Farewell, Incomings of the Winter Term 2015/16!
On Thursday, January 21st, our Incoming students and ESN members met at the Viennese Heurigen “10er Marie” to celebrate their farewell the Austrian way: with Schnitzel, Apfelstrudel and Grüner Veltliner. This gathering marked the end of an adventurous and exciting semester during which our Incomings got to know the city as well as made the experience of studying in a foreign academic environment.
An intensive two-week orientation in September introduced the students to Austrian culture and aimed to develop their cross-cultural competences. In addition, the module “Cross-Cultural Competences & Language” also included an intensive German language course and scientific writing to prepare them for their studies in Vienna.
The ESN Technikum Wien team welcomed our Incomings the international way: they did not only experience Austrian tradition while skiing in Kaprun or tasting their way through Zotter Chocolate Manufacture in Graz, but in cooperation with other ESN sections organized hip hop and salsa classes, international dinners and pub quizzes as well as a visit to UNO city. During the exhibition of Dialogue in the Dark, our students found out how blind people cope with everyday life. Blind and visually impaired guides took them on a walk through their world of darkness.
Before the Christmas Holidays, we gathered our students for Secret Santa, exchanged our ways of celebrating Christmas Eve and had some homemade Punsch. In mid-January, we had to say goodbye to our Incomings students for good. We used our get-together at 10er Marie to exchange experiences and curiosities of their time in Vienna. The Center for International Relations would like to thank all our Incoming students for enriching our University of Applied Sciences for the last few months by creating a multi-cultural environment. You have met all challenges of studying abroad and have mastered your time here in Vienna and we hope to see you again soon! Our best wishes for their future academic and professional careers go to:
- Gonzalo (Argentina)
- Kaiqiang & Peijie (China)
- Qiong (China/Sweden)
- Sebastijan & Vladimir (Croatia/Slovenia)
- Danijel (Croatia)
- Richard & Tereza (Czech Republic)
- Mathilde (France)
- Mathias, Lukas & Julia-Sophie (Germany)
- Anna, Saida, Daniil & Vitaly (Russia)
- Carmo, Tomas & Henrique (Portugal)
- Petra (Slovakia)
- Matija, (Slovenia)
- Jonatan, Jordi & Judith (Spain)
- Juho, Jinho, Sungil, Daeeui, Jihye & Minwoo (South Korea)