9.1.2 The International Club "Orbis Humboldtianus"

Orbis LogoThe "Orbis Humboldtianus" International Club is run by the International Department and organized by Humboldt students for students from abroad. It is a regular meeting point for all German and international students who enjoy meeting people from other countries and cultures.

The Club houses an Infothek (Information Desk), which offers advice on questions concerning life and studies at Humboldt-Universität.

At the beginning of every semester, the International Department organises an orientation event which is designed to make the start of studies easier for international students. Additionally, we strongly recommend participation in orientation sessions held at university faculties, departments and institutes, where specific questions on course programmes will be answered by the academic counselling staff (► 6.4.1).

International Club "Orbis Humboldtianus"
Information Desk | Infothek
University main building
Unter den Linden 6, Room 1068, ground floor
10117 Berlin

Infothek opening hours:
Mo, Tu 10:00 - 14:00
We, Th 12:00 - 16:00
Fr 10:00 - 12:00

The opening hours differ during the lecture-free period.

Phone: (+49 30) 20 93-46 747 (during opening hours)
E-Mail: orbis@hu-berlin.de
Website: hu.berlin/orbis-en

During the semester a programme of interesting and various events is on offer, including historical and cultural field trips and visits to theatres, museums and concerts. The programme can be checked out online or picked up in print at the Infothek.

The club offers help regarding visa issues, supports international students settling into Berlin through mentoring programmes, and connects students all over HU through language partnerships, to name a few. Moreover, the Orbis hosts a regulars' table twice a month in a pub close to the university.

The Orbis offers international students:

Students interested in the programmes should sign up for the newsletter on the Orbis website or join the Orbis facebook group.