We wish you a pleasant stay and a lot of new opportunities 🙂
Upon my arrival in Vienna, I’ve managed to get my stuff (my many, many, many stuff) in their right place, to order a Master Card (Bankomatkarte), receive a health insurance and a paper that states that I’m living in the city for the next couple of…years and briefly discover the benefits of being a student at the WU.
It all started out on thursday, when the new students @WU had their “Welcome Day”, which included presentations of our fields of study, of the scolarships we are able to obtain and, most importantly (to me), of the reknown “Auslandsemester” (exchange semester) that we have to complete in order to finish the Bachelor of Science (in the field International Business Administration, which is what I am aiming for). Although there were a lot, and I mean A LOT of new students, it seemed as if every speech was designed to discover what you want for yourself in the future.
The thing that I realized about WU is that nobody is pushing you to complete your studies in time. You are the one who chooses when you want to take your classes, if you want to learn for your exams, if you want to take your exams. Yet, you are the one who has to find out a way to push yourself to the limits. Face your fears, go that extra mile that takes you from being a “Matrikelnummer” to a full time commited person.
xPRimenting Vienna as a student may be a big risk, but it’s a risk I was always eager to take. So hop on board and join the WU-bim (tram) to victory!
I’ll be back right after the Long Night of the Museums 😉