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Studying as a refugee:

exams, pabo and break talks

In this episode, Mohammed, Ismail and Mahmoud take us into their world at university. What does their path to success look like? What are the differences with studying in their home country? And who is this Pabo anyway?

Have fun listening! Do you have any suggestions or want to get in touch with the kompass team? Then write to us on Facebook or Instagram. We look forward to hearing from you!

Hula Hoop live Veranstaltung

We cordially invite you to rediscover a childhood game: The Hula Hoop! As children it was -at least in Germany- very popular. But also for grown-ups it is a great exercise! It strengthens your core muscles, your abs and your back. And all this while you're having fun!

Come and join us! On Friday, 23rd of July at 12pm in front of the SFG building.

We'll provide the hoops but if you have one, of course you can bring it. 

Ansicht Glashalle Zentralbereich von Boulevard

Special vaccination campaign for students:

In the coming week, Bremen Vaccination Center will open its doors to students from all Bremen State universities for two days. Between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Friday, July 23, and Saturday, July 24, you can get your vaccination without prior appointment at the Bürgerweide vaccination center. This also applies even if your home is not in Bremen. Please bring your personal ID card or passport, your student ID card (alternatively the semester ticket or proof of enrollment), your health card, as well as your vaccination booklet if you have one.
If you can’t make it on those two days, you can still register for a vaccination on the Bremen Vaccination center website impfzentrum.bremen.de.
A high vaccination rate is an important factor on the path to more face-to-face classes and events on campus. The vaccine offers the greatest protection against COVID-19.

Podcastepisode: Exam Period

Good luck with your exams!

We hope you are getting through the exam period well!

We know that the exam period is very stressful for many of you. To better cope with this stress, we recorded for you.... our podcast episode!

And the episode is about the upcoming exam period. We talked about experiences and tips with two of our students and also interviewed a learning coach from the Studierwerkstatt! He also gives you helpful tips on how to get through the exam period well. If you have any further questions for the learning coaches, you can find their contact details via the link in the bio on Instagram!

Feel free to share our podcast with your friends and fellow students! You can find the podcast on Spotify, on Anchor, on Breaker, on Pocket Casts and Radio Public

Have fun listening!

Your kompass team

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Seems like this is the end of our lil‘ „blog - journey“ through Bremen! Kasper just released his final article; and with that, a special offer for you...but see for yourself here!
 

Du willst dich impfen lassen?

You want to get vaccinated?

Unfortunately, this is not possible without an appointment and these are highly coveted... Nevertheless, there are often appointments that become available at short notice! If you are interested in a vaccination appointment, you can register on the page of the vaccination center Bremen/Bremerhaven and put yourself on the waiting list. Then you will be informed as soon as an appointment becomes available! This can usually happen even very quickly after registration!

 

Important for the registration is that you are older than 18 years old,  have a health insurance and live in Bremen!

Here you can register and be put on the waiting list at the vaccination center in Bremen.

In addition, here you can watch an information video of the "Flüchtlingsrat Niedersachsen", in which different doctors explain the vaccination in different languages. Feel free to check it out if you want to get more information!

 

Stay healthy! 

Creative Thursday

Game Night

Next Thursday, June 17th, the next Creative Thursday will take place! What's in store for you this time? Again a Game Night! Exciting online games are waiting for you! For example "Chinese Whisper", "Among Us", "Pictionary" and so on!

It starts on 17th of June at 7 pm. Conveniently via zoom. Finn & Jules are looking forward to meeting you!


Here you can find the zoom link:

https://zoom.us/j/93148122623?pwd=SzFxV3YycVN4WUpBcS9sRm5LSnkvZz09 

Meeting-ID: 931 4812 2623
Kenncode: 0c8Cpr

Teaser: How I met my WG - The culture of student living in Bremen!

The new Podcast episode: How I met my WG - The culture of student living in Bremen!

The third episode is out! It revolves around finding accommodation in Bremen a very special form of student living: living in a WG. What is a WG, how do you survive a WG casting and what are the benefits of living in a WG? These and more questions will be answered in this episode. Thank you to Sarvesh, Matej and Tarik for sharing your stories, it was great fun!

