Leisure Activities for Exchange and International Students

During the semester, the Department of International Affairs (Akademisches Auslandsamt: AAA) of the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences offers regular leisure activities for exchange and international students at the FH Aachen: the traditional Welcome BBQ, an International Dinner, day trips, a visit to the Aachen Christmas Market, a Christmas party, etc.

AEGEE, the European Students'  Forum, offers many social activities for international students in Aachen as well. Have a look at their website: www.aegee-aachen.org, www.facebook.com/INCASAachen 

INCAS, another student organisation which is dedicated to supporting international students, organises numerous excursions and events all year round. You can find more information here: www.incas.rwth-aachen.de

Experiment e.V. offers a homestay program for foreign students.

 

 

Regular events:

Every last Sunday of the month, 11 am: International Breakfast for 3 €, INCAS - INterkulturelles Centrum Aachener Studierender, Humboldt-Haus, Pontstraße 41, www.incas.rwth-aachen.de

Every Tuesday: International Tuesday, INCAS - INterkulturelles Centrum Aachener Studierender, Humboldt-Haus, Pontstraße 41, www.incas.rwth-aachen.de. Come to the Humboldt-Haus, as we have a varied evening in store for you, starting at 8 pm! All sorts of delightful games guarantee lots of fun with people from around the world creating a multicultural atmosphere! Get to know people from all over the world, amidst music and snacks!

Every second Tuesday of each month, 8 pm: "Café Lingua", INCAS - INterkulturelles Centrum Aachener Studierender, Humboldt-Haus, Pontstraße 41, Café Lingua

Every Monday, 9 pm: AEGEE meeting for members and international students, Café & Bar Zuhause, Sandkaulstr. 109, AEGEE Aachen: www.aegee-aachen.org www.facebook.com/AachenErasmus

Salsa in Aachen: www.salsaaixchange.de

Tango in Aachen: www.tango-aachen.de

Sporthttps://hochschulsport.rwth-aachen.de/ 

2017

November

14.11.2017 Café Lingua

Foreign languages are best learned by practicing, having an intercultural dialog and therefore also lots of fun. Our "Café Lingua" offers you a perfect opportunity to do just that.

On the second Tuesday of each month, INCAS organizes a multilingual café for you. In this event you can get in touch with students of different mother tongues. The INCAS team members set up tables for different languages, promote the communication and are open for your questions or proposals.

By the way, it does not matter whether you registered for our language exchange program. The more you practice, the better. In case you are looking for a partner to practice individually you might even find someone here. So have a seat - it's time for Café Lingua.

When: on the second Tuesday of each month, starting at 8 pm

Where: in the Humboldt Haus, Pontstrasse 41

 

19.11.2017 Salsa with INCAS

Salsa for beginners and advanced focusing on the „Rueda de salsa”  

 

24.11.2017-23.12.2017 Christmas Market in Aachen


25.11.2017 INCASWeekend Brüssel

Hey INCAS friends,

We are inviting you to join us on our trip to Brussels on 25th of November!

Brussels is one of the most vivid and international cities in Europe. It is not only the capital of Belgium, but also the capital of Europe and therefore the domicile of the European Parliament. After foundation in the early middle ages, it flourished economically and maintained an important position in Western Europe. The historic houses on the market place still show us the beauty of Brussels at that time.

With the foundation of the EWG (the forerunner of the EU), which set up their head quarters in Brussels and the World Fair in 1958, which most significant building, the Atomium, can still be visited today, Brussels fully came to the fore of Europe and the world. Many embassies, culture institutes and international companies shape the town picture. Brussels really is multicultural!

In the morning we will take the bus to Brussels. After arrival, we will first visit the House of European History, which is located close to the European institutions. The museum, which just opened in May of this year, promotes the understanding of European history and the European integration. With audioguides and the interactive exhibition, you will travel through the history of Europe – starting at 1789 – in a unique way. 

