The FHWN Student Buddy Network, run by the International Office, is a voluntary scheme where FHWN students become a "buddy" to new international students. This programme intends to help visiting students to adapt to their new life at the university and Austria in general. Tasks that a buddy might do include, for example, meeting the students at the airport, showing them around our campus and dealing with many of the practical problems that students will encounter during their stay in Austria.
Therefore, the aim of the network is to give incoming students the chance for a smart start at the University of Applied Sciences and to ensure total integration with regular students.
Being a Student Ambassador provides you with a lot of skills that employers appreciate that are not taught on your degree.
Students who are interested in becoming a buddy for our incoming guest students, please call into the International Office or email Claudia Bruckner for more information.
|> Lasting experience - personal development|
|> The opportunity of gaining lifelong, international friendships|
|> Getting to know foreign cultures and countries|
|> The chance of improving your language skills|
|> Preferred allocation of places in case of an application for an exchange semester
|> Free participation in the excursion programme for guest students|
|> Award of a "Buddy Certificate"|
|> and last but not least, "having fun"