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International Office Programs & Organizations

Buddy Program

As part of the student Buddy Program, German students as well as more experienced international students at the university volunteer to help and support incoming international students, especially before and at the beginning of their time at RWU.

Learn more about the Buddy Program here.

Brother and Sister Program

The Brother and Sister Program is run by the International Office in cooperation with the Ravensburg Volunteer Agency (Freiwilligenagentur Ravensburg) and seeks to foster contact and exchange between RWU international students and locals. You can find more detailed information as well as registration forms for both students and local Germans who would like to participate in the program under "Downloads."  [info currently missing]

Council of Indian Students (CIS)

Due to the ever increasing number of Indian students at the RWU, the students from India have decided to found a council under the simple motto "With the students, for the students, from the students". Since its foundation in 2016, the Council of Indian Students has been committed to creating a homogeneous and homely atmosphere for Indian students who wish to attend one of the many courses at the university and for the students who live here. The CIS promotes a healthy and friendly cooperation not only between the Indians, but all of them.

CIS also wants to celebrate the numerous Indian festivals, so that the students do not miss their families. CIS is also committed to intercultural and interreligious festivals and traditions. An annual cricket tournament in the summer semester is also on the programme.

Contact: cisweingarten@gmail.com
or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CISweingarten

African Students Union (ASU)

The African Students Union (ASU) was founded in 2011 by African students. The ASU wants to offer its members a platform for discussions and create conditions that make it easier for new African students to gain a foothold and successfully complete their studies. In the past the ASU Days took place in May with sporting competitions and presentations of aspects of African culture such as clothing, food and drums.

At the RWU

Constituted Student Body

The Constituted Student Body (VS) represents the interests of students in university committees and organizes cultural, social, and sporting events.

Psychological Counselling Center

The SEEZEIT student union's Psychological Counselling Center (PBS) offers counselling to all students at the universities in Weingarten. Counseling takes place in the W building, room W 136, Leibnizstraße 3, 88250 Weingarten.

Please make an appointment by telephone (Monday 11:00 - 12:00 noon) or by e-mail with

Mrs. Judith King
Phone + 49 7543 609602
judith.king@seezeit.com

The counseling is free of charge and of course absolutely confidential. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can also receive counseling online at https://seezeit.beranet.info.

External

SEEZEIT Service Center

When university classes are in session the SEEZEIT Studierendenwerk Bodensee offers initial orientation and consultation on topics related to BAföG applications, housing, social affairs, study financing options, and also posts part-time job listings.

Contact: Eva Escher, Tel. 07531 88-7440, Email: servicecenter-wgt@seezeit.com

Hours: Monday to Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM and Thursday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Christian Organizations

The Katholische Hochschulgemeinde (KHG) and the Evangelische Studierendengemeinde (ESG) share a common schedule (excursions, discussions, films, prayer circles, etc.), have a website together, and use the same meeting rooms at: Longinusstraße 8, Tel. 0751 59286. Together they form the Evangelisch-Katholische Hochschulgemeinde (EKHG).

The EKHG building is located directly behind the pond which you pass when walking between the university and the basilica. It is open every day from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, and closes at 3:30 PM on Fridays.

You can play billiards or foosball (table football), watch TV, study in a quiet room, read newspapers, surf the internet or simply drink a cup of coffee and relax on one of the sofas at the EKHG. The dedicated team at the EKHG also organizes weekly fair trade markets, guitar jam sessions, lectures and much more.

There is also a non-denominational Christian student organization called "Studentenmission in Deutschland" or SMD. They meet on Tuesday evenings for worship, prayer, Bible study, homegroup, and other social events). The meetings start at 8:00 PM in the PH Schlossbau S12. Visit www.smd-weingarten.de for more information or contact: smdweingarten@googlemail.com.

AHA

The AHA (an institution of the city of Ravensburg that provides tips and information for young people) usually organises a Happy Hour - Intercultural Evenings for young people twice a month at the Youth Centre in Ravensburg, Möttelinstraße 34. These are aimed at au pairs, volunteers, students or exchange students from abroad as well as young people from here who would like to go abroad. Films, music, food or simply the exchange in different languages are important components of the intercultural evenings.

In addition, the aha issues the ISIC International Student Identity Card, has a job and internship exchange, provides Internet computers free of charge and information material on many topics for young people.

Contact:

Marienplatz 12, 88212 Ravensburg (in the Kornhaus, where the municipal library is located), Tel. 0751 829 829, E-Mail: info@aha-ravensburg.de, www.aha-ravensburg.de

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, 13.00 - 18.00h

                         

STUBE

STUBE is an organization for, with, and by students from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe with a focus on international development. STUBE Baden-Württemberg was founded in 1983 and offers weekend workshops, one-day seminars, and other informational events. Members exchange knowledge and experience with students from other parts of the world, find support for their own initiatives, and get help finding internships. Students at STUBE also build networks and establish contacts within the business community, political institutions, and civic organizations. STUBE seeks to prepare students for the return to their home country, and follows up with them after their return by maintaining a database for the exchange of information.

STUBE offers very interesting workshops on various topics. The costs for overnight accommodation and meals as well as travel expenses within Baden-Württemberg (local trains and 2nd class Interregio-Express - no IC/EC or ICE) are usually covered for STUBE students. Generally, students must only contribute a small participation fee of €15.00, which is used to help offset travel expenses. €8.00 is charged as a participation fee for one-day events.

Brochures for the workshops and seminars are available in the information room of the International Office. The organization is primarily intended for students from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe, but students from other countries can also participate in the workshops - subject to availability.

For further information and questions please visit: www.stubebw.de

 

Contact & People

General contact details

Postal address RWU Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten
University of Applied Sciences
P.O. Box 30 22
88216 Weingarten
Germany