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Support services

offers via the International Office

Buddy-Program

As part of the Student Buddy Program, German and experienced international students at the university volunteer to support international students, especially before and at the beginning of their stay at RWU.

A detailed information sheet can be found in the download area.

Brother and Sister Program

The Brother and Sister Programme is run by the International Office in cooperation with the Ravensburg Volunteer Agency (Freiwilligenagentur Ravensburg) and provides contact between international students of the university and citizens of the region. The download area contains detailed information sheets and registration forms for both students and citizens.

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.

offers at the RWU

Student Body

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

Psychological counselling centre

The Psychological Counselling Centre (PBS) of the Student Union SEEZEIT holds consultation hours for students of the universities in Weingarten. These take place in the W building, room W 136, Leibnizstraße 3, 88250 Weingarten.

Please make an appointment by telephone (Monday 11.00 - 12.00) or by e-mail with

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

The consulting service is free of charge and of course absolutely confidential. If you prefer to remain anonymous, there is the possibility of an online consultation at https://seezeit.beranet.info.

external offers

SEEZEIT Service Center

The SEEZEIT Studierendenwerk Bodensee offers during the lecture period a first information and consultation on BAföG-applications, housing, social affairs and financing possibilities as well as a job exchange for part-time jobs.

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

Opening hours:

Monday to Wednesday, 09.00 - 13.00h                          

Thursday, 09.00 - 15.00h

Christian groups

The Katholische Hochschulgemeinde (KHG) and the Evangelische Studierendengemeinde (ESG) have a common programme (excursions, discussions, films, prayer circles etc.), a common webpage and common rooms: Longinusstraße 8, Tel. 0751 59286.

The EKHG building is located directly behind the pond which you will pass on your way from the university to the basilica. It is open every day from 9.00 - 18.00h, only Fridays close at 15.30.

In the EKHG you have the opportunity to play billiards or table football, watch TV, learn in a quiet room, read newspapers, surf the Internet or simply drink a cup of coffee and relax on one of the sofas. The dedicated team also organizes weekly fair trade sales, meetings to play guitar, lectures and much more.

There is also a group of Christian students called SMD. They invite to weekly meetings on Tuesday evening (singing, praying, Bible reading, house groups and open evenings). Meeting point is at 20.00h in the PH Schlossbau S12. Further information on www.smd-weingarten.de, 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 a development policy study support programme for, with and by students from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. STUBE Baden-Württemberg was founded in 1983 and offers weekend seminars/workshops, day and other information events, exchange of knowledge and experience with students from other countries and continents, support for own activities, help with the search for internships, contacts with the economy, institutions of politics and civil society organisations, network building, preparation for return, follow-up work through seminars and the maintenance of a database for the exchange of information.

STUBE offers very interesting seminars on various topics. The costs for accommodation and meals as well as travel expenses within Baden-Württemberg (local trains and IRE of the 2nd class, no IC/EC or ICE) are usually paid for by STUBE students. As a rule, only a small fee of € 15.00 will be charged for participation and will be deducted from the travel expenses. For one-day events, € 8.00 will be charged as a participant fee.

Brochures on the workshops are available in the information room of the IO. The programme is primarily intended for students from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, but students from other countries can also take part in the workshops, subject to availability.

For further information and questions: 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