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City rally, Guided tower tour and Welcome party

TU Chemnitz welcomes its new international students for the winter semester 2013/2014 with a several-days-lasting program

  • The cultural centre DasTIETZ will only be one of the many sights which the international students - as last year - are going to visit during the city rally which is organized by students engaged in the buddy program. Photo: Patenprogramm

They come from Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, France, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Ukraine and Hungary. These are some of the destinations from which have come 310 recently matriculated international students who will begin their studies in the winter semester 2013/2014 at TU Chemnitz.

The beginning of studies is often similar to a hurdle race. And for international students it is frequently even more difficult than for Germans. To face this course the International Office of TU Chemnitz offers a special support program for international students in the first semester. From 7 to 11 October 2013 they will be welcomed at TU Chemnitz and be accompanied during their first steps at the university and the city of Chemnitz. Lecturers and advanced students will answer all questions with regard to studies: they give information concerning the curriculum, they will help with the individual planning of studies and they will explain cryptic abbreviations.

The orientation week starts on Monday with important information on all matters regarding studies during an event which will start at 10 am at room N113 in the new lecture hall building Reichenhainer Straße 90. Afterwards the new international students will have the opportunity to have a look at their new home from above during a guided tour at the tower of the town hall of Chemnitz beginning at 1:30 pm. On Tuesday the students will have a tour around the campus which shall provide a first orientation to the students. The cultural centre DasTIETZ and the monument of Karl Marx will only be two of the many sights which the international students will visit on Thursday during the city rally which is organized by students engaged in the buddy program of the International Office. The orientation week of this year will end with a Welcome Dinner which shall offer the opportunity to the new students to get to know each other even better. All students at TU Chemnitz who come from abroad are cordially invited to participate at this event. It will begin at 7:30 pm in the "Club der Kulturen” at Thüringer Weg 3.

For further information please consult the International Office of TU Chemnitz, phone 0371 531-13500, E-Mail

(Translation: Dr. Wolfgang Lambrecht)

Katharina Thehos

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