Innsbruck

Hello, everybody!

Welcome to the website  of Innsbruck Goes International, the organisation of an European psychology exchange. We are looking forward to meet you all from May 4th to May 11th, 2018!

Take part!

Idea

We are a group of students from the Department of Psychology in Innsbruck who are organizing an Exchange Week.
Our idea is to invite psychology students from different countries. Each country can send up to 5 participants. In total there will be around 35 international guests who will be staying with other psychology students in Innsbruck.
Based on our experience, we will offer you a program wich will contain different activities such as guest lectures, city tours, hiking trips or other day trips. The social and interactive aspects of our program are the welcome dinner, the personal exchange with local students, the development of a social network, and further great activities.

Concept

The international exchange week of psychology at the Leopold-Franzens-University of Innsbruck will take place from May 4th to May 11th, 2018 for the 11th time. Within this project psychology students from different universities will be invited to Innsbruck to get to know the Tyrolean culture, the city of Innsbruck and our academic life. The aim is to create an intercultural, social and professional exchange between psychology students. The exchange program is organized by students of the University of Innsbruck in cooperation with the Council of Psychology. In the past aprox. 35 students from several European universities took part in this project and this year we would like to invite the same number of students to come to Innsbruck. Our international guests will be hosted free of charge by psychology students, who will also be invited to take part in the programme. The participation fee for each student is 95 euros.
It is very important to us to enable students without the financial means to enjoy this week-long trip to Innsbruck, too.

Innsbruck

Innsbruck, also known as the capital of the Alps, is located directly at the foot of the mountains. With its 30.000 students, who come here from all over Europe and make a fifth of the town's population, Innsbruck is a young city shaped by university, mountain sports, art, and nightlife. Discover the unique combination of a historic old town, modern architecture, mountains, and nature. The city and its mountains invite you to an unforgettable stay and offer endless activities such as rock climbing, hiking, rafting, workshops, a first-hand experience of the Tyrolean culture, and much more.
The thriving student life can be found everywhere around town: Next to the various faculties, which are spread over the whole city, Innsbruck has many student initiatives, locations for performing arts, pubs, and clubs. Many of these are located in the legendary ‚Bögen‘, a railroad viaduct where each arch is occupied by a club, a bar, or a gallery. Directly in the heart of the city, reached by foot in only five minutes, there is a cable car that takes you up to the top of the Nordkette – to 2250m.
Innsbruck is waiting for you!


Team

Juli

  • Age: 23 years old
  • Master's degree program (4th Term)
  • „IGI is magic.“ – Albus Dumbledore

Daniel

  • 5 years old
  • Bachelor's degree program (5th Term)
  • „A monkey that eats grass instead of banana is a goat“ – African Proverb

Kathi

  •  22 years old
  • Bachelor's degree program (5th Term)
  • „I haven‘t been everywhere, but it‘s on my list. “ - Susan Sonntag

Benny

  • 21 years old
  • Bachelor's degree program (5th Term)
  • „Perfection and Power are overrated.“ - Tyrion Lannister

Moritz

  • Age: 24 years old
  • Master's degree program (1th Term)
  • „...like the philosopher Jagger once said, 'You can't always get what you want.'“ – Gregory House, MD

Annika

  • Age: 22 years old
  • Bachelor's degree program (5th Term)
  • „Daniel is the best IGI-member.“ 

Stefan

  • Age: old with a beard, young without
  • Bachelor's degree program (5th Term)
  • „I would rather suffer with coffee than be senseless.“ - Napoleon Bonaparte

Lisa

  • Age: 23 years old
  • Master's degree program (3th Term)
  • „Do more of what makes you happy!“

Lucia

  • Age: 24 years old
  • Master's degree program (1th Term)
  • „Not all those who wander are lost.“ - J.R.R. Tolkien

Christin

  • Age: 21 years old
  • Bachelor's degree program (3th Term)
  • „Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.“ - Maraget Lee Runbeck

Benedikt

  • 27 years old
  • Masters's degree program (4th Term)
  • „We gonna rock down to Electric Avenue. And then we'll take it higher“ – Eddy Grant

