Phones at the Campus in Jena

"Uni Jena international"

The University Jena podcast for international students
Phones at the Campus in Jena
Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)

The podcast provides answers to the most important questions that (not only) international students ask themselves. 

New episodes will be published here regularly. Not all episodes are avaliable in English.
The Podcast can be found on: 

Introduction: What this Podcast Is About

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Welcome to this podcast
The podcast host, Fleur Frenk, introduces herself and explains which topics the podcast deals with.
Graphic: Sabine Müller
Audio: Fleur Frenk/Internationales Büro

Episode 1 is currently not available in English. You may find all informaton about applying for degree-seeking studies, the DSH course or the Preparatory College at the respective sub-websites at
https://www.uni-jena.de/en/degree-programmes-international

Episode 2: Enrolment 

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Enrolment made easy
This episode is about the important dates and the individual steps of enrolment and on where to find support after arrival.
Graphic: Sabine Müller
Audio: University of Jena

Episode 3: Housing

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Student dormitory or private room?
This episode is about applying for a room in the housing complexes and about the private housing market.
Graphic: Sabine Müller
Audio: University of Jena
  • Guest

    Wencke Riemland works at the Studierendenwerk Thüringen, Housing Department. She is responsible for managing housing applications in Jena.
    Britta Salheiser from the International Students Team at the International Office is in charge of student support and integration.

  • Timestamps

    Part 1:
    01:12 Advantages of student housing 02:40 Dorms in Jena 03:10 Types of apartments 04:07 When and how can one apply? 04:32 Application steps 06:05 room allocation process 07:16 Questions and Studierendenwerk contact
    Part 2:
    08:09 What you can do if you do not get a dormitory offer? 10:17 Searching the private housing market 12:09 Rent 12:40 contact after offer 13:53 Searching outside Jena 15:06 Un/furbished? 16:25 Founding a flat community 18:30 legal advice 20:55 other tips

  • Shownotes

Episode 4 is currently not available in English. You may find all informaton about the DSH course at
https://www.uni-jena.de/en/dshcourse

Episode 5: Guest Studies

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Take part in an Exchange Programme at the University of Jena
This episode is about the guest study programme at the University of Jena.
Graphic: Sabine Müller
Audio: University of Jena

Episode 6: Mentoring Programmes (1)

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Welcome Buddies: support for your first steps in Jena
This episode is about the support for international students in Jena directly after their arrival and while studying through the mentoring programmes of the International Office.
Graphic: Sabine Müller
Audio: University of Jena
  • Today's Host

    Verena Wilk works in the International Students Team of the International Office and at the Career Point of the University.

  • Guest

    Laura Huschenbett works in the International Office of the University Jena, in the International Students Team and is in charge oft he mentoring programme.
    Mateo Zenteno Torres studies Physics at the University Jena and is a Mentee at the mentoring programme.

  • Timestamps

    Part 1:
    01:22 What kind of mentoring programmes does the international office of the University of Jena have? 02:15 When international students are new to Jena, does an arrival mentor help them? 02:45 Is the Mentoring an all-round support? 03:35 Who are the mentors? 04:20 How does one become a mentor? 04:55 What are valuable experience a mentor can make?
    Part 2:
    05:45 How is the initial mentoring for a mentee? 07:11 Who can join and benefit from subject specific mentoring? How do you sign up for it? 07:55 What does a subject mentor need to be able to do? 09:00 How is the subject mentoring for a mentee? 11:20 Do you have any tips for international students in Jena?

  • Shownotes and updates

    Update: Our arrival mentors are now called Welcome Buddies. 

Episode 7: Financing Your Studies

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Costs, Scholarships and Working while Studying
This episode is about financing your studies.
Graphic: Sabine Müller
Audio: University of Jena

Episode 8: Career Orientation

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Careers: What's Next after Studying?
In this episode we talk about studying career orientatedly, internships and career entry
Graphic: Sabine Müller
Audio: University of Jena

Episode 9: Uni Sports

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From Aikido to Zumbi - Active and Healthy through Study Life
What are the challanges for students regarding fitness and health? What does University of Jena do to support the fitness of the students? How to combine a healthy lifestyle and your studies? In this episode the Uni Sports Department and the Student Health Management (SGM) are introduced and asked about health while stuyding.
Graphic: Sabine Müller
Audio: University of Jena

Content Note: This episode tackles the topic of mental health. In case of acute psychological issues one can get free support at the telephone couselling (0800 1110111). Other counselling options are linked in the shownotes. 

Episode 10: Support and Counselling, Part 1

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General Social Counselling
We have a look at the counselling and support structures at the University of Jena. In this episode we talk about the General Social Counselling at the Studierendenwerk Thüringen.
Graphic: Sabine Müller
Audio: University of Jena

Episode 11: The Start of Semester for Exchange Students

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Hello Jena: The Beginning of Guest Studies
In this episode an exchange student talks about her experiences at the beginning of her stay in Jena and the start of the semester. How to prepare? What was a suprise? How is studying in Germany different?
Graphic: Sabine Müller
Audio: University of Jena

Episode 12: Support and Counselling, Part 2

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Legal Advice
A letter from the examation office, a writing from the foreigners authority or a conflict with the landlord and the heart skips a beat – What support offerings are there for students regarding legal issues?
Graphic: Sabine Müller
Audio: University of Jena

Episode 13: Beginning of studies for international students

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Anna's & Emirhan's start
The Uni ambassadors Anna and Emirhan share their experiences at the beginning of their studies in Jena. What was helpfull, what difficulties were there and how to solve them?
Graphic: Sabine Müller
Audio: University of Jena

Episode 14: Looking Back at the End of Studies

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Goodbye Jena: Valentinas Time at the University of Jena
Valentina first came to Jena as an exchange student and came back for her Master. Now she is leaving Jena and looking back on her time here.
Graphic: Sabine Müller
Audio: University of Jena

Episode 15: Support and Counselling, Part 3

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Psychosocial Counselling
No matter if exam anxiety, depression, loneliness or procrastination - the Psychosocial Counselling supports students with all emotional challanges.
Graphic: Sabine Müller
Audio: University of Jena

Content Note: This episode tackles the topic of mental health. In case of acut psychological issues one can get free support at the telephone couselling (0800 1110111). Other counselling options are linked in the shownotes. 

Preview...

Further episodes will be published here one by one. They will deal with topics such as:

  • Living in Jena: Everyday life advice and spare time activities 
  • How to organize your guest studies
  • Student organizations in Jena

Concept: Fleur Frenk/Internationales Büro; Format: MP3; Produktion und Schnitt: Multimedia Centre de of the University of Jena; Musik: Audiohub.

Contact

Would you like to comment on, or ask questions about, the podcast? Please write to incoming@uni-jena.de