Four years ago, I learnt about the CIC from friends. My introduction to the CIC was the Dragon Boat Cup organized by the Ruderverein Villach (Villach Rowing Club): It is a very nice event because you have to demonstrate team spirit in order to achieve a common goal, but there is also a lot of fun. Speaking of the CIC concepts, I particularly like the Cross Culture Talks and the regular Get Together, but, above all, I am super interested in networking, in getting to know about different cultures and mentalities. For this, the CIC is the ideal platform.
My first links to Villach reach further back in time. I was still a student at the University of Hannover, when I got the chance to do an internship at Infineon Technologies Austria AG. Who knows whether I would have written my diploma thesis in Villach, had the experiences gained in an international student hostel during my internship not been so positive? Or whether I would have started to work at the site in Villach (since 1 Nov. 2015 Intel)? That was 6 years ago. I was able to integrate relatively quickly. Perhaps it was just easier for me, because I speak German.
 For several years now, the Ruderverein Villach has organized this team event at Lake Ossiach. Companies and clubs recruit boat crews, which then have three weeks to practice together ahead of the Dragon Boat Cup event.