Afterwards we will have a two-hour- guided city tour. You will get the chance to get a first overview over the city and learn more about the history and architecture.  We will see the historic Guild houses on the market place, the glass-vaulted Galleries Saint Hubert and the narrow alleys in the old town.

In the afternoon, you can explore Brussels inner city on your own pleasure. You could take pictures on the historic market place, look at the picturesque buildings in the old town, visit one of the plenty museums, have a famous Belgian beer or try the delicious Belgian chocolate.

Also, we will get there just in time for the famous Brussels Winter Wonders and Christmas Market which goes through the historic town center. With its 2 kilometers, it belongs to the 10th largest Christmas Markets in Europe. You can explore many aspects of the Winter festival, including the magical son & lumière illuminations on the Grand-Place with its gorgeous Christmas tree, attractions including merry-go-rounds on Place Sainte-Catherine, the 48 meter high Ferris wheel and ice rink at Marché aux Poissons and about 230 stalls for stocking up on gifts and treats.

In the evening, the bus will take us back to Aachen.

We are looking forward to you,

Your INCAS Team

 

+++information+++

When? Saturday, November 25th, 8:10am to 9:30pm

What? Day trip via bus to Brussels, Belgium

Costs? 20 €

What to bring? Passport/ID, snacks and drinks, weatherproofed clothes

REGISTRATION: Tuesday, November  21st, 7:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., INCAS office, Humboldt-Haus, Pontstr. 41 (there are 100 places overall)

 

28.11.2017 Global Village

Every month we devote one International Tuesday to the presentation of one country. Fellow students convey authentic impressions of their homeland. Some facts are accompanied by splendid pictures, typical dishes to taste as well as music and dances - often in traditional costumes.

This month we'll be pairing up with AIESEC Aachen to bring you our new ''Global Village'' event. What does this mean?

Come to Humboldt Haus, grab a passport and travel the world with us! AIESEC is another student organisation that sends students abroad on volunteering trips. Every country represented at this event are countries AIESEC would love to send you too. There will be a bit of food and drinks for you to try out as well.

So come, grab a passport, see the world, and go abroad with AIESEC.

October

28.10.2017 INCASWochenende Trier

Hello,

We are inviting you to join us on our trip to Trier on the 28th of October.

Trier is the oldest city of Germany and is situated in Rhineland-Palatinate in the south-west of Germany close to Luxemburg. Inhabited since 2000 years, the city can look back on a long and eventful history. It was founded by the Romans and called Augusta Treverorum from which the current name originates. Many of the historical roman buildings and sites have been preserved and can be visited today, for example the landmark of Trier, the Porta Nigra (Latin for Black Gate).  The market place on the other hand is decorated by the medieval facades of the surrounding houses.

In the morning we will take the bus to Trier. After arrival we will take a guided city tour, which will lead us through 2000 years with 2000 steps. We will start the city tour at the Porta Nigra, walking over to the medieval market place, to the roman Palace auditorium, to the throne room of Emperor Konstantin and into the impressive cathedral of Trier. We will also visit to the “Kaiserthermen”, the thermal springs. Build spectacularly by the Romans, one can nowadays visit the biggest baths from Roman times above and below ground.

After a lunch break we will visit the Rheinisches Landesmuseum, with lots of antique and roman relics, stunning mosaics and treasures, it’s the most important museum in Trier. You can also borrow an audio guide free of charge to get even more information.

In the afternoon you will have time to explore the city on your own. You can experience more of the inner city, stroll along the alleys and enjoy the medieval flair of the old town.

In the evening, the bus will take us back to Aachen.

We are looking forward to you,

Your INCAS Team

+++information+++

When? Saturday, 28 October 8.15am-9.30pm

What? Day trip via bus to Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Costs? 20€ (includes: bus transfer, guided city tour, entrance to the Kaiserthermen & Landesmuseum with audio guide)

What to bring? Passport, snacks and drinks, weatherproofed clothes

REGISTRATION: Tuesday, 24 October, 7:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (or until all seats are taken), INCAS office, Humboldt-Haus, Pontstr. 41

*This INCASWochenende is subsidized by DAAD with funds of the German Federal Foreign Office

 

26.10.2017 Welcome BBQ

Dear Incoming Students,

we would like to invite you to an original German BBQ and welcome you at FH Aachen for the winter term 2017/2018. Invited are all international students from all faculties.

