To ensure a successful start to studies at Berlin International, the Welcome Days for the new academic year 2021/22 will take place. The aim of the event, which lasts several days, is to provide our first-year students with the most important information for a successful start to their studies and to bring them together with the entire BI community.
Our Welcome Days for all degree programs will be held October 4-8. Due to ongoing Corona restrictions, we have decided to hold Welcome Days as a mix of online, hybrid, and on-campus events.
From Monday through Wednesday, we will welcome our new students to campus. While enrollment and document review are taking place, our Workshop Manager, Holger Janke, will be conducting his introductory safety training in the workshop for students from the Faculty of Architecture and Design.
The fourth day will be handled online. After the welcome by the President, Prof. Dr. Yüksel Pögün-Zander, there will be an introductory session by our Student Affairs Team, where all information about the "Who is who", the procedures and facilities of the university, the study guide and among others information about the timetables will be given.
Equipped with all the necessary information, students will enjoy a guest lecture by Prof. Nadia Culshaw and learn how to successfully navigate an intercultural environment. The Diversity Officer of Berlin International - Izabela Ahmad, M.A. invites to attend this lecture.
On the same day, students will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the Student Council as well as the Berlin International Alumni Association. The day ends with an information session about the Mentoring Program at Berlin International as well as MS Teams training for the students to make sure they are familiar with the learning management software.
On the last day, students are assigned and receive an introduction to the programs by their respective program directors. This will be conducted hybrid - on campus with the option of online participation for those facing visa delays and travel restrictions due to the pandemic.
The Welcome Days will conclude with a joint boat city tour with fellow students from all programs to enjoy the city of Berlin and its sights from a water perspective and to get to know each other.
We are looking forward to an educational and entertaining week and are glad that we can hold our traditional Welcome Days despite the current Corona pandemic.
We wish all students a successful start to the Fall 2021/22 semester and see you soon!
Click here to check out the detailed program for the upcoming Welcome Days 2021.