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Study Trips & Events
 

CGSP "Kegelabend"

Students from the US, Japan, Canada, Russia, Brazil, Italy and Bulgaria jointly attempted to master the German style of Bowling. Along with some snacks and great chats we enjoyed a very fun evening!

 

Excursion to Brussels - register now!

We have completed the preparations for this semesters´ excursion to Brussels and are happy to have a guided tour of the European Parliament on the agenda!

Our excursion to Brussels will take place on 16 January 2020. 

 

Tour of the Deutsche Welle in Bonn

Foto: Benjamin Naujoks
Foto: Benjamin Naujoks

Students enjoyed a view behind the scenes of the German radio station "Deutsche Welle" in Bonn. 

 

Visit at the Synagogue of Cologne

Students of the course "Back to the Future. The 1970´s - When Globalization Hit Europe" had the chance to visit the Synagogue of Cologne and learn about its past and present. 

 

“Introduction to European Development, Policy, Discourse, and Practice” - Excursion to Bonn

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What better way to study for the upcoming exams than to experience that which you’ve learned hands on? This is exactly what students of Mr. Haas’ “Introduction to European Development, Policy, Discourse, and Practice” course were invited to do on Monday in an engaging and delightful class excursion to Bonn.

The morning was spent touring the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, a cabinet-level ministry encouraging economic development within Germany and in other countries through international cooperation and partnerships. Located in the former German Chancellery, students also enjoyed the opportunity to visit the former cabinet hall, where some of the most important decisions in Germany were made until the late 90s. Afterwards there was a visit to Engagement Global, a non-profit organization that operates as a service for development initiatives. Here students experienced first hand the importance of such initiatives through interactive activities and games. The final stop of the day, the UN campus in Bonn, was also certainly one to remember. After a lecture about current UN ventures in Bonn, students were invited to the 29th floor of the famous “Langer Eugen” UN facility for an expansive view of the entire city. All in all, it was a thought-provoking, insightful, and worthwhile day spent in Germany’s former capital city!
 

Biannual Excursion to Brussels (Summer Semester 2019)

A fun and informative visit to the capital of Europe! The summer 2019 trip to Brussels included a visit to the House of European History, a snack in the city, as well as time to explore, all accompanied by great weather! Here are a few photos to share some impressions from the excursion.

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Christmas get-together 2018

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The course "Intercultural Issues in Academia" at one of the Cologne Christmas Markets

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Excursion to Bonn

Our excursion to Bonn started off with a guided tour of the Haus der Geschichte. As the museum is covering all of Germany´s history from 1945 up to today, it was only possible to scratch on the surface a little bit. Easy to imagine that we could´ve spend hours there for deeper insights. Filled with an introduction to Germany´s youngest history, we caught some fresh air and fall colored inspired views along the Rhine before heading towards the city centre. After passing the University of Bonn,  we were headed for the Haribo store. Haribo, founded back in 1920, is probably worldwide known for its Gummibärchen (gummy bears), a bit less known is the fact that Mr. HAns RIegel from BOnn is their founder. Our tour finished at the Beethoven Memorial on the Marktplatz. The famous German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn in 1770 and lived there until he moved to Vienna, Austria, in 1792. 

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A "Kegelabend" to wrap up the summer term 2018

For the last get-together of the summer term 2018, we decided to organize an evening of "Kegeln". None of the students were familiar with this kind of sport. The easiest way to explain it, is to describe it as a bowling-like game, but the ball has no holes and there are only 9 pins instead of 10. Oh and to make it more challenging, the alley towards the pins is quite narrow. Everyone accepted the challenge and we had a great evening with tons of laughs and great chats.

@ all the participants of the summer term 2018: It was great to have you on the program and amazing to meet a group with so much enthusiam and motivation!

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Greetings from Brussels (4th of May 2018)

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Triangle Tower & Brauhaus Impressions

 

CGSP get-together at "Heller´s Brauhaus"

Joining cultures – outside the classroom!

Mexico, Germany, Japan, Brazil, China and the USA chatting it up at Heller´s Brauhaus!

Our table must´ve been one of the loudest among the pub as all conversations were accompanied with many laughs creating a fun atmosphere throughout the evening. Sharing experiences from stays abroad, on everyones first weeks in Cologne and on different foreign customs everyone has made his/her encounters with. If it hadn´t been for early classes the next morning, chats easily could´ve lastest a few hours more. 

 

   

 

 

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