Uni-Tübingen

Alumni Voices

Why to participate in the IES Program?

Our IES Ambassadors are former IES participants and happy to answer your questions. They have already been to Tübingen and therfore know what it is like to prepare the trip, how visa application works and what else to keep in mind.

Also, they can tell you firsthand what they experienced and learned during previous programs and what they academically and personally got out of it.

Just click on the country you are interested in and write them an email.

Australia

University of Queensland
Conor

Conor

University of Queensland

My time in Tübingen was characterised by a steady growth of appreciation for the processes of the European Union. The opportunity to examine how a variety of diverse nations and people have come together despite their historical and cultural differences was truly exceptional. Having completed the program, I now feel more confident that countries will solve their challenges if they remain committed to diversity and mutual respect.

Whilst all aspects of the program were thoroughly enjoyable, a core benefit was the opportunity to have a German ‘Buddy’. Exploring a foreign country can be daunting but it’s made so much better if you have a local to show you around. My ‘buddy’ was absolutely brilliant and definitely made my time in Germany better. Indeed, I’ve maintained contact with her and hope to catch up.

Beyond academic benefits, the opportunity to meet individuals from a range of cultural backgrounds was grand. By the conclusion of the program, I felt that I had made firm friends and exploring Europe with them is an experience that I will always remember fondly. I strongly encourage other students to apply for the program knowing that they will meet exceptional and interesting people. In my view, students with an appreciate for German or European history will particularly enjoy the program.

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University of Western Australia
Genevieve

Genevieve

University of Western Australia

Studying in Tübingen has been, by far, my favourite university experience. I made lifelong friends during the IES winter school 2020 program and also immensely enjoyed staying with my host family and the culturally immersive experiences the program offers. The IES winter school is an opportunity to be really immersed in German culture particularly through the buddy program, much more than a Contiki tour! I also enjoyed the academic part of the program. The lecturers are engaging and value discussion. The study trips to the European Parliament and Bundestag in Berlin also add to the learning experience. I would recommend this program to everyone who wants to travel whilst studying and have a really immersive travel experience.

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University of Western Australia
Jessica

Jessica

University of Western Australia

Participating in the IES Winter Program 2016 was the perfect opportunity to study and travel abroad while gaining credit at my home university. I finished the program with a better understanding of German culture, friendships with the other participants and great memories of the educational and recreational trips included in the program. I think the program is great for first-time abroad students because the IES Team provides you with all of the support you need.

I am happy to answer any questions you may have!

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University of Western Australia
Georgina

Georgina

University of Western Australia
I had an amazing time during the IES winter program in 2017. I learnt so much, the lecturers were great, and there were plenty of fun study tours. Most of all I cherish the memories of all the fun times I had with all my new friends - it was probably the best month of my life!
I am happy to answer all your questions!

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Armenia

University of Tartu (Estonia)
Meline

Meline

University of Tartu

The summer program filled the gaps I had in the sphere of European and International studies, hence motivating me to go further with the topic. Moreover, the course included huge information on every sphere of European Union: politics, economy, history, diverse culture and of course the language course of one of the EU's essential languages: German. 
I would recommend this to everyone who is interested in the European Union and International studies in general because the program almost perfectly captures the main aspects of it and gives the students the necessary theoretical skills to continue their path towards following the values of European Union and not only. 
The whole program met my expectations, though, most of all, I like the trips to EU institutions and Bundestag, where we had the chance to meet a member of the German "Green party", Khris Kuhn and discuss interesting issues regarding the life and job of a parliamentarian. 
Hopefully, I can join the program one more time in the future.

Մեծ ուրախությամբ կպատասխանեմ յուրաքանչյուր հարցի!

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Yerevan State Linguistic University
Ani

Ani

Yerevan State Linguistic University

The one-month IES Winter Program at the University of Tubingen gave me the necessary foundation of the evolution of European Integration:  how the EU is underpinned by historical, political, legal and economic pillars, and the basic functioning of the EU Institutions which became even more comprehensive during the trip to Strasbourg. During the program, I made lifelong friendships across the world and immersed myself in different cultures, including German culture and language.

I would recommend this program to those who are eager to learn how the EU functions, to study German language, to live German culture in a pretty medieval city of Tubingen, to meet and make a lot of friends from across the world. 

Underpinning all of this, I am really happy to have been part of this one-month program, since it encouraged me to pursue an MA degree in EU Politics at the College of Europe in Bruges, by teaching me the fundamental aspects of the EU politics and good knowledge of German language which I thankfully use almost every day in my studies.

Ուրախ եմ պատասխանել ձեր հարցերին!

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Brazil

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
Cecília

Cecília

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul

Personally, I took a lot of personal growth, by learning how to interact with a lot of different people and how to manage time, studying and entertainment. The IES program, for me, was one of the best experiences I’ve had abroad.

I would recommend the IES Courses to anyone who has interest in getting to know this big great world out there and wants to do something about their vacation. When you get to know people, exchange experiences and have such qualified classes, one grows not only personally, but also professionally.

More than an intercultural experience, for me I think the most important aspect of my experience in the program was to become aware of what education and, actually, what an academic profile really looks like in Europe and, specifically, in Germany. Ultimately, I liked the IES program, because it provided for a great range of interculturality with unique experiences, such as getting to know the European Parliament and the Bundestag.

 Ficarei feliz em responder sua pergunta!

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China

University of Hong Kong
Xiao

Xiao

University of Hong Kong

The program provided me great insight into European politics and society. As a student of European studies, I gained concrete, first-hand knowledge of Europe, particularly Germany. The program is a great combination of academic coursework and field trips. I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in Europe, whether they'd like to study, work, or travel in Europe, or would like to learn more about Europe. The buddy program is also a highlight, as it gave me an opportunity to communicate with my German peers and learn more about German culture.

