Three pupils from Ecuador are taking advantage of their stay in Germany to gain insights into the opportunities for studying at the Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences.
The three pupils from Year 11 of the German School in Guayaquil, Alejandro Serrano, Christian Schmidt and Adriana Andrade (at the front from the left in the photo), are currently taking part in a two-month company internship in Germany together with their classmates.
German is a compulsory subject at their school. Accordingly, they also have the opportunity to take their German Abitur (roughly equivalent to British A-levels) along with their national secondary school-leaving examination. It is thus only natural to consider studying in Germany.
The contact with our University was established by Carlos Serrano, Alejandro’s elder brother, who is currently studying Business Administration on our Rheinbach campus. During their visit to our University, the pupils were accompanied by Carlos Serrano and his fellow student Martha Jimenez, a graduate from a German School in Columbia. Jimenez reported on five Columbian fellow students who also attended the German School in their home country and who are currently completing their degree courses within the standard course length.
The pupils were supervised by Ulrike Lubecki (Central Study Guidance service) as well as Ute Schriefers-Jung and Dr Roland Weiß (International Office). On the Rheinbach campus, Professor Dr Jürgen Bode and research associate Anne Schaefer were responsible for providing the teenagers with further information. It is certainly possible that the pupils will return to our University as students next year as they do not want to study in Ecuador on any account.