Welcome @ Trier University of Applied Sciences means internationalization - by students for students. Student engagement, social and professional integration, as well as curricular anchoring of measures ensure that participants are integrated in the intercultural exchange at university and beyond and volunteers enrich their portfolio with an unforgettable and sustainable experience.
In 2020/21 we want to further promote networking activities for refugees, German and international students with the help of six integrated student initiatives. We also want to further strengthen the intercultural competence of all students at our three campuses in Trier, Birkenfeld and Idar-Oberstein.
The initiatives include advice before and during the studies, integration into student groups, joint activities with German and international students, trial studies & tutorials, regional and social networking and a digital component in the field of social media communication.
Attention: No events on campus at the moment!
Main concerns of the project:
Our goal at the end of the project:
A cosmopolitan, international university where refugees experience appreciation as part of a fully integrated student body and can also contribute their own skills. The volunteer work of students is the focus here.
Through a close network with INTEGRA and the new PROFI program, we would like to effectively support refugees even after starting their studies in Germany or after completing their first degree in their home country to successfully achieve their study goals and professional goals. At the same time, we shape the discourse at university to offer refugees, German and international students an appreciative and integrative study environment and to connect them through the widest possible range of activities on site and to show them a sustainable regional perspective. Here we see Welcome as an important component of our internationalization concept currently being developed as part of the Trier International University project: At home and around the world.
Particularly innovative when implementing the Welcome Project at Trier University of Applied Sciences is our special focus on student volunteering, which will be rewarded with an additional qualification in the form of certificates and will be anchored in the curriculum. The digital component of the measures should also be particularly emphasized, as this is where networking takes place across locations and universities. In addition, the networking and integration of all student groups (German, international, refugee students) and the associated sustainable internationalization at all locations is a central concern, which allows all actors to benefit substantially.
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