Amicus Introduction Days
During the orientation days "AMICUS" you will receive information about the aliens law regulations. We will introduce you to important contacts during your studies. Student tutors from different departments will accompany you to your departments and give you hints and tricks for successful studies at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
If you decide to study in Germany and thus spend a longer period of time in a new country, you should also become familiar with the cultural differences and ways of life. This makes living together much easier and helps not to judge too quickly in some situations. Therefore, the International Office invites you to a one-day intercultural training as part of the "AMICUS" orientation days.
Please note: The language of the event is German. English-language Master's programs offer their own introductory events for their students. Please contact the program management for more information about this topic.
The dates of the "AMICUS" introduction days in German are usually in the week before the beginning of the lectures of the respective semester.
If you think of "typical German" stereotypes, it doesn't take long to come up with the associations punctuality and high work ethic. In addition, women like to wear "Dirndl", men drink a lot of beer and everyone separates their garbage. True or false?
What are the differences between our cultures? How can we communicate better with each other and learn to avoid cultural blunders? Learn more about this topic at the Intercultural Training of the International Office.
InterKulTreff is our monthly meeting for all students who want to explore Dortmund and the surrounding area together, make new intercultural contacts, improve their language skills, get to know other cultures and experience unforgettable moments together!
International CultureCafé (IKC)
Several times a year, the International Office organizes cultural country evenings, International CultureCafés (IKC), which always focus on one country. This event is organized in cooperation with the International Office of the TU Dortmund University and the student representatives of both universities. The IKCs offer international students the unique opportunity to present the music, art, traditions and culinary specialties of their country of origin to a broad audience. In this way, the visitors get a direct insight into the culture of the respective country in a relaxed setting.
Festival of Cultures
Our International Festival of Cultures is organized by the International Office in cooperation with TU Dortmund University. Visitors can get to know different cultures and people from all over the world with social games, live music, cultural country booths and international food. Join our international party!
Senior Mentoring Program for international Master Students "Seniorenpatenschaften"
Are you enrolled in a Master's program at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts or TU Dortmund University? Would you like to get in touch with Germans or German families and get to know the region and your new home better? Then the senior mentoring program for international master's students is a great offer for you!
Language Café "Talk and More"
The language café "Talk and More" is a monthly meeting point for our students, where you can deepen and practice various (foreign) language skills and learn new languages. While playing fun games, you can exchange ideas with your fellow students in different languages and make new contacts. Join us!
More information can be found here.
Study Trip to Berlin
Have you always wanted to visit Berlin, the capital of Germany? Would you like to take part in a cultural excursion to Berlin? With the International Office and the Auslandsgesellschaft NRW, international students can make this wish come true! Come along and join us!
Since 2008, Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts has held the International Week at the beginning of each Winter Semester, which is organized by the International Office in cooperation with the departments. At this event, we expect international guests, among others from our partner universities, who would like to get to know the University of Applied Sciences and Arts better and come into contact with students and university staff.
- You will discover the diversity at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts at the international "Marketplace of Opportunities
- You will receive extensive information on the topic of "Study Abroad"
- You will hear interesting lectures from guest lecturers from all over the world
- You will have the opportunity to talk to returnees about their experiences abroad
The International Office as well as the departments, international projects and study programs of Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts are looking forward to welcoming you at our events!
The date of the upcoming International Week is not yet fixed. Soon the information will be available at the following link: www.iw.fh-dortmund.de