Simon

  • 26 years old
  • Masters's degree program (4th Term)
  • „Knight in shining armor“ - Me

Program

  • Friday
  • 19:30-23:00 Welcome Dinner [Uni, Mehrzweckraum (GEIWI)]
  • Saturday
  • 12:00-16:00 Happy Psychology Day [Uni, Mehrzweckraum (GEIWI)]
  • 18.30-open end Running Dinner - You are going to eat 3 differten courses at 3 different places [Maria-Theresien-Straße, Rathausgalerien]
  • Sunday
  • 10:30-14:00 White sausage Breakfast [SOWI, Main entrance]
  • 15:45-18:00 City Tour [Goldenes Dachl]
  • Monday
  • 09.00-16:00 Action Day - Climbing high rope course [SoWi] 
  • 19.30-open end Pub Quiz [Café Weli,Bögen]
  • Tuesday
  • 10:00-15:00 Hiking [Hungerburg - viewing platform]in case of bad weather--> check facebook
  • Wednesday
  • 11:30-16.00 Psychology and Beyond - Lectures[SOWI, Main entrance]
  • 22.00-open end Exchange Party 
  • Thursday
  • 12:45-15:00 Lectures 
  • 17:20-open end Farewell Dinner [Main station]
  • Friday
  • Day Departure

Take part!

Become a guest!

Did you fill in all fields?

We invite all foreign psychology students to be our guest & spend a fabulous week in Innsbruck with us! So if we have sparked your interest to be a part of Innsbruck Goes International 2018, apply to our exchange program by filling in this guest participation form. Afterwards we will send you an Email with all related information.

Become a host!

Did you fill in all fields?

We are also looking for ambitious psychology students in Innsbruck who are passionate about introducing our guests to the culture & student life of Innsbruck and are willing to host one (or more) guests during the period of the exchange week. Of course you are also invited to take part in all the activities of our program.


FAQs

What is included in the 95€?
Included are a welcome dinner, psychological lectures and workshops, cultural activities such as city-tours and hiking, high rope garden, exchange party, white sausage breakfast, big farewell dinner, and many other activities.
What is not included in the 95€?
Not included is the transport from your hometown to Innsbruck. It would be too complicated for us to organize and book the flights of each exchange student, so everyone has to take care of this part themselves.
How much money do I have to bring?
You have to bring enough money for food, nightlife in Innsbruck, and public transfer.
How can I pay the 95€?
After you applied, you can transfer the money to a bank account we send you via mail. You also have the possibility to send us the money via PayPal. Please note that this option requests an extra fee of 3.15 Euro (total: 93.15 Euro):
If I pay via PayPal, why do I have to pay 98.15€?
Because the services of PayPal requires a fee of 3.15€
Where will I stay in Innsbruck?
Part of the program and the exchange is that you will stay with a host. That means, that local psychology students will offer you a place to sleep for free during the week. In exchange, they can take part in the whole program as well. It would be nice if you brought a little present for your host.
When will I know where exactly I will be staying?
We will tell you the details after the deadline; and after we’ve got the same amount of participants and hosts, we will match you with your perfect host. Then you will get an email with your host’s contact information, so that you can get in contact with your host.
What happens after I’ve got the contact information of my host?
You will start getting in touch with each other. Your host will give you his/her address and you can arrange how you get to his/her place.
What clothes do I need to bring to Innsbruck?
It would be smart to check the weather forecast before you come to Innsbruck, but it should be warm during that part oft he year. Since we go hiking and to a high rope garden, also bring sport clothes and strong boots. It would be nice if you could bring traditional liveries for the white sausage breakfast. In Innsbruck you can enter clubs in almost every outfit.
What do I have to bring besides clothes?
Bring, if possible, some traditional food from your Country for the Welcome Dinner. Every guest and host will prepare something for the buffet.
What is important to know before coming to Innsbruck?
You have to be aware of the fact, that in austria you have to carry your ID with you by law. A good Idea although would be to prepare a health insurance document for abroad.