Welcome Days for International Students

We are happy to invite you to our Welcome Days for International Students from 27th to 30th September 2021:
Get to know BOKU and your fellow students!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation we currently plan the Welcome Days as a combination of online events (no registration) and on-site events (in small groups, registration necessary).

Further information and a draft programme will be availbe here in July.


Additionally we offer the online info sessions "First Steps at BOKU"  before the start of the semester. The exact dates will be available in July.

Welcome Days for International Students Summer Semester 2021

Thank you for your participation in our Welcome Days for International Students from 16th to 19th February 2021!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation the Welcome Days were held as a combination between online (no registration) and on-site events (in groups of two, registration necessary).

Information on personal data processing

Tuesday, 16th February 2021

10.00 - 12.00  

Welcome and Introduction

Bilingual
 

Welcome from the Head of BOKU-International Relations, Dr. Margarita Calderón-Peter

  • Introduction to the BOKU-International Relations Team (BOKU-IR) and the subject coordinators.
  • Presentation: Studying at BOKU
  • Introduction: Austrian National Union of Students (ÖH): Department of International Affairs +Erasmus Student Network, Department for ForeignStudents
  • Introduction: Institute for Developmental Research
  • Overview: Further Program

Please bring along an "item" to this meeting that is typical of your home country or your personal situation, which you can also show when taking our Zoom group photo!

Presentation Studying at BOKU

Presentation ESN

14.00 - 15.30

Infosession "First Steps at BOKU"

Practical Information about the enrolment and registration (forms, etc)

Presentation info session "First Steps at BOKU"

Wednesday, 17th February 2021

10.00 - 11.30     

BOKUonline and the University Library

Introduction on BOKU-IT-Services  (BOKUonline) (English)

Introduction on using the University Library (UB) (German)
 

Missed the info session BOKU-IT - BOKUonline?
Please check the video-tutorials at:
https://short.boku.ac.at/it-services-stud-videotutorials-en

Missed the info session "Virtual tour of the BOKU Library"?
Please check the
Presentation info session "Virtual Tour of the BOKU Library"

11.30 - 13.00   

BOKUonline and University Library

Introduction on using the University Library (UB)  (BOKUonline) (English)

Introduction on BOKU-IT-Services (Deutsch)
 

Missed the info session BOKU-IT - BOKUonline?
Please check the video-tutorials at:
https://short.boku.ac.at/it-services-stud-videotutorials-en

Missed the info session "Virtual tour of the BOKU Library"?
Please check the
Presentation info session "Virtual Tour of the BOKU Library"

15.00 - 17.00

City tour "Discover Vienna"

On-site in groups of 2. Signing-up necessary (deadline: 16th February, 23.59 CET)

Vienna has a lot to offer! We created a tour with interesting information and funny questions for you so that you can explore Vienna's city center!

Online kickoff meeting at 15.00:
Bilingual

During this kickoff meeting we will explain how this tour works and we will form groups of 2. The participation in the kickoff meeting is mandatory for the participation at the on-site event!

Participation is only possible, if you have completed the quarantine after entry to Austria (see current entry regulations), if you do not have any COVID19-symptoms and if you did not have any contact to positively tested persons. You have to wear a FFP2-mask and keep distance of 2 meters. The individual groups are not allowed to meet.

Thursday, 18th February 2021

10.00 - 11.30

Campus Discovery Tour (Campus „Türkenschanze“)
Part 1 - online

Bilingual

Would you like to get to know your new university?
We created an online tour that will help you to discover not only the most important places on campus, but also great views. You will answer questions in small groups and get to know the campus and each other.

12:30-13:30

14:00-15:00

15:30-16:30

BOKU Campus Discovery Tour (Campus „Türkenschanze“)
Part 2 - on-site

On-site in groups of 2 - Signing-up required (deadline: 16.2., 23.59 CET)

During the second part of the discovery tour, you will get to know BOKU-Campus Türkenschanze directly on-site. In groups of two, you will answer questions, find pictures and take part in a competition.

Exactly how it works will be explained at the end of part 1 of the campus discovery tour. There we will build the groups and assign them to the different timeslots (12:30-13:30, 14:00-15:00, 15:30-16:30).

Participation in the online part of the tour and in the final online meeting as well as signing-up in advance are obligatory in order to take part in the tour on-site.

Participation is only possible, if you have completed the quarantine after entry to Austria (see current entry regulations), if you do not have any COVID19-symptoms and if you did not have any contact to positively tested persons. You have to wear a FFP2-mask and keep distance of 2 meters. The individual groups are not allowed to meet.

Friday, 19th February 2021

10.00 - 11.00

Virtual Tour Campus "Muthgasse"

Online -  Instagram BOKU Vienna (!)

!!! https://www.instagram.com/boku.vienna/ (English only)  

16.00 - 17.00

Final Meeting BOKU Campus Discovery Tour (Campus "Türkenschanze")

The winning group will win an awesome prize! 

19.00 - 22.00

BOKU Friending International

Online - in wonder.me

"How to use wonder"  Unfortunately wonder does not work on tablets.

We invite you to get to know each other in an easy and uncomplicated way - visit "wonder"! This online platform offers meeting options almost like in a pub. You can go from table to table and make video-chats as a pair or group. The only thing you have to prepare at home are your drinks :-)

Of course, we will prepare some games - let's have fun!

Sunday, 21st February 2021

14.00-16.00

Online - signing up required, zoo-link after successfull signing-up
Costs: €5 per person.
Details on signing-up and payment see Facebook

The workshop will be held in English and it's also suitable for people who cannot speak German!

Left in the dark as Austrian locals don't seem to speak proper German?
Well, Welcome to Austria!
The Austrian German is hardly understood by anybody, not even among Austrians themselves. The reason for that is that across all the regions in Austria, locals are used to their own spoken language - referring to the Austrian dialect, or "Mundart". Since our professional dialect coach and former ESN member Peter Frech, will put a special emphasis on getting to know each other, spelling interesting words and telling anecdotes about Austria in between.

Please be aware: This is not an official event organised by BOKU; BOKU does not assume any costs or responsibility associated with this event.