Orientation Services

Get to know your future home, its people and its culture

Located in the heart of Europe, Carinthia is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The uniqueness of the landscape offers pleasure, relaxation and inspiration so that career and family can be reconciled extremely well. Its high-tech industries attract highly qualified personnel from all over the world and its state-of-the-art healthcare system and a family-friendly infrastructure contribute to a high quality of life. Work-life balance is a reality because when it comes to health, education, leisure, transport and public services, Carinthia really does have it all.

Full-Service Orientation Package

Our Orientation packages are tailor made and customized to the needs of the individual or family and usually include the following:

  • multilingual support, taking into account the individuals’ mother tongue
  • Pick-up service from hotel/apartment 
  • One-day orientation trip – getting a glimpse of Carinthia
  • Welcome talk at the CIC offices in Villach or Klagenfurt and receipt of initial information about living and working in Carinthia
  • Lunch with CIC consultants and CIC members
  • Where appropriate: visits to the IDC (international nursery school), ISC (International School) or a visit to state nursery schools/kindergarten


Our Tours of the Region

Tour 1 - Lakes & Mountains

Villach is the second largest city in Carinthia with over 60,000 inhabitants. The town’s narrow streets, culinary delights and the deep green of the river Drau combine to inspire a southern Mediterranean way of life. The Italian border is within easy reach and the crystal-clear lakes around Villach are breathtaking. The nearby town of Velden on the beautiful Wörthersee lake is a captivating and exclusive resort and is also the location of the International School Carinthia. Together with our CIC consultants you will have lunch either in the city or on one of the lakes and finish the day with a short hike in the mountains, where you will meet locals and sample typical local cuisine.



Lake Ossiach with mountains


Tour 2 – Klagenfurt & Surroundings

As the capital of Carinthia, Klagenfurt combines city chic with a history moulded from three cultures: Carinthian, Italian and Slovenian. A stroll through the old town reveals wide squares and colourful markets and culinary highlights blend the best from all three cultures. Together with CIC consultants you will enjoy lunch either at the market or in a restaurant sampling typical Carinthian cuisine. Afterwards a boat tour on the Wörthersee lake or walk/cycling through parts of the Karawanken mountain range will connect you with the pristine nature and locals.



Tour 3 – Alps-Adriatic Region


South of Villach, Austria, Slovenia and Italy meet at a triangular point 1,500 m above sea level called “Dreiländereck”. Just over the Italian border, 70 km from Klagenfurt and 30 km from Villach, lies the small town of Tarvisio. It has a lively shopping centre and market and the lifts to the Monte Lussari ski area leave from the centre. In Kranjska Gora, Slovenia mountain biking and walking offer pristine natural beauty while in the winter the ski resort is the best-known in the country. Just ask us for a tailormade tour and one of our consultants will be happy to get in touch with you.

The wayside shrine of Dreiländereck with hikers