom)|
|09.45 a.m. - 10.30 a.m.||Getting to know Vorarlberg||U226 (classroom)|
|10.45 a.m. - 01.30 p.m.||Students connect through intercultural activities||U204, U205 (classrooms)|
|09.00 p.m.||Party of the Nations: International students welcome party||'Grüner Pavillion' in Dornbirn|
The orientation week, with no doubt, never ceased to amaze me. We've got team buildings, party nights, Austrian breakfast and hiking trip. I can't even tell which was my favorite because I enjoyed every one of them.
Kate Ma from China