International Festival October 21, 2022

France, Japan, India, Cameroon, Norway, South America, ... What is it like to study and live in another country? At various workshops and events with focus on different countries, you can travel  around the world on our campus on 21 October 2022. In cooperation with the Language Centre, the International Relations Office is organising the first International Festival at BTU. Students can look forward to a lively programme at various locations on the central campus and be inspired to immerse themselves in a new culture and plan their next language course or a stay abroad.

How does the day go? You can go to the stations you are interested in without registering. If it is a workshop, please be on time - all other offers are available to you throughout the specified time. Feel free to ask your fellow students about studying and living in another country. You will receive a stamp at every station you visit. If you have collected 10 stamps at the end of the day, you can pick up a prize at the Welcome Point (HG, 4.29).

In the evening we will celebrate together at Bebel from 9pm

Campus map with action locations

Program

1 -- International Mile -- 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. -- Main Building, 4th Floor.

The booths of the International Mile are open throughout, you can just drop by and participate in various activities! The international student groups invite you to get to know their cultures better with small games and tasks.

Nepal (NSAC): Taste typical snacks of the country and play chungi!
Japan (EASA):
Take a picture in the yakuta!
Myanmar (EASA):
Find out which animal you are according to the Burmese calendar.
East Asia (EASA):
Try your hand at the art of calligraphy.
BTU Collectors Hub: Can you guess which country these stamps are from?
Bangladesh:
Sing along. And take a picture!

2 -- Discover Europe and Cameroon -- ZHG

Exhibition in the ZHG
Our students have brought many great pictures of their exchange abroad, which you can see here.

11.00 a.m.- 3 p.m.Europe Quiz with EUNICE The BTU forms the European UNIversity for Custimised Education together with six other universities in Europe. Test your knowledge of Europe at the EUNICE booth and learn about the future of studying at an European university alliance! You don't know EUNICE yet? Have a look here: https://eunice-university.eu/
4.45 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.Cameroonian fashion and dance show The Cameroonian community in Cottbus presents their country-typical clothing and inspires you with their African moves, in which you are cordially invited to dance along.
  
3 -- Understanding the world! -- 13.00 - 17.50 -- Quasimono

Language is an important part of getting to know and understanding other cultures. The BTU Language Center offers a wide range of language courses. During the International Festival, you can try out the different languages at the cult student club Quasimono and find out everything you need to know about formalities at a language speed dating session.

13.00 - 13.30German as a foreign language
13.40 - 14.00 (without speed dating) Norwegian / A1
14.10 - 14.40Spanish / A1
14.50 - 15.20Italian / A1
15.30 - 16.00French / A1
16.10 - 16.40 Polish / A1
16.50 - 17.10 (without speed dating)Japanese / A1
17.20 - 17.50English / B2
4 -- Arts and Culture -- 12.00 - 17.30 -- CHANGE: LOCATION ATELIER ÖSTERREICH 2C/D (Fac. 6)

CHANGE: Unfortunately we have to move the room from Drawing Room 2 C to Atelier Austria (in the middle of the first floor) in the same building.

Today you will have the opportunity to learn and try traditional art styles.

11:00 - 12.00 Uhr

Warli Tribal Art Workshop
Warli is one of the oldest forms of Indian folk art and originated in the Warli region of Maharashtra. This form of tribal art mainly uses geometric shapes such as circles, triangles and squares to form numerous shapes representing the life and beliefs of the Warli tribe. In the past, Warli art was displayed on the walls on special occasions. Come by and learn this particularly folk Indian art. Did you know that the BTU can also finance a study exchange in India? Information is available here: www.b-tu.de/international/outgoing-exchange/studium-im-ausland Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
12.00 - 13.00 Uhr

