Videos from former exchange students
Winter Semester 2022/2023
University of Liège and Ghent University, Belgium
University of Tartu, Estland, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, and Università di Foggia, Italy
Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain
Universidad de Guadalajara and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Gokhale Institute of Politics & Economics, Pune, India
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Porto Alegre, Brasil
Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile
Fudan University, Shanghai, China
University of Mississippi, Oxford, USA
National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla, Mexico
Lisbon School of Economics and Management
Testimonials from former exchange students
What do you like about Göttingen?
"We really enjoyed our stay in Göttingen. The city is very charming as are the surroundings, and we can easily go in the nature, which is very enjoyable. Besides, we had the opportunity to visit cities with the student card (Hannover, Kassel, Hamburg, Magdeburg, ...) but also other cities outside Lower-Saxony (Cologne, Berlin, Dresden)."
How did you like the University life in the digital summer semester 2021?
"Regarding the university, we did not have the chance to have face-to-face courses but still, we met some fellow students thanks to the city tour and other activities organised by Katharina in the Exchange@WIWI programme.
The courses we chose are really interesting and different from France: we have to work more by ourself and it was more about research and documentation rather than learning by heart. We both especially enjoyed Essentials of Global Health. However, as Erasmus students, we are overwhelmed by the amount of work and we have really few times to visit, meet some friends and rest. We wanted to learn German, so we took the German class (which was great!) and we had 36 ECTS, which is quite a lot in our opinion (Annotation from the Faculty: We usually recommend only 30 ECTS per semester.)"
So, what's your overall feedback?
"Nevertheless, we do not regret our semester here, this was a very enriching experience. In the end, we wanted to thank you and all the personnel who are taking care of the exchange students, we never felt abandoned during this semester. We are glad that we could discover Göttingen!"
Susana, what are you studying in Göttingen?
"I’m studying Master in Development Economics.”
And why did you choose Göttingen for your exchange semester?
“I chose Göttingen for my exchange semester because of the high quality of the university: The programme is one of the most recognized ones in Germany in terms of development economics, which allows me to learn from experts in poverty, inequality, socioeconomics, behavioral and development economics.”
What do you like most about the city?
“If I was able to say in one word what I like about the city, it would be: environment. Since this is a city that is filled with students from different fields of study and different countries, you can find several environments in Göttingen that can fit different preferences: you have the academic, international, cultural, sport, nightlife, adventure, nature environments. There is always some event going on, and, of course, its location is perfect for travelling around Germany. The university has great spaces and the lectures (and professors) have exceeded my expectations.”