International Day 2018

The International Day 2018 took place on Wednesday, 13th June 2018, in the University Main Building and other locations on the Old Town Campus.

The International Office and other important players organised a day that focussed on all things international, including an international study fair, presentations, workshops and other activities. Information and opportunities were provided for exchanging plans and experience on topics such as studying, internships, careers, funding, exchange organisations, language learning and taking part in international activities in Greifswald and all over the world.

Country Games on the Rubenowplatz, a barbecue at the International Guest House (IBZ) and a party in one of Greifswald’s clubs made it possible for students and staff alike to exchange their experiences and enjoy the social side of International Day. Not only international students and staff members, but also students and staff from Germany took part in the programme, presenting partner countries and institutions, and getting to know other people interested in international matters at the barbecue in the evening.

You will find photos and some of the highlights that took place on International Day 2018 listed below and the full programme is available as a PDF download.

We would like to thank all of those who took part in International Day 2018 and hope to see you there next year!

International Office
Domstraße 8
17489 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420 1116

Photos from International Day 2018

Photos from International Day 2018

Photo: Till Junker
Photo: Till Junker
Photo: Till Junker
Photo: Till Junker
Photo: Till Junker

Cosmopolitan Greifswald

Konferenzraum University Main Building Domstr. 11

11.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. – International Study Fair and information about international initiatives in Greifswald

Information about periods of study abroad, financial support and our partner universities. International students and students from the University of Greifswald will present 'their' countries. 


Seminar Room 1.23 Rubenowstr. 2

12.00 p.m. – Studying and doing an internship abroad  

Information from the International office about periods of study abroad and financial support. 

13.00 p.m. – Outgoer Picnic

At the Outgoer Picnic you can ask former outgoers everything you want to know about their period of study abroad. Registrations should be made in advance at the International Office ( 


Lecture Hall Building Audimax Rubenowstr. 1

11.30 p.m. - CollegeCouncil: internships in Anglo-America
12.30 p.m. - Voluntary work at Kulturweit 
1.00 p.m. - mangoo_international: period of study abroad as a freemover (Seminar Room 1.23 Rubenowstr. 2)
1.30 p.m. - International Education for Global Minds: Studying worldwide
2.30 p.m. - GOstralia!-GOzealand! Studying on the other side of the world: Australia, New Zealand and Asia. 

International Greifswald

Konzilsaal Main Building Domstr. 11

12.00 p.m. – Presentation: Internationalisation of European Higher Education ­– Perspectives from around the globe (in English)

- Don Holman (University of Northern Colorado)
- Natalia Taranova (St. Petersburg State University)
- Katharina Schmitt (International Office Greifswald)


1.30 p.m. – International academic forum

Dr. Carola Häntsch (IO Greifswald): Information about financial support provided by the International Office, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and other institutions for international research and teaching.


2.30 p.m. – International Staff Week forum

Opportunity to meet international administrative staff. Information about planning and funding international staff exchanges (Erasmus+).


Meeting point: Rubenow Memorial

2.30 p.m. – Guided university tour (in English) 

The tour is free of charge, advance registration is not required.   


Seminar Room 1.23 Rubenowstr. 2

2.00 p.m. – Languages open doors

Fear of using foreign languages: Is this a specific fear? And how can you handle it?

- Prof. Dr. Andrea Hildebrandt 

The University of Greifswald Celebrates its Internationality.


11.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. – Country Games 

Sports and games from all around the world. Welly boot throwing or Viking chess - there is something for everybody.  


International Guest House (IBZ, Bahnhofstraße 2/3)

5.30 p.m. – International Barbecue Party

The International Office and Student Services invite everyone to exchange experiences. The barbecue gives you the opportunity to get to know scientists, students and staff members from the University of Greifswald and from all around the world. There will also be a fun programme for children. 


Kontorkeller Am Markt 12

from 10.00 p.m. onwards – Party: All around the world

The party is being organised by the Local Erasmus Initiative (LEI).