Networking on all continents – this is how our students experience their study abroad semester. While spending six semesters abroad in the USA, Asia, Africa, Australia or Europe, our students get in touch new cultures. These are the stories of BiTS students who used this amazing possibility to explore the world.
"The parrot was suddenly sitting right in front of my window on a tree. Even though the winter weather does not give you the impression that you are on the other side of the world, this moment was definitely an eye opener." BiTS student Charlotte Dahms spends her semester abroad at Unitec Institute for Technology in Auckland, New Zealand. She gave us an insight of her life “from the end of the world."
Freya Hausmann is a BiTS student from Berlin and spent her semester abroad in Hawaii. Now back in Germany she told us about her experience, her impression and inspiration she took home.
“Time spent away from home, on the other side of the world, will change you and you will start to see the world from a different perspective.” Had somebody told me that half a year ago, I would have thought: “Stop driveling” – but now I know it is true.
I chose to spend my study abroad semester in Buenos Aires because it is an exotic destination. I was fascinated by the possibility to attend a program in English language and at the same time learn Spanish. The courses of the international program emphasized South American culture and economics and their relation to the rest of the world. I was really impressed by the warmth and kindness of the people in Argentina. It did not take long for me to feel home on the other side of the world.
During his time in England, Rafael Wilms was most impressed by the atmosphere within the rooms, halls and corridors of the London School of Economics.
“There are so many myths and stories, so many significant people lived and studied in these buildings” he says with great respect. The University based in the British capital has more than a dozen Nobel Prize winners. That is a eminent glory, that shines above all.“
Carolin Schröer spent the past weeks in Australia. She is a student of Journalism & Business Communication at BiTS and talked to Extra-Tipp am Sonntag about her time Down Under. This is her story.
Born in Viersen, Carolin Schröer is 20 years old and a student at "Business and Information Technology School" (BiTS) in Iserlohn where she is enrolled in the Journalism & Business Communication program. She is currently spending her semester abroad in Melbourne. An article about her experiences in Australia was published in Extra-Tipp titled "Mein Melbourne".
BiTS student Sebastian Babe spends his study abroad semester at the Universiteit/University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. This is his story.
How do you describe something that cannot be described? How do you compare something that cannot be compared? A friend of a friend once said: “It is so similar and still so very different. Every student who arrives at Stellenbosch asks himself: “When has South Africa become a part of Europe?”