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Guandong University of Foreign Studies
Killian

Killian

Guandong University of Foreign Studies

The IES program, namely International European Studies, is a highly-recommended summer program which is characterized by European politics, economy, culture, human rights and legal traditions. This program will provide you with inter-cultural workshops, excellent classes, amazing study trips and leisure activities that you will never forget. After this program, I have learned much knowledge covering various areas, honed my ability to think independently, practiced oral English, actively engaged in workshops and made friends from different backgrounds. If you want to experience an amazing exotic life, this program would be a perfect match. No matter who you are, no matter where you are from, no matter what your major is, IES can be your top choice if you ready to explore Germany and Tübingen. Trust me, IES is definitely on the top of my list when it comes to foreign experience. I have to say that all classes, experience, study trips, professors and IES team are beyond my expectations. I would greatly recommend this program to you guys.

I will be back to see you – IES, Tübingen and Germany. I am really into you.

期待你的加入,期待你的提问。

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Jilin University
Michell

Michell

Jilin University

Summer School II (2019) is the best course I have ever attended!

The arrangements of the courses and the study trips are reasonable, and the details of life and study are carefully considered and planned. Even every week there will be new surprises. It is the best memories to explore the politics and culture of the EU with students from all over the world!

我非常愿意解答你提出的所有问题 !

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Northwest University
Shuya

Shuya

Northwest University

The Summer School helped me to get a basic understanding of German culture and language in a short time. Contacting with people from different countries made me jump out of my comfort zone of communication and study.
In addition, I myself have a strong passion for studying in Germany and I met a lot of people around me who already shared the same ideas in German classes!

I would recommend this program to those who are willing to make friends during the holidays and who are keen on exploring the beauty behind different cultures and views.
To tell you the truth, in this program, I met a lot of friends (including really nice teachers) who I will not forget the rest of my life!

期待你的加入,期待你的提问

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Egypt

Ain Shams University
Carol

Carol

Ain Shams University

The IES program is a very enriching experience for anyone who would love to experience life abroad and immerse oneself in the German cuture. What I especially enjoyed about the program that although classes and workshops were pretty diverse and intense I was never pressured and was always enjoying my time and we had a lot of free time to travel and enjoy Germany. Everyone at the IES program is helpful and supportive whether admins or instructors. A great opportunity and definitely a very exciting one.

سأكون سعيدة بالاجابة على جميع اسئلتكم

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Europe

Université de Genève
Cristina

Cristina

Université de Genève

IES is the perfect program for anyone willing to learn about Europe, and the German culture and language. Even if you are European, you will learn a lot, not only from the professors but also from the other participants. Do not hesitate and apply!

¡Estaré encantada de responder a tus preguntas!

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Maastricht University
David

David

Maastricht University

I have tremendously enjoyed the IES summer school. I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn more about Europe, Germany and different cultures while having an amazing few weeks in one of the most beautiful cities in Germany.

Ik beantwoord graag alle vragen die je nog hebt!

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India

University of Delhi
Sahib

Sahib

University of Delhi

The IES program is very interesting and provided me a great international exposure through visit to various cities within Germany including a visit to Strasbourg, France. This course is tailor made for the students who would like to have a fine knowledge of European Union. I like my time at IES because it gave me a idea of the Culture and tradition of Germany. With the unique buddy program it is more than just amazing. My German buddy was very helpful and we are still in contact. The memories and friends that I made at IES are the ones that I’ll cherish lifelong.   

मुझे आपके सवालो के जवाब देने में खुशी होग़ी!

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Symbiosis International University
Saptarko

Saptarko

Symbiosis International University

The IES Summer Program II (SP II) at the University of Tübingen was one of my best experiences till date. From learning about the EU, Law, Business etc. to making friends from all over the world, the SP II has not only helped me enrich my knowledge on various subjects, but it has also facilitated my personal growth while being exposed to numerous cultures. The teachers were excellent and the IES staff was very helpful. I strongly recommend everyone to attend the SP II, as it will assuredly give you a taste of globalization in an exuberant fashion.

मैं आपके सवालों के जवाब देने में खुश हूं

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Japan

Doshisha University
Hikaru

Hikaru

Doshisha University

I learned bunch of things from this program; mutual understanding skills, knowledge about EU. I totally recommend you to participate this.
Looking forward to hearing from you!

いつでもご連絡ください

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South Korea

Korea University
Ottilia

Ottilia

Korea University

I learned so much through the IES program, but I find the best thing to be the chance to become friends with so many great people from all over the world. I met EmmaRae and Maddy in Tuebingen in summer 2016, but here we are in North Carolina (their home state) in March 2018!

If you’re interested in European Studies, and would like to make some lasting memories, this is the program for you.

궁금하신 점이 있다면 언제든지 물어보세요!

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USA

Tufts University
Oliver

Oliver

Tufts University

Studying abroad at the University of Tübingen has been by far the most insightful and memorable academic and personal experiences I have had the opportunity to be a part of. The cultural immersion, international political awareness, and connections created have become part of my repertoire in my field of study—International Relations. I recommend this program to anyone who has the means to do it; this study abroad experience truly changed the way I see the world and how I choose to navigate it. 

¡Estoy dispuesto a responder cualquier pregunta acerca del programa! 

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Tufts University
Joslin

Joslin

Tufts University

My time at the IES program has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my academic career.  I would recommend it to any student willing to expand their minds and grow from the other individuals who take part in the program - I myself was able to leave with new friends and a better understanding of several cultures. The academic courses, the sights of Germany, and the people I met were all beyond amazing! 

I am happy to answer any questions you may have about the program!

¡Estoy dispuesta a responder cualquier pregunta acerca del programa!

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