This year's orientation week at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies will take place on the following dates:
Bachelor: Monday and Tuesday, October 11th & 12th, 2021
Master: Wednesday and Thursday, October 13th & 14th, 2021
Newly enrolled students can just attend the orientation days without prior registration or notification.
Welcome to the John-F.-Kennedy Institute!
It is highly recommended that first semester students attend both days of the orientation. It is designed as an in-person event at the JFK Insitute. The 3G-regulation (fully vaccinated, recovered, or tested) applies to all participants. We will try to provide a live stream for students who cannot attend the event in-person. However, this might come with restrictions in content and can at this point not be guaranteed.
The preliminary schedules can be found here for the Bachelor program and here for the Master program. Some small changes might still be made, which would also be published here.
Newly enrolled students will receive an official invitation via email.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the student advisement office.
Join the event digitally via WebEx!
Simply click on the link and join the video-conference at the beginning of the event each day from 9:45am onwards! The program starts at 10am, so no worries. You may have gotten an invitation to the event via your student eMail Account as well. ;-)Bachelor Program(s) Orientation - Mo., 11. & Tu., 12. Oct., 10am - 2pm:
https://fu-berlin.webex.com/fu-berlin-en/j.php?MTID=m66236e66486175876f5d40d0221ac1e3 Master Program Orientation - Wed., 13. & Thu., 14. Oct., 10am - 2pm:
IMPORTANT for students in the BA program "North American Studies":
As BA students you have to take a mandatory language course called “Oral and Writing Skills A”. Unfortunately, this course has an earlier registration deadline (Monday, 11. October, 12 noon) and a different registration mechanism than your other courses, hence we advise you to already sign up to this course before the orientation even begins.
You may find the available options here and the special registration process here (ger/eng).
If you are struggling with how to fill out the form correctly, check out this cheat-sheet here!