The Vallendar Integration Program (VIP) is a WHU student initiative that supports the integration of exchange students into the local WHU community. The team consisting of nine members does not only organize several cultural and networking events for the exchange students, but offers all kinds of social support to the exchange students in their new environment.
The overall goal is to familiarize the exchange students with the German culture, WHU students and each other. Therefore, VIP organizes a welcome week at the beginning of every exchange. We offer a campus and Vallendar tour, speed-dating, barbeque, a Koblenz rally and a pubcrawl to introduce the students to the unique culture at WHU. Throughout the semester selected cultural events like a visit to the Octoberfest, carnival or Christmas market are offered by VIP. Moreover, the team organizes the traditional “Tauschie running dinner”, which takes place at least once a semester and provides the exchange students with the opportunity to meet new WHU students, get into their comfort zone and taste homemade local food.
Further exemplary illustrations of our events are provided below.