Services of the International Office

Intercultural competences and sensitization

Intercultural trainings
The tutor programme offers support for all new international students. Student tutors help them with their first steps at the EAH Jena and in Jena. As part of the tutor programme exists the possibility for student tutors and international students to take part in a professional intercultural training. The training serves the sensitization of the participants for the cultural Other and helps on integration of international students. The intercultural trainings are on offer right before semester starts.

 Language courses

Intense German language course

The International Office offers in cooperation with JenDaF e.V.  intense German language courses for all exchange students from partner universities just before the start of the winter semester. Before these courses can take place, a minimum number of participants and the availability of financial support in the respective financial year must be demonstrated. The courses are free of charge.
The participants shall become familiar with the most important communicative requisites for the following everyday life domains:
  • Orientation in their new environment.
  • Shopping and ordering (supermarket/ restaurant).
  • Attendance and services (consultation, bank, offices).
  • Leisure time and social contacts.

The study and profession-related part of the language course covers mainly the following three study-orientated key qualifications:

  • Information management (reading strategies, acquisition, selection and presentation of information, handling of IT-media…).
  • Competences of presentation (language competences for all kind of interactions at the university and during the study).
  • Social competences (cooperative preparation of presentations and exams).
  • Autonomy (guided and independent acquisition of specific scientific

Internship application easily done

Application training for internships
For a certain group of students from CDHAW (Shanghai) and the German-Jordanian-University in Amman which come to Jena with the help of a special partnership programme, the International Office offers intense application training for internship applications.
The students learn about the common application process in Germany and the right way to compile their complete application documents in German. Moreover, they practice job interviews and get imparted necessary vocabulary and phrases by language training. The training finishes with an excursion to companies and institutions for potential internships. The students out of this partnership programme are obligated to complete an internship of several weeks.


Cultural events
Throughout the semester, the International office organizes a wide range of cultural events and excursions for international students.

At the beginning of every semester the official Welcome Party for all international students of the EAH Jena takes place. In a cosy atmosphere with a buffet you get the opportunity to get to know other international students, ask questions and exchange experiences, find new friends and have a nice evening.

In spring we organize an International barbecue for all interested students. Enjoy the sun and the barbecued food, play volleyball and have fun with friends. In early summer we offer excursions to worth seeing places in Germany. Moreover, walking and city tours in the near surrounding are offered as day excursions.


The International Office of the EAH Jena at the International Centre Jena
The International Office has its own office in the International Centre Jena. There, we offer cultural events, courses and trainings for linguistic support and intercultural sensitization. Apart from that, the International Office created a meeting point for international students outside the campus to be able to support them at any time and try to help them.