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
09.00 a.m. - 09.30 a.m.Student briefingHochschulstrasse (foyer)
09.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.Welcome & Students connect through intercultural activitiesW207/208 (classroom)
12.30 p.m. - 01.30 p.m.Free welcome lunchCanteen (1st floor)
01.30 p.m. - 02:30 p.m.Group 1: Library introduction
Group 2: Compuer introduction
Group 3: Getting to know Vorarlberg
Hochschulstrasse (foyer)
02:45 p.m. - 03:45 p.m.Group 1: Getting to know Vorarlberg
Group 2: Library introduction
Group 3: Compuer introduction
Hochschulstrasse (foyer)
04.00 p.m. - 05.00 p.m.Group 1: Compuer introduction
Group 2: Getting to know Vorarlberg
Group 3: Library introduction
Hochschulstrasse (foyer)

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
10.00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.Academic preparationW211/212 (classroom)
01:00 p.m. - 05.00 p.m.Excursion to Karren mountain*Hochschulstrasse (foyer)

* in case of bad weather, the excursion to Karren mountain will take place on Thursday 25th August instead


karren excursion

Discover our beautiful surroundings!

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. - 2.00 p.m.Courses and enrolment for: Mechatronics / Electrical Engineering**U227 (Mechatronics)
01.00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.Courses and enrolment for: Computer SciencesU226 (Computer Sciecnes)
01.00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m.Courses and enrolment for: International BusinessU225 (International Business)


** Courses and Enrolment for Master Mechatronics: Tuesday, 30 August 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in room V117

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
09.30 a.m. - 10.30 a.m.Austrian BreakfastU225 (classroom)
10.30 a.m. - 11.00 a.m.Tour of the campusHochschulstrasse (foyer)
11.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.PhotoshootHochschulstrasse (foyer)

Persons in charge of the welcome week

Head International Office, Institutional ECTS Coordinator

Karin Wüstner-Dobler, MSc
Senior Advisor International Office

+43 5572 792 1208


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 792 1202


Teambuilding and intercultural activities

Eva Gutensohn-Zöller, BA
Interessent:innen-Management, Kommunikation

+43 5572 792 2284

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Teambuilding and intercultural activities

Julia Breuß, MBA
IT- und Prozessmanagement (Campusmanagementsystem)

+43 5572 792 2283


German Language Lecturer

Dr. Roland Peterstorfer
Fremdsprachendidaktik, ESP (Eng for Specific Purposes), Phonetik und Phonologie des Englischen, DaF (De als Fremdsprache), Genre Analysis

+43 5572 792 3400


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International Office

+43 5572 792 1201


Montag bis Freitag von 9:00 bis 12:00 Uhr
Mittwoch und Donnerstag von 13:30 bis 16:00 Uhr