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Welcome to Hof University: International students start with orientation weeks

The new international students at the start of the orientation weeks; Image: Hof University of Applied Sciences

About two weeks before the official start of the semester, on October 22, 2022, nearly 70 exchange students from all over the world started the face-to-face orientation weeks at Hof Campus. For approximately 400 new international full-time students, the online orientation events also kicked off at the same time.

Before the start of the semester, both groups of students are prepared for their studies and their stay at the university by the International Office and the Welcome Center, respectively. During the orientation weeks, students can expect a varied program, including initial meetings with professors, workshops on class schedules, or tours of the campus and library. The Housing Office supports the newcomers in the area of housing and is available as a contact person for advice and assistance. For individual groups, the university also offers German courses and intercultural training.

In addition to the “official appointments”, fun and discovering the new home for a while is not neglected. For example, the student assistants of the International Office organize quiz or karaoke evenings in various Hof pubs and show the international students the city of Hof, the Untreusee, the Theresienstein and much more. An excursion to the nearby German-German Museum in Mödlareuth is also on the agenda for the next few days. Thus, first contacts or even friendships are quickly established.

The orientation weeks are rounded off by the introduction days on October 4 and 5, to which all new students from the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs of the winter semester are cordially invited.

The new international students and their first day at Hof University – some impressions…

Kirsten Hölzel

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