Quiz: What kind of exchange student are you? ...and when you've already been abroad, put our stereotypes to shame!

Top 5 Reasons for an Exchange

  • Take advantage of your partner university's expertise
  • Gain international experience and foreign-language skills
  • Develop intercultural competence
  • Looks great on your CV
  • Make new friends

Prepare yourself socially

  • Become a buddy
  • Join student organisations e.g.: ÖH(international), ESNIAESTEAIESECIAAS...
  • Take part in intercultural courses at BOKU such as 'Intercultural Competences' (LV-No. 120999), 'Intercultural Communication' (LV-No. 735336) or 'Security Training for Studying and Field Research Abroad' (LV-No. 120998) etc.

Knowledge is Power

  • Network on social media: Facebook 'BOKU Exchange' (scholarships, Outgoings experiences, and events); YouTube channel 'BOKUinternational'
  • Stay up-to-date via BOKU-International Relations website and at International Days (Video)
  • Keep application deadlines in check (deadlines for all scholarships programmes can be found under 'How to apply')
  • Plan ahead (e.g. organise courses, put aside free elective courses for your semester abroad)

Languages open doors

  • Learn a language or improve your skills before you leave
  • The BOKU language courses cover up to 13 languages!
  • For Erasmus students: a minimum of level B2 in English is needed. For romance-language countries a basic knowledge of the native language is required
  • Language tandem