“A real experience,” is how Sean English describes his time in Germany, after returning from a Study Abroad exchange to Hochschule Ulm. “The papers offered at Hochschule Ulm were really informative … but the opportunity to participate in daily life in Germany was amazing.”
Sean found Ulm incredibly accessible compared to Dunedin – whether for transport links to and from the city, or travelling within the city itself. “Ulm has great rail links to other parts of Germany and Europe, and three International Airports nearby,” he says, “but I really enjoyed how easy it was to travel around the city – by bus/tram, bike, or on foot.”
Hochschule Ulm offers two International Engineering courses: Electrical and Computer Engineering. Sean originally enrolled for the Electrical programme, but was impressed how easy it was to change the papers and classes he wanted to attend. He highly recommends the Advanced project the institution offers, for the opportunity to be involved in, or learn something that students may not be able to in New Zealand.
Now back in Dunedin, Sean has returned to study at Otago Polytechnic, but still gets nostalgic for his time in Germany. “Being able to study abroad for a semester is a real experience, and a worthwhile opportunity.”