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Our international team organized the orientation program. Photo: FH JOANNEUM

Orientation Program for International Students

Rita Da Silveira Santos,

In September 2022, during the Orientation Program for International Students, the International Relations division welcomed 155 students from 52 countries who have come to study at FH JOANNEUM.

The participants were both exchange students and international degree-seeking students. The first group arrived in the second week of September and the intensive German course (3 weeks) started right after the registration. It was a long day, as the afternoon was spent in information sessions where all administrative matters such as residence registration and Top Ticket application were handled. Still, the following days, the students had the afternoons to explore Graz and its surroundings.

We welcome 155 international students to our university.
We welcome 155 international students to our university.

On September 26th, the second group of students for the Culture & Fun program arrived. They attended information sessions in the morning and were invited to a welcome lunch in the Audimax with their peers from Language and Premium program. Together with the students from the Premium program, they did a City Tour through Graz , visited the Kunsthaus , the Styrian Armory and went on an excursion to the Riegersburg Castle and the Zotter Chocolate Factory in Southern Styria. The excursion took place on the last day of September, and as you can see on the photos, the weather was fantastic!

Whilst the Culture & Fun along with the Premium program were leaving for their excursion, we were welcoming the third group of students for the Administration program, where all indispensable administrative information and guidance for a smooth stay in Austria was provided.

The International Relations division thanks all participants for three fun weeks and wishes everyone a great start to the semester. The planning of next semester’s orientation program for those coming in February 2023 has already started. If you are a prospective international student, please take a look at the following page to learn more about the Orientation Program.