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Action by students & alumni

We have teamed up with leading student organizations, WU alumni and other volunteers. Here are some of our current activities.

Current activities

viaGerman: free German lessons for Ukranian children

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Founders/organizers: WU (CEMS) alumnus Lukas Pichler, friends and volunteers; administrative support from STaR.

About the initiative: We help Ukrainian children to learn German. We believe that speaking German means new opportunities. And children need opportunities. Thus, we offer free German lessons.

Homepage: https://viagerman.com

  • Interested in volunteering as a tutor? Sign up here: https://viagerman.com/tutor/   

  • Tutoring not really your thing but you'd still like to help? We also need support with organizational matters, so we'd love to hear from you! Email: contact@viagerman.com 

Welcome to Vienna Brochure

Our amazing student volunteers* compiled a guide with useful links and tips for refugees and asylum seekers in Vienna. To the best of our knowledge first of such kind in Austria!

Much of the information is specifically for new arrivals from Ukraine. However, we hope some of the links will also prove useful for individuals who are fleeing persecution and violence in other countries.

  • Download the guide in English here

  • Download the guide in Ukrainian here

  • Download the guide in Russian here

Please share with anyone to whom it would be helpful!

*With translation support from Oksana Kotsur, brochure design by Oleh Hebura, and English language proofs from J Stan Fisher.

Student-run events to support Ukraine relief efforts

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A dedicated team of student volunteers has organized a Ukrainian Food Market right here on our campus. Photos coming up soon!

  • Interested in learning more about sustainability-driven student organizations at WU? Click here.

Engagement opportunities through Volunteering@WU

Volkunteering

Volunteering@WU - Lernen macht Schule is a cooperation between WU, Caritas Vienna and BILLA, committed to educational equality regardless of the socio-economic background. Since 2010, each semester, the program has been connecting around 130 university students with 260 children and teenagers from 20 Caritas institutions, including accommodations for asylum seekers, mother-child houses, counselling centers, and others. Students and kids meet on a weekly basis in three different buddy tracks (study-, music- or sports-buddy) to learn with and from each other. Currently, students are also engaged in the Caritas accommodations’ program for refugee families from Ukraine.

The program applies the method of service learning: students perform volunteer work (a service) and complete complementary seminars, supervision, and reflection assignments (learning). They receive 3 ECTS credits per term in addition o WUs social skills certificate.

Apply now for the upcoming semester!

[Please note that German skills are required to take part in this program.]

For more up-to-day information, follow us on STaR LinkedIn!

Here we post news on how to get engaged, opportunities for Ukrainian job seekers, and other urgent announcements. Along with other STaR-related public disemmination activities.

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Please note that many of our projects are work-in-progress. Information provided on this page is subject to change.