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
09.30 a.m. - 09.45 a.m.Student briefingHochschulstrasse (foyer)
09.45 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.Welcome & Students connect through intercultural activitiesU227 (classrooms)
12.30 p.m. - 01.30 p.m.Free welcome lunchMensa (1st floor)
01.30 p.m. - 02.40 p.m.Group 1: Library Introduction
Group 2: Computer Introduction
Hochschulstrasse (foyer)
02.40 p.m. - 03.40 p.m.Group 2: Library Introduction
Group 1: Computer 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
09.00 a.m. - 09.30 a.m.Tour of the campusHochschulstrasse (foyer)
09.30 a.m. - 10.45 a.m.Academic preparationW211/212 (classroom)
11.00 a.m. - 12.00 p.m.Courses and enrolment for: Mechatronics, Electrical EngineeringU225 (classroom)
11.00 a.m. - 11.30 p.m.InterMedia Lab TourE108 (InterMedia)
11.00 p.m. - 12.30 p.m.Courses and enrolment for: International BusinessW211/212 (classroom)
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 MarketU225, U226 (classrooms)
01.00 p.m. - 05.00 p.m.Excursion to Karren mountainHochschulstrasse (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
09.00 a.m. - 09.45 a.m.Free welcome Austrian style breakfastU226 (classroom)
09.45 a.m. - 10.30 a.m.Getting to know VorarlbergU226 (classroom)
10.30 a.m. - 11.30 p.m.PhotoshootHochschulstrasse (foyer)
orientation hunt

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

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

Daniela Kalb
Student Exchange Coordinator for the degree programmes in the fields of Engineering & Technology and Social Work & Health

+43 5572 792 1202


Student Exchange Assistant

Katja Riedmann
Assistant International Office

+43 5572 792 1205


Assistant Head International Office

Anja Sieghartsleitner MSc
Assistant Head International Office

+43 5572 792 1206


Teambuilding and intercultural activities

Mag. (FH) Sandra Baier
Leiterin Studienservice

+43 5572 792 5803


Teambuilding and intercultural activities

Mag. Natasha Doshi
Hochschullehrerin, Leiterin Textwerkstatt

+43 5572 792 3212


Teambuilding and intercultural activities

Mag. Desiree Schröcker , BA
Studienservice, Wege zum Studium (Zusatzprüfungen, Diversität), Aufnahmeverfahren

+43 5572 792 1003


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



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