Farewell celebrations for our incomings

Farewell for incoming students at a traditional Viennese Heuriger Farewell for incoming students - fun at a dragonboat race

Farewell celebrations for our incomings

On Thursday, June 10th, a group of 26 incoming students gathered with some of their buddies and members of ESN to celebrate their farewell the Viennese way: at a typical Heurigen. Over Backhendl, Schnitzel and Apfelstrudel, “10er Marie” offered the ideal location to reminisce about their exciting time in Vienna. The gathering marked the end of a series of events which, in the course of the semester, introduced the students to both the city and UAS Technikum Wien and promoted their integration in a foreign environment.


An intensive two-week orientation program in February already gave our incomings, coming from countries such as Spain, France, Sweden and South Korea, an understanding of Austrian culture as well as the academic environment. Workshops and teambuilding sessions organized by the Center for International Relations helped them explore the distinctiveness of Austrian tradition and the diversity of our student community. German language classes, an introduction to scientific writing and guided tours through UAS Technikum Wien further eased the first steps at our university.


The voluntary engagement of some of our current students contributed to the personal support of our incomings throughout the semester. Aiming at establishing a very own ESN section at UAS Technikum Wien, they arranged various activities such as hiking trips around the Bisamberg. The participation at the third “Students’ Dragon Boat Cup”, where our team of incomings, current students and alumni showed a strong performance and came third, marked the success of a truly international team spirit.


At the farewell event, the incoming students used the opportunity to exchange experiences and curiosities of the past few months. While for some of them it was the first time ever at a Heurigen, others already demonstrated a certain routine at identifying the specialties at the abundant buffet. Overall, the sociable atmosphere among the students reflected the outgoing and open-minded attitude with which our incomings met the challenge of studying abroad.


Our best wishes for their future academic and professional careers go to Alvaro from Spain, Anna from the Czech Republic, Anton from Sweden, Asuka from Germany, Attila from Romania, Bogdana from Bulgaria, Brigitte from Romania, Cristina from Romania, Dong from South Korea, Eugénia from Portugal, Filip from Croatia, Filip from the Czech Republic, Francisco from Spain, Ignacio from Spain, Ivan from Croatia, Javier from Spain, Konstantin from Bulgaria, Marcel from Spain, Pawel from Poland, Sabina from Poland, Sabina from Sweden, Séraphyn from France, Sooyeon from South Korea, Thaisa from Brazil, Timo from Germany and Viktor from Hungary.