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Pillar 1: International competence

Intercultural skills in the work life are significant in a globalised world. You can build your global perspective alongside your studies at Paderborn University. Whether it is a language course, participation in the Ausländische Studierenden Vertretung (ASV) or Eurobiz – there are endless possibilities!

 

Partner  Description Type of offer

Ausländische Studierendenvertretung (ASV)

The ASV supports international students and encourages culturally diverse activities at Paderborn University

 
  • Several events on integration of international students as well as support of different cultures
  • Biggest event is the Intercultural Week, organisation of orientation week, Cultural Nights, Party’s, Excursions, movie nights, etc.

Further information about the offer can be found here.

Events/Workshops, voluntary work

DAAD-Projekt: Welcome-Studierende engagieren sich für Flüchtlinge

Students at Paderborn University accompany students with a refugee background during life at University and in general

 
  • Recreational activities with tandem-partners and in groups (sports, music, excursions and many more)
  • Students BA/MA of Education are able to have their participation in the programme recognise as their vocational internship
Further information about the offer can be found here.
Voluntary work
European Horizons Paderborn

The initiatives focusses on the discourse and exchange about the European Union
 
  • Organisation and realization of discussions and presentations
  • Ongoing exchange with Chapters across Europe
  • Opportunity to write papers to be published through European Horizons

Further information about the offer can be found here.

Events/Workshops, voluntary work
InRegio


The project supports the social and professional integration of international students.

 
  • InRegio offers international students a variety of options within the region, career orientation and brings international students, regional groups, clubs and companies together
  • Workshops and events on several topics:
    • Help with professional integration
    • Job preparation, dealing with studying and Networking events
    • Intercommunication between international students and the region

Further information about the offer can be found here.

Events/Workshops

Integra Studium und Beruf

Support programme for students with a refugee background and international students.

 
  • Diverse range of workshops to communicate knowledge of the German language, soft skills for university and integration into the work force (mostly in German)
  • Mostly four-hour base and extension workshops
  • Cooperation with partners for excursions to companies and fairs
Further information about the offer can be found here. 
Events/Workshops
Institut für Germanistik und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft

Biggest institute in the humanities with around 3500 students in different Bachelor and Master programmes
 
  • Students with or without refugee background reflect together on the hardship and perspective of people with a refugee background through literary work
  • People with a refugee background are encouraged to confidently reflect on their own situation
  • Students without a refugee background are encouraged to empathize with the refugee narrative
  • Weekly meetings and meetings between students with and without refugee background
 
Events/Workshops
PaderMUN

Support social projects, discusses current global politics and prepares delegates for attendance at national and international conferences (MUN)
 
  • Weekly meetings
  • Taking over specific task, e.g. social media
  • Providing input concerning current global topics in politics
  • Preparation and Participation in language exercises

Further information about the offer can be found here.

Voluntary Work
Patenprogramm des International Office

Assistance-programmes to voluntarily help exchange students
 
  • Programmes for every student
  • Starts every winter and summer term
  • Supporting exchange students from partner universities with their arrival and first steps in Paderborn, including helping with administrative issues, moving into student accommodation and orientation in Paderborn
  • Individual matching between students
Further information about the offer can be found here.
Voluntary Work

Center for Language Studies (ZFS)

The place to go for every student or university employee, who is interested in languages

 
  • Language classes during the semester in up to 20 languages, comprehensive classes during the semester break, self-learning centre as well as many other opportunities to learn languages ( tandem learning, learning strategy workshops, etc.)
  • Accredited examination centre for TOEFL, DELE and UNIcert®

Further information about the offer can be found here. 

Events/Workshops

 

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