You are welcome to join the Welcome BBQ on Thursday, October 26th 2017 starting at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria Bayernallee 9. Feel free to dress like a typical German (i.e. Dirndl, Lederhosen), to experience a German BBQ at it’s best.

You can also bring your self-made salad. Shopping costs will be refunded up to 10 € per group (max. 3 people per group). You can win a prize for the best salad.

Please send a feedback if you will participate in the BBQ and if you bring a salad until October, 22nd 2017 to the following mail address: janas(at)fh-aachen.de

We are looking forward to see you there.

Best regards

Department of International Affairs & International Faculty Office

Linda Weller & Jennifer Janas

 

17.10.2017 Cafe Lingua

Dear all,

we cordially invite you to come and practice your foreign language skills at our language tables and why not? have fun in the process.

Our table leaders and native speakers will make sure you leave the place with new interesting expressions, phrases and a big smile on your face ⯑

We've prepared a topic which will lead to interesting discussions. Get excited!

We're looking forward to seeing you.

Your INCAS team

Date: Tuesday

Time: from 8:00 pm

Place: Humboldt-Haus, Pontstr. 41

 

10.10.2017 International Tuesday

Dear Incas-friends,

The INCAS Team invites you to join our "INCAS International Tuesday" at the Humboldt-Haus at 8:00pm. We have a varied evening in store for you, all sorts of games guarantee fun with happy and interesting people from all across the World creating a multicultural atmosphere! Get to know people from everywhere with music and snacks!

Feel free to join our event on Facebook

We are looking forward to seeing you.

Your INCAS team

Date: Tuesday, 10.10.2017

Time: from 8:00 pm

Place: Humboldt-Haus, Pontstr.41

 

1.10.2017 International Breakfast

Dear INCAS - friends,

we cordially invite you to our next International Breakfast, which will take place on October 1st, 2017.

To conclude the Welcome Week we are going to offer you a tasty breakfast with several different specialities where there will be something delicious for everyone to enjoy!

So, if you are interested in a tasty breakfast with a lot of nice people, find your way to the Humboldt - Haus, Pontstraße 41 to enjoy our delicious dishes for 4€ each.

We would like to kindly ask you, to pay the 4€ in advance during our service hours. Until October 1st, the service hours will be held Monday 12:30pm - 3:30pm, Thursday 08:30am - 12:30am und Friday 08:30am - 11:30am. Please note, that your registration will only be valid, if you sign up and pay in advance.

Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you!

Your INCAS - Team

September

14.-17.9.2017 Aachen September Special 2017

Hinreißende Konzerte in einmaliger Kulisse!

Vom 14. bis 17. September 2017 lädt das AachenSeptemberSpecial mit einem vielfältigen Mix aus internationalen, nationalen und lokalen Künstlern zum bereits elften Mal in das einzigartige Flair der Aachener Altstadt ein.

An vier Tagen begeistern zahlreiche Acts mit Musik der Extraklasse auf vier Bühnen –  im Elisengarten, auf dem Münsterplatz , auf dem Markt und am Templergraben – mitten in Aachen das Publikum. Das Programm steht schon fest – lediglich die Termine am Templergraben folgen noch.

Achtung! Strengstens erlaubt: Schlendern von Platz zu Platz, von Konzert zu Konzert!

Alle sind eingeladen mitzufeiern – und überall gilt: Eintritt frei!

www.aachenseptemberspecial.de 

August

19.8.2017 INCASWochenende to Maastricht

Maastricht is a small and beautiful town not far from Aachen. It’s one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands and is situated on the river Maas. Today it has mostly cultural importance. Similar to Aachen, it has a buzz of activity because of many international students. The small and often historic buildings in the inner city lead to a special flair and the narrow alleys invite to stroll around and explore the small shops.

