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NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE EUROPEAN STUDIES PROGRAMME
Goals of the Study Trip: For students to acquire a stronger grasp of the German language Opportunity to visit historical and cultural attractions Learn more about Germany and its current political, economic & social environments
Münster (13. - 29. Mai 2001) Homestay Language course Activities such as Stadtführung, Kuchenbacken, etc. Daytrips to Essen & Münsterland Weekend in Cologne
Homestay First impressions Background of guest families Allocation of students with families Cultural exchange Up-close observation of life in Germany Practice of conversational German
Homestay Fellow student Dawn with her host family. Group photo at the Blau-Weiss Aasee
Language Course Münster University Morning lessons Revision Practical usage of the German learnt through activities, ie. planning of holidays.
Activities Additional activities in the afternoons Kuchenbacken Stadtführung Visit to the Stadtmuseum Trip to Amsterdam Cooking for the Abschiedsparty
Daytrip to Münsterland Us posing in the beautiful grounds of Nordkirchen A group of us at the Mühlenhof
Daytrip to Essen RAG Aktiengesellschaft Briefing about the company’s foundation and activities. Taken on a tour of the company’s many ventures in the Ruhrgebiet Old coal-mining sites and training mine.
Daytrip to Essen A reminder of the region’s economic history A visit to the RAG’s training mine
A Weekend in Cologne Ferry ride on the Rhine River Cologne Cathedral Stopover in Bonn Haus der Geschichte (History Museum)
Berlin (29. Mai - 2. Juni) “Our first impression of Berlin was a city that bustled with activity and diversity.”
The Reichstag Home to the German parliament since 1999. No other building has been affected by the political and architectural changes as the Reichstag. Aesthetically pleasing building: Modern interiors with a glass cupola built on top of the building. The Reichstag is an apt symbol of Germany’s history and its present identity as a united country.
Visit to Daimler-Chrysler Society and Technology Research Group Main function: envision alternative scenarios for their Southeast Asian customers Workshop
Visit to Daimler-Chrysler Two members of our group giving their presentations.
Singapore Embassy Visit Hosted by Ms. Sharon Tan, 1st Secretary to Singapore’s ambassador to Germany: Prof. Walter Woon Discussion about the Embassy’s duties & responsibilities Life as a Singaporean in a foreign country
Visit to the Singapore Embassy The group with the Ambassador and Ms. Tan
Checkpoint Charlie & Mauermuseum Checkpoint Charlie: infamous border checkpoint Mauermuseum: An exhibition chronicling the attempts of East Germans to escape to the West. Features the contraptions used, photographs and even paintings Depicts the desperate situation experienced by East Germans
Different ministerial buildings of the Nazi govt were concentrated in the area, including the Gestapo headquarters. A remaining piece of the Berlin wall borders the grounds of the exhibition Topographie des Terror
Dachau Concentration Camp a training ground for the extermination camps of Auschwitz, Majdanek, Treblinka, etc. site of pseudo-scientific experiments & mass executions 1st camp for communists & social democrats
Dachau Concentration Camp Dachau Memorial Museum Old site of prisoners’ barracks
Daytrip to the Zugspitze “We took a cogwheel train uphill from Garmisch-Paterkirchen, overlooking valleys and emerald lakes; then a