We, a group of advanced students of German, took part at a week long stay from 7th to 12th of November 2011 in the German city of Münster. We were accompanied by Mgr. Martina Žáčková, Ing. Šárka Dvořáková a doc. Tomáš Krabec.We left Mladá Boleslav by bus on 7th November and headed to to the Prague - Ruzyně airport, where we took a German Wings plane flying to Cologne and Bonn. The flight was very pleasant, which was something I cannot say about the next two hours’ train ride. We arrived in Münster in the evening and were already awaited by German students with their professor Klaus Kobolt, who took us to the Jugendgästehaus Aasee. We liked the accommodation, the rooms were furnished simply, yet purposefully.
The programme started by a common dinner, where we had the chance to meet the German students. We began Tuesday by an excursion into the Fachhochshule Münster, where we participated in a lecture, had a look at the school’s lecture halls, library and canteen. The afternoon had us split into groups and we started working on our economy topics. Then we went for a city walk through Münster’s historical center and then we tasted some of its nightlife.
On Wednesday, we had an interesting and plan focusing on intercultural differences. For the evening programme, our German friends prepared great dinner, where they dished out German delicatessen.
For the sake of variety, we visited on Thursday morning the Hengst company, manufacturing engine filters both for cars and trucks. We were taken through the factory by the company’s owner himself. We spent the afternoon finishing our presentations.In Friday morning, we presented our already processed economic topics. The afternoon was free, so everyone used their time differently. In evening, we were invited to festive goodbye-dinner and then we went on to a classic German students’ bar.
On Saturday morning, we left for the train station and with one change, we came after some 6 hours to Dresden, where we were already awaited by a bus, which safely took us back to Mladá Boleslav.
A lot of us were scared of this event, but in the end, no-one regretted their participation, as it brought us a lot of new knowledge, experience and contacts. We also broadened our German vocabulary by active conversation and we learnt a lot about a new culture.
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