The event has been organized by international student communities from Ivory Coast, Ghana, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and China, as well as the International Office at the University of Bremen. By offering a diverse and interactive program, the organizers want to showcase the international campus to attendees and invite them to get involved.
International Tea Ceremonies and Tongue Twister Competition
International students, together with the Bremen SeniorCitizens, are inviting students to attend Chinese, South Asian, and East Frisian tea ceremonies. The Bremen SeniorCitizens team consists of senior citizens who support international students and visiting scholars as well as their families. There will also be music, dancing, and games, as well as an international tongue twister competition. In addition, attendees can learn more about what’s on offer at booths set up by the International Office, the YUFE network (Young Universities for the Future of Europe), the Academy for Higher Education Access Development – HERE AHEAD, the Languages Centre of the Universities in the Land of Bremen (SZHB), the Allgemeiner Studierenden Ausschuss (AstA) [students’ union], and other institutions.
Getting International Students Involved
“The day is mainly organized by students, who bring a variety of international projects to life as part of the kompass program at the University of Bremen. In this way, they represent the international campus with its opportunities, challenges, and visions,” says Dr. Jutta Paal from the International Office. An undoubted highlight of the opening program is the launch of the University of Bremen’s new online course called “Diversity Competencies” – a one of a kind in Germany. The video series addresses various fields of action concerning diversity and internationalization from a scientific perspective. The aim of the course is to show how we can interact with each other in a way that is appreciative and critical of discrimination.
12 p.m.–12:30 p.m.: Welcome with music program
12:30 p.m.–2 p.m.: International life with information booths, henna tattoos, international tea ceremonies, tea lounge, calligraphy, and selfie photo corner
2 p.m.–2:30 p.m.: International tongue twister competition
2:30 p.m.–4 p.m.: International food, music, and games
Event Marks Ten-Year Anniversary
The “International Campus Day” at the University of Bremen was originally called “International Day.” It took place for the first time in 2012 and was organized every two years until the coronavirus pandemic emerged – alternating with the OPEN CAMPUS of the University of Bremen. After the pandemic-related break, the event now takes place as “International Campus Day.” Admission is free.
Dr. Jutta Paal
University of Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-60363
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