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Small Group Advisory Meetings and Workshops

Due to the current situation surrounding the coronavirus, we decieded to offer our small group advisory meetings and workshops in a webinar format only. Please see the list below for dates in the summer semester 2020. If you plan to attend a workshop, make sure your equipment (webcam and/or microfone) works properly.

The small group advisory meetings organized by the International Office are very popular with our students. The meetings address topics concerning all phases of an exchange semester: There are small group advisory meetings which cover the application procedure, the process after a successful nomination, and also the return to WU after an exchange semester. We offer separate small group advisory meetings for bachelor’s and master’s students because the application procedures and the process after a successful nomination are different for these two target groups.

Small group advisory meeting: Before an exchange semester (bachelor)

  • Location: International Office, meeting room (unless indicated otherwise)
    or via your web browser (webinars only)*

  • Time: 2:00 pm CET (unless indicated otherwise)

  • Contact: Robin Heldt (no registration required)

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NEW: Small group advisory meetings will be held in German or English depending on the demand in the individual groups. The meeting will be held in English if anyone with no knowledge of German wants to participate. Questions may of course always be asked in German or English and will be answered in both languages if necessary.

Before an application 
Application OverseasSummer semester 2020
February 27, 2020 (webinar*)
March 4, 2020
March 5, 2020
March 10, 2020
Application EuropeSummer semester 2020
April 30, 2020 (webinar*)
Additional Application PeriodSummer semester 2020
June 9, 2020 (webinar*)
After the nomination 
Nomination overseasSummer semester 2020
April 28, 2020 (webinar*)
Nomination EuropeSummer semester 2020
July 2, 2020 (webinar*)
Nomination additional application periodWinter semester 2019/20
March 3, 2020
Summer semester 2020
July 14, 2020 (webinar*)

*Please note that you cannot attend these meetings in person at the International Office. They are meant to be attended from home or even while you on holiday via your web browser. To join, please click on the link which will be provided on the top of this page on the respective dates, and make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player installed. We recommend that you join from a notebook or a PC since you might encounter issues when using a mobile device.

Small group advisory meeting: Before an exchange semester (master)

  • Location: International Office, meeting room (unless indicated otherwise)
    or via your web browser (webinars only)*

  • Time: 3:00 pm CET (unless indicated otherwise)

  • Contact: Robin Heldt (no registration required)

  •  

NEW: Small group advisory meetings will be held in German or English depending on the demand in the individual groups. The meeting will be held in English if anyone with no knowledge of German wants to participate. Questions may of course always be asked in German or English and will be answered in both languages if necessary.

Before an application 
Application exchange semesterSummer semester 2020
April 29, 2020 (webinar*)
After the nomination 
Nomination exchange semesterSummer semester 2020
June 16, 2020 (Webinar*)

Workshop: Writing a motivation letter for a stay abroad (bachelor & master)

In cooperation with the ZBP Career Center, the International Office offers workshops on how to write motivation letters. These workshops will provide you with tips for writing convincing motivation letters and information on what to include (and what not). The techniques learned in this workshop are useful in many different contexts (job applications, applications for an exchange semester, etc.). The workshops are targeted at both bachelor’s and master’s students.

Location: International Office, meeting room
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Dates for the summer semester 2020:
March 5, 2020
March 10, 2020
April 21, 2020 (webinar*)
June 9, 2020 (webinar*)
 

Maximum no. of participants: 15
Registration is possible via an online registration form. If no more spots are available, you will be contacted by us and put on the waiting list. Places are assigned in the order of receipt of registrations.

If it is not possible for you to participate after registering due to personal reasons, please deregister via e-mail.

Small group advisory meeting: After an exchange semester (bachelor & master)

Under the slogan “Welcome Back!”, this type of small group advisory meeting focuses on three specific topics: administrative steps, exchange of experiences, and advice on how to deal with "reverse culture shock".

Location: International Office, meeting room
Time: 2:00 pm
Contact: Robin Heldt (no registration required)

Dates in the acadmic year 2019/20
March 12, 2020
July 7, 2020 (canceled)

NEW: Small group advisory meetings will be held in German or English depending on the demand in the individual groups. The meeting will be held in English if anyone with no knowledge of German wants to participate. Questions may of course always be asked in German or English and will be answered in both languages if necessary.

Small group advisory meeting: ISU

The International Office offers small group advisory meetings not only for students who are taking an exchange semester as part of their bachelor’s or master’s degree program, but also for students who plan to participate in an International Summer University program.

Location: International Office, meeting room (unless indicated otherwise)
Time: 2:00 pm (if not indicated otherwise)
Contact: Robin Heldt (no registration required)

Small group advisory meetings:
February 25, 2020, 2:00 pm
March 3, 2020, 3:00 pm
March 17, 2020, 3:00 pm (canceled)

NEW: Small group advisory meetings will be held in German or English depending on the demand in the individual groups. The meeting will be held in English if anyone with no knowledge of German wants to participate. Questions may of course always be asked in German or English and will be answered in both languages if necessary.