What do you think about this episode? Have you had similar experiences? Feel free to write us your feedback, we look forward to it!

Feel free to share our podcast with your friends and fellow students! You can find the podcast on Spotify, on Anchor, on Breaker, on Pocket Casts and Radio Public

Have fun listening!

Chapter 4: Schwachhausen - Polo Extraordinaire

New to our lovely city ? Care for some info on one of our districts by a local ?
Well, you’re in luck! Check out Kasper’s newest chapter on Bremen’s district „Schwachhausen“. 

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Kasper's blog

Chapter 3: The Inner City - European Greatness

What kind of sights does Bremen’s inner city have to offer ? Who does the famous „Roland“ on the marketplace represent ?
And why does Kasper share an emotional bond with this part of Bremen specifically ?
 This and more can be read up in our newest Blog - entry about Bremen!

Check it out here.

SMP Jacobs

Corona Reporting Project - Jacobs University

There are so many news about Corona, you can get confused, right?

That's what some students at Jacobs University thought too, and that's why they founded a great and international project called "Corona Reporting Project".

A large collective of Jacobs University students have come together to create a weekly report about the latest CoVID-19 news and numbers. This report is translated into 6 different languages for the residents of Bremen. As part of their curriculum, students are partaking in a Community Impact Project (CIP), and these students goal is to spread important news to all residents of Bremen, so the spread of CoVID-19 can be stopped! 

The reports can be found in English, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, French & Romanian.

You can find the videos on YouTube. Further information can be found on the Website of the SMP.

The kompass Podcast!

The time has come! Our first podcast episode is online! Our first topic: exam period! Two of our students talk about their experiences and tips. In this episode we also interviewed a learning coach from the Studierwerkstatt. He will also give you some helpful tips on how to get through the exam period! If you have any further questions for the learning coaches, please do not hesitate to contact them. 

Feel free to share our podcast with your friends and fellow students! You can find the podcast on Spotify, on Anchor, on Breaker, on Pocket Casts and Radio Public
Have fun listening! 

Podcast Selfmanagement for internationale students in Corona times

Podcast of the Psychological Counselling Center

The Psychological Counselling Center has released the English podcast "Self management for International Students in Corona Times." So if you're feeling overwhelmed and need some tips to better handle the whole situation, be sure to listen in!!

In this podcast, the Psychological Counseling Center wants to give international students some ideas on strategies for self-management and psychological well-being in Corona times.

In the 1st episode, some tips for a good work structure and a healthy work-life balance are given.

Episode 2 will talk about the difficulty of having unrealistically high expectations of yourself and how to deal with it.

The 3rd episode focus on stress management and ways to learn to relax.

The 4th episode deals with experiencing a crisis and ways to deal with it.

You can find the podcast on the website of the Studierendenwerk.

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Information for students - Corona

Here you can find some information for students about your studies, exams, deadlines etc. during Corona. For example, you can extend your deadlines for the bachelor or master thesis and submit them online. The general Corona website of the University of Bremen can be found here.

The official Corona website of the International Office with all information (entry, quarantine, financial support etc.) for international students and researchers can be found here.

Refund of the semester ticket fee

Hardship cases - Refund of the semester ticket fee

Students who are eligible to apply can now apply at the AStA for a refund of their semester ticket fee. All further important information and the application form can be found here under “Hardship cases” (english version below!).

Important: They can only approve applications as long as these funds are sufficient, there is no legal claim to reimbursement!

Please read all information carefully!

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Interim financial aid

Interim financial aid funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Students who can prove that they are in acute distress due to the corona pandemic can apply for interim aid from November 2020 to March 2021.

Find more information and the application (from 20th of November) here.

Also more information can be found here

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Listen to the new kompass podcast!

Spotify

Anchor

Breaker

Pocket Casts

Radio Public

Who we are & what we offer:

Get to know the study buddy program!

The Study Buddy Program is on summer break.

Start of registration for the winter semester 2021/2022 starts on 01/09/2021.

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About kompass

kompass is a team in the International Office at the University of Bremen that carries out international and intercultural projects. Our programs and events bring foreign and German students together. We provide orientation, broaden horizons, highlight points in common, and build bridges for your professional future. Friendly, welcoming, and open for all!