Smoother Start Program (Orientation Week)
Two weeks before the semester begins the International Office offers a special introductory week for exchange students. International students, who are doing their complete studies here, are invited to the "Smoother Start Program", as well. If you want to participate in the program or certain activities please contact us at international.office[at]uni-vechta[dot]de .
Besides a German intensive course the program includes an intercultural training about "Living and Studying in Germany" as well as the conducting of many organizational matters. After completing the program you will be equipped with all the important information about living and stuying in Vechta. Furthermore, you will already be able to get to know the other students.
You will receive other important information as well about
- formalities during your stay
- studying at the University of Vechta
- university institutions like the canteen, library, Language Centre, IT-Centre, and many more
- language courses at the University of Vechta
- culture and leisure offers (like sports, theatre, cinema, bars, parties etc,) in Vechta and the surrounding area
Beyond that, you will complete all necessary formalities, that are essential to register with the city and the university, together with the International Office. Within the Smoother Start Program you will get the chance to open a bank account and take out health insurance.
The program is not just about formalities. During the intercultural training you will be confronted with typical situations at university and in your dorm/shared flat and try to find possible solutions. You will get tips about how to deal with home sickness or what is important on national holidays.
At the end of the Smoother Start Program you know the most important instituions on campus and in the city, are registered, created your timetable and started to gain experiences.
The time schedule can be found on this page soon.