Intercultural Center

    Welcome to the Intercultural Center (IKZ) at the HTWG Konstanz. Are you an international student? Are you a domestic student from Germany who wants to study or work abroad? We have a number of courses, workshops and services specifically for you.

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    Academic Success

    Many students find the transition from high school to college challenging – but starting your studies in another country can be even more so! Besides being a big move emotionally (leaving family and friends, living on your own), the workload for your classes can also be a big challenge. That’s why the IKZ has set up a series of workshops and events to ease your transition to the HTWG Konstanz and help you get ahead in your studies. Our offers include:

    Warming-Up Event
    Our orientation program for our new bachelor’s and master’s students – with an intercultural touch

    Buddy Program
    A learning partnership between new international students and an upper-class student– we pair you, the new international student, with a 2nd or 3rd semester in your major

    Warming-Up “Studying at a University of Applied Sciences”

    The Warming-Up event is a two-day orientation event for all first semester bachelor’s students (both German and international). The goal of this event is to familiarize you with the different aspects of university life before you start your studies. You will learn some important basic study skills, get to know other first semester students, and get advice from upper-semester students about how to get off to a good and relaxing start.

    The Warming-Up event takes place on two mornings the week before the semester starts. This is an IN-PERSON event for bachelor’s students. There will also be a fun afternoon program during the week that gives you the opportunity to get to know other first semester students as well as upper-semester students.

    New master’s students, exchange students and bachelor’s students who can’t make it to the morning workshops are warmly welcome to take part in the afternoon program – just remember to register.

    More information and registration form

    Buddy Program

    The Buddy Program is a learning partnership between you, the new international student, and a 2nd or 3rd year HTWG student. You, the new international student, are paired up with another student to help you navigate the campus and your new studies. Sounds good? It is.

    Buddy students help by:

    •     Sharing experiences about classes
    •     Answering questions about their majors
    •     Helping to understand and manage course requirements
    •     Helping to deal with administration issues on campus
    •     Giving an introduction to student life in Konstanz

    For more information and to sign up