Prior to the beginning of classes each semester, the International Center organises an orientation week for foreign exchange students to familiarize them with the university and life in Flensburg and Germany. The focus of orientation is not only to inform but provide intercultural awareness/intercultural training  and integrate the students. There will be a tour of Flensburg and a daytrip as well as a welcome evening in town.

There is also an academic orientation for all new students in the fall semester.