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

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




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!



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


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 -


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 €



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"


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: 


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 


25.3.2017 INCASWochenende “Palaces of Brühl”


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!


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