What is „Adopt-a-student“?
Adopting a student, what does that mean? I guess everyone has asked this question before joining the sponsorship program at the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen. “Adopting” is a term that we tend to associate with children or even animals, who need our help. But don’t students also need help? Imagine you have the opportunity to go to a completely foreign country for half a year or even a whole year, to get to know the culture of this country, to taste foreign food and to learn the local language. This is not easy when you are alone. The exchange students at the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen (maybe you?) are experiencing exactly this adventure and I am sure that they would not object to a little help.
Every year about 300 exchange students from all over the world come to Bremen to study for one or two semesters. The “Adopt-a-student” program at the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen is designed to help exchange students learn more about this foreign country. It promotes the cultural exchange between the sponsors and the students. The guest students should get an insight into the everyday life in Germany. How do the Germans live? What do the Germans eat? What do the Germans do in their spare time? There are so many questions that our foreign students want to ask. The sponsors should also take some advantages. I am sure that their questions will be answered too and that they can learn a lot.