Persian Calligraphy Workshop
Artful writing and drawing with Persian letters is a well-known art form. The art of calligraphy has a prominent place in Iran and has experienced a significant renaissance in the last two decades, with many thousands of students practising the art and some taking it to other parts of the world - for example Bita, a BTU student, who will introduce you to the art of persian calligraphy.
13.00- 13.30 Henna Workshop Henna tattoos have a long tradition and originally come from India. The artistic body painting is supposed to bring people luck and health. Henna is a plant, and the powder for the coloring paste is extracted from the dried and ground leaves of the henna bush.Come by and create your own henna design. The Indian student group ISAC from BTU , will show you how to create your perfect ornament. No other material is necessary.Did you know that the BTU can also finance a study exchange in India? Info can be found here: https://www.b-tu.de/international/outgoing-exchange/studium-im-ausland
13.45 - 14.15 Henna WorkshopMissed the first session? Then you still have a chance!Come by and create your own henna design. The Indian student group ISAC from BTU , will show you how to create your perfect ornament. No other materials are necessary.
14.30 - 15.00Origami WorkshopEveryone has tried folding a plane, a crane or a flower from a sheet of paper. This form of paper folding is called origami (折り紙) in Japanese, derived from the words for fold (折る) and paper (紙). BTU's East Asian Student Associaton will show you how to fold a piece of paper into a work of art.Did you know that the BTU can also finance a study exchange in Japan? Information can be found here: https://www.b-tu.de/international/outgoing-exchange/studium-im-ausland
14:40 - 15:30 Motanka doll workshopMotanka - is the Ukrainian word for a doll made only from pieces of cloth fixed and wound with the help of a thread. Montake means as much as winding doll. In Ukraine the doll has a long history and meaning. Traditionally, it was a symbol of fertility of the land, continuity and happiness and well-being of the family. Ukrainian students from BTU will show you how to make your own typical Ukrainian Montanka doll.
15.15 - 15.45 Origami WorkshopEveryone has tried folding a plane, a crane or a flower from a piece of paper. This form of paper folding is called Origami (折り紙) in Japanese, derived from the words for fold (折る) and paper (紙). The East Asian Student Associaton of the BTU shows you how to fold a piece of paper into a work of art . Did you know that the BTU can also finance a study exchange in Japan? You can find more information here: www.b-tu.de/international/outgoing-exchange/studium-im-ausland
15:30 - 16:30Warli Tribal Art WorkshopWarli is one of the oldest forms of Indian folk art and originated in the Warli region of Maharashtra. This form of tribal art mainly uses geometric shapes such as circles, triangles and squares to form numerous shapes that represent the life and beliefs of the Warli tribe. In the past, Warli art was displayed on the walls for special occasions. Come by and learn this particularly folk Indian art. Did you know that through the BTU you can also finance a study exchange in India? Info can be found here: https://www.b-tu.de/international/outgoing-exchange/studium-im-ausland
16.00 - 16.30 Cameroonian HairstyleLearn about the importance of African hairstyles and, if you like, get a typical Cameroonian hairstyle yourself.
17.00 - 17.30Petrikivskiy Rospys Workshop Petrikivskiy painting is an original style of decorative painting in Ukraine and is even listed as an intangible cultural heritage. Try your hand at an artistic drawing of flora and fauna in this traditional style - your Ukrainian fellow students will show you how it's done!
5 -- Active around the world -- 10.00 - 17.30 -- Sports hall
10.00- 11.00 Yoga WorkshopThe discipline originated in India over 2000 years ago. The word itself roughly translated means "unity, harmony". According to Indian tradition, yoga is not primarily about the physical aspect, but rather about diving into one's own mind and grasping, understanding, and expanding it.Why not kick off the International Festival with this yoga session, led by BTU student Shahar. Mats will be available, loose clothing is recommended. Did you know that BTU has several partner universities in India and may be able to fund an exchange semester for you?
14.00- 14.45 Bachata WorkshopBachata is a dance from the Dominican Republic. It originated there in the 1960's and developed from a form of the Cuban Bolero. Today Bachata is one of the most popular dances from the Latin American region, which has also rapidly gained popularity in Germany in recent years.Ronny will teach you the first important steps with which you can make an impression at the next campus party. Did you know that as a BTU student you have many opportunities to do an exchange in South America or Spain? You can find more information here.
15.40 - 16.40 Ukrainian Dance WorkshopUkrainian students from the BTU will show you some typical steps of Ukrainian dance.
16:40 - 17.20 Aikido WorkshopAikido comes from the Japanese language and is a self-defense art that places as much importance on the integrity of the attacker as it does on the integrity of the defender. The 3 syllables in the term "Aikido" give a little insight behind the scenes: Ai = "to fit, to bring together, to unite (harmony)", Ki = "spirit, (life) energy" (the term is related but not the same as Chinese Chi), Do = "way, path, Tao". Juan, research assistant at BTU, will introduce me to the art of defense. Comfortable clothing is recommended, mats will be provided.
6 -- Go Abroad! Discover yourself! -- 11.00 - 14.30 -- Interim cafeteria

How much does a semester abroad cost? How much funding is available from the BTU? Will my courses be recognized? ....Come into contact with BTU students who have already spent a semester abroad during their studies and want to share their experiences with you. Plus, you can take a picture of yourself in the country of your choice right now - How? You'll find out when you stop by our Infopoint in the Mensa.

7 -- CoLab
11.00 - 11.30 Guided tour and give-awayDuring a short guided tour, the CoLab, the hands-on workshop on campus, will introduce itself and you can pick up a little something, in line with the International Festival.On your next visit there, you can learn 3D printing, milling and much more yourself!
14:00 - 14:30 Guided tour and giveawayDuring a short guided tour, the CoLab, the hands-on workshop on campus, will introduce itself and you can pick up a little something to go along with the Internationales Festival.
8 -- Boule on Campus Alley -- 12:00- 3:00 p.m.

Try your hand at this French board game with the typical balls that you have to throw precisely to win!

Did you know that you can learn French at BTU? Find the current program of the Language Center here. You can plan a stay abroad in France with the International Relations Office. You can find more information here.

from 9 pm aftershow party at Club Bebel

Club Bebel, just opposite the IKMZ, invites us to dance together at the end of the International Festival. DJ SAHARA KALAHARI will make the music and we are looking forward to you! Admission is free, donations are welcome.

Kontakt

International Relations Office

Christin Thoma
Project Coordinator EUN - National Initiative
Central Campus Cottbus
Main Building, Room 4.01
T +49 (0)355 69 2937
christin.thoma(at)b-tu.de