Eat. Beach. Teach. Repeat.

In this year's International Project Week, the exchange between different cultures among foreign guest lecturers, university members and students from the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer was on the agenda and included some highlights in addition to the lectures and the diversified social program. Pleasantly and unexpectedly many participants from different nations like Spain, Poland, Finland and France invited to active discussions about exciting topics and projects in their lectures.

The project week began with the “Welcome Dinner” on Monday evening in the  cosy atmosphere of the restaurant Mojito with delicious burgers and cocktails. On Tuesday evening, our guest lecturers had the opportunity to get to know each other better at the Formal Dinner at the port to exchange concepts and to get new ideas. Moreover, university members and foreign lecturers got the chance to prepare jointly for their forthcoming projects in this framework.

Between the enlightening projects and the manifold program dates, international guests had the possibility to explore Emden on their own, take a walk around the Delft or visit the Kunsthalle and the Landesmuseum.

The highlight of the international project week took place on Wednesday on the East Frisian island of Norderney. In order to emphasize the economic aspect of the department of business studies during the international project week, an interesting tour with the shipping company Frisia was organized. In addition to the presentation of the shipping company Frisia with insights into the sequence of various typical tasks, the visit continued on the ferry. The possibility to get up on the bridge and gain a deeper understanding of the tasks of the captain was another enriching attraction of the international event.

At arrival in Norderney, the program straightly continued with an English guided tour through the Norderneyer brewery including a local beer tasting in a good mood. In the afternoon, the guest lecturers got time to explore the island on their own and to buy some typical East Frisian souvenirs.

In this year, as well as in the previous years, the international project week was a complete success with many beautiful moments. The students have broadened their intercultural horizon through upcoming lectures and introduced the foreign Frisian mentality to foreign guest lecturers. We are looking forward to the International Project Week 2019!