Hochschule Düsseldorf
University of Applied Sciences

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​​​​​Winter Semester 2019/20


SEPTEMBER

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Saturday 21 September // Guided Tour of the "Altstadt" (English)

Two-hour walking tour of the "Altstadt" for internattional students.

14:45
Heinrich-Heine-Allee 16a (Opera House)

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Saturday 28 September // Trip to Drachenfels and Drachenburg Castle

At the end of the orientation weeks we go for a hike to the Drachenfels in Königswinter. We also visit the fairytale castle Drachenburg.​

10:30​
Düsseldorf Main Station (in front of McDonald's)

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Monday 30 September // Start of extra-curricular German courses

In cooperation with ZWEK we offer extra-curricular German courses at different levels.

A1. Group A: Mo 14:15 to 15:45 and Wed 14:15 to 15:45 (4 SWS)
A1. Group B: Di 14:15 to 15:45 and Thu 14:15 to 15:45 (4 SWS)
A2: Wed 14:00 to 17:30 (4 SWS)
B1: Tue 16:00 to 17:30 and Thu 16:00 to 17:30 (4 SWS)
C1.1: Wed 11:30 to 13:00 and Fri 11:30 to 13:00 (4 SWS)
Writing Skills B2/C1: Fri 09:30 to 11:00 ( 2 SWS)

Register now at zwek.hs-duesseldorf.de​​

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OCTOBER

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Tuesday 1 October // Start of weekly "Sprachcafé mOndial"

Every Tuesday evening, participants of the HSD language courses and other German and international students will meet at the Sprachcafé mOndial. You are cordially invited to practice your intercultural competence and language skills with free drinks and funny quiz questions.

18:30
HSD, room 03.1.038 

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Thursday 10 October // Guided Tour of Alter Schlachthof Memorial Centre (English)

The memorial at the Alter Schlachthof, located directly on our campus today, commemorates the crimes committed during the reign of the National Socialist regime. We invite you to an introduction to the history and significance of the former slaughterhouse, which was used as a collection point before the deportations to the concentration camps.

16:45
HSD, building 1 (entrance to the library)

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Find out about the industrial past of this former coal mine in Essen, now a UNESCO world heritage site. 

13:20
Düsseldorf Main Station (in front of McDonald's)​

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Wednesday 16 October // Exchange Speed Meeting

Get to know German and international students, chat about your home countries and share your experiences.

18:00
HSD, Mensa

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NOVEMBER

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Wednesday 6 November // In Conversation with the Foreigners’ Registration Office: Right of Residence for International Students (German, questions in English welcome!)

In cooperation with the International Office of Heinrich Heine University and the Office for Migration and Integration Düsseldorf. If you have ever asked yourself “Do I need official permission if I want to get a job?”, “does an internship count towards my permissible days of work?” or “do I need to inform the Foreigners’ Office when I move to a different city?” this lecture is for you. You will get valuable insight into proceedings at the Office and there will be time for individual questions.

16:30 - 18:00
Haus der Universität, Schadowplatz 14

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Saturday 16 November // Excursion to Haus der Geschichte, Bonn

Experience German history on a guided tour of the museum Haus der Geschichte in Bonn.

12:40
Düsseldorf Main Station (in front of McDonald's)​

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DECEMBER

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​Thursday 5 December // Winter Party

The International Office invites all HSD students to this cultural exchange.
The WinterParty offers the opportunity to try international delicacies, make new contacts and exchange ideas with other students about the past semester at the HSD.

18:00
HSD, Mensa

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Wednesday 11 December // Lecture: German Labour Law 101 (German, questions in English welcome!)

In cooperation with Heinrich Heine University. 

A lawyer will inform you about German labour law – everything you need to know from contract of employment to reference letters. After the lecture, you will have a chance to ask questions. 

16:30 - 18:00
Heinrich-Heine-University, SSC, Universitätsstraße 1, building 21.02, room 0.30​

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Saturday, 14 December // Visit to the Christmas Market in Aachen

Visit the Christmas market in Aachen and enjoy the beautiful market, music, mulled wine and gingerbread!
 
15:00
Düsseldorf Main Station (in front of McDonald's)​

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JANUARY


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FEBRUARY

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REGISTRATION

Unless otherwise stated, please register by email: internationalstudent@hs-duesseldorf.de​​

Please provide us with the following information:

Title of the event for which you would like to register

Your full name

Your matriculation number


 


By the way: ​​Studierendenwerk Düsseldorf​ also offers many interesting cultural events for international students! Check out their semester programme and sign up! 


 

The Center for Training and Competence Development (ZWEK - Zentrum für Weiterbildung und Kompetenzentwicklung) and the Career Service also organize interesting workshops and lectures on a broad variety of topics during the semester. 

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