In the morning, we will take the bus to Maastricht. After arrival, we will have a walk through the city, during which we will go through the most beautiful town quarters, discover the ancient city walls and visit the most famous sights.

We will have lunch together in a traditional Dutch restaurant, where you can try some specialties (at your own cost). Afterwards we will visit the stunning caves of Sint Pietersberg together. The hallways below ground were built by humans a long time ago, creating a huge chalk labyrinth, longer than 200km and with more than 20.000 corridors. Artists have left their marks as drawings on the walls can show. The caves were used as hideout in states of sieges, some constructions from the 2nd world war are still intact. An experienced guide will lead us through the caves and tell us more about their history and development.

Afterwards, you will have time to discover the city on your own. You can visit the Vrijthof - Maastricht’s picturesque market square-, wander through the alleyways and walk along the river… In the early evening, the bus will take us back to Aachen.

We are looking forward to meeting you,

Your INCAS Team

+++information+++

When? Saturday, 19 August 2017, approx. 9am-6.30pm

Costs? 15 Euros (includes return bus ticket & cave tour)

What to bring? Passport, snacks and drinks, weatherproofed clothes, sturdy shoes


REGISTRATION: Tuesday, 16 August 2017, 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., INCAS office, Humboldt-Haus, Pontstr. 41 - Pre-register now via email to incas.we(at)googlemail.com with your name, email address and mobile no. to reserve your seat! You will have to drop in to pay on Tuesday, 16 August between 7.00-7.30pm in order to confirm your participation -

July

14.7.2017 6th Mexican Cultural Evening 2017

Come and join aus!

  • Regional Dances
  • Folk Stories
  • Music
  • Drinks
  • Food
  • and so much more

Friday, July 14th 7:00 p.m.

KHG Aachen - Pontstraße 74-76

Entrance 3 €

mexas.rwth-aachen.de 

April

6.4.2017 Welcome-Barbecue

We would like to invite you to the Welcome BBQ for the Incoming Students of FH Aachen. Invited are all international students from all faculties.
You are welcome to join the BBQ on April 6th 2017 starting at 4.30 PM in the cafeteria Bayernallee 9:
Experience an original German Barbecue in an international surrounding. We will provide meat, salads, bread and chips – first come, first serve.

Please send a feedback if you will participate in the BBQ until April 3rd 2017 to the following mail address: janas(at)fh-aachen.de  
We are looking forward to see you there.
Best regards
Department of International Affairs & International Faculty Office 
Linda Weller & Jennifer Janas

 

22.4.2017 INCASWochenende "Luxemburg"

Hello,

You’re invited to join us on our INCASWochenende “Luxembourg” on Saturday, 22 April.

In the morning, we will take the bus to Luxembourg. After arrival, we will have a two-hour guided city tour during which we will see the famous sights and the most beautiful spots in the inner city. We will also learn more about the history and architecture of Luxemburg.

After a lunch break we will then visit the casemates, a fortification with a labyrinth of passages built in a huge rock, which belongs to the UNESCO world heritage.

In the afternoon, you will have some time to yourselves to explore what you are personally interested in or simply enjoy the city’s atmosphere. In the evening, we will head back to Aachen.

More information about the trip and the registration can be found on our homepage: 

http://www.incas.rwth-aachen.de/newsite/index.php/en/offers/23-iwe/573-22-april-iwe-luxembourg 

We look forward to meeting you!

Your INCAS-Team

Short Information

Saturday, 22 April – 8.15am to 9.30pm – Participation fee: 15€

Registration: Tuesday 18 April, 7:30pm in the INCAS office, Humboldt-Haus, Pontstr. 41 

March

25.3.2017 INCASWochenende “Palaces of Brühl”

Hello,

You’re invited to join us on our INCASWochenende “Palaces of Brühl” on Saturday, 25 March.

The outstanding palaces of Brühl, Augustusburg and Falkenlust, are UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1984, as they are some of the most significant baroque and rococo buildings in Germany and stand witness for a glorious past with their splendor interiors and beautiful gardens. Augustusburg Palace was the first prominent creation of Rococo in Germany. During a guided tour, we will admire beautiful architecture of the building, go up the grand staircase and see the richly decorated parade rooms and spectacular halls.

After the guided tour in Augustusburg Palace we will stroll through the baroque palace gardens to Falkenlust Palace – a small but luxuriously fitted palace settled in the forest. We will visit this palace with an audio guide and see outstanding original cabinets, such as the hall of mirrors with beautiful wood carvings and beautiful parlors and learn more about the art of hunting in the 18th century.

More information can be found on our homepage: www.incas.rwth-aachen.de  

Short Information

Saturday, 25 March – 9am to 5pm – Participation fee: 7€ – Semesterticket & Student ID needed – Registration: Tuesday 21 March, 7:30pm in the INCAS office, Humboldt-Haus, Pontstr. 41  

 

21.3.2017 PERSIAN NEW YEAR (Internationaler Dienstag)

Nowruz (pronounced no-rooz) is an ancient Persian celebration that marks the New Year, the coming of spring and the renewal of nature.

It is a happy and joyous festival, which is celebrated by Iranian people and millions of people from west Asia to central Asia with different cultures and faiths. 

To get an overview of Nowruz, play some traditional game, paint eggs! and have a lot of fun, meet us on Tuesday, 21th March 2017.

we are looking forward to seeing you and to celebrate Nowruz together.

When: Tuesday 21.3.17 @ 20:00 Where: Humboldt Haus

 

14.3.2017 The international language meeting at INCAS

Here you can come together in small groups and talk to native speakers on our 'Language tables'. Each table will be coached by a member of INCAS in order to encourage interesting discussions.

By the way, it doesn't matter if you are already doing a 'Sprachtandem' (language exchange). Feel free to come around and talk in a language of your choice!

We've prepared a topic which hopefully will lead to interesting discussions. Get excited!

We're looking forward to seeing you.

Your INCAS team

Date: Tuesday
Time: from 8:00 pm
Place: Humboldt-Haus, Pontstr. 41

 

7.3.2017 Colombian Country Evening

On Tuesday the 7th of March 2017 at INCAS Humboldthaus Pontstr.41 will present a Colombian Country Evening at 8 p.m

INCAS and invite you and your friends to this wonderful event. During this Evening you will learn about Colombian history and culture. There will be the opportunity to try Colombian food and listen to Colombian music.

Since the number of sitting places are limited, we recommend you to be on time.

We look forward to seeing you!

February

7.2.2017 INCAS International Tuesday

Dear Incas-friends,

The INCAS Team invites you to join our "INCAS International Tuesday" at the Humboldt-Haus at 8:00pm.

Come to the Humboldthaus (Pontstr.41) as from 8 pm we have a varied evening in store for you.

All sorts of GAMES guarantee FUN with Happy and Interesting PEOPLE from all across the World creating a multicultural atmosphere!

Get to know people from everywhere with music and snacks!

Feel free to join our event on Facebook

We are looking forward to seeing you.

Date: Tuesday, 07.02.2017

Time: from 8:00 pm

Place: Humboldt-Haus, Pontstr.41

 

21.2.2017 INCAS Karneval celebration + free mask making and decorating

Come join us in Humboldt Haus on Tuesday the 21st of February, from 20:00, to kick start the Karneval celebrations in 2017!

Dress up, get into the spirit and Best Costumes will win PRIZES

If you don't have a costume- don't stress, INCAS will be providing you with all the materials you need to make your very own mask for the Karneval season! (Seriously- IT'S FREE)

So, come along, have a drink, dance to some kitsch Karneval music, meet some new people and get your creative on!

 

23.2.2017 -28.2.2017 Carnival all over the city

January

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