Study abroad in Corona time: Virtual evening of cooking and sightseeing on Webcam

Switch to students from abroad at a German University, you will have an exciting time. It was for a Semester or for the whole Master, it is never just about stu

Study abroad in Corona time: Virtual evening of cooking and sightseeing on Webcam

Switch to students from abroad at a German University, you will have an exciting time. It was for a Semester or for the whole Master, it is never just about studying alone. With peers through the nights, the culture, spontaneously, by the half of the country, such experiences are, for many at least as important as language courses and Lectures.

A semester abroad at the universities in the Rhine-Main area as this summer, would have been able to imagine at the beginning of the year, probably no one. Most of the foreign students returned due to Corona in their countries of origin and participated, as far as possible, at the Online offer. Many moved their residence or broke him.

In the winter semester should be studied in Gießen, Mainz, Frankfurt and Darmstadt continues to be mainly digital. Foreign students are thus faced with the question of how you want your Germany to stay in shape. You need to be prepared in advance with forged plan. Language courses, parties and trips away, the Laptop is in the morning, and the foreign country on the Webcam to know. The universities try to allow at least a part of the experience they offer their guests usually.

At the University of Giessen begins in the winter semester, for the first time the "Virtual International programs" (VIP). Students of the destinations can choose between around 60 events for the newly established Online course offerings.

the program in the pilot phase

The program is especially aimed at exchange students who do not intend to make your statements here. The "going abroad" can thus be in the home completed. "Almost all are in the pilot phase," says Julia Volz, Director of the international office of the University. Laboratory subjects such as chemistry or biology would not yet participate in the program, the first interviews were in progress. "In the summer semester lecturers have established their own teaching cooperatively with the destinations, for example through guest lectures." By the completion of the virtual semester, the students acquire credits, you can submit your Heimatunis. Specially for the VIP would have been advertised so far, about 30 students, says Volz.

Updated Date: 12 August 2020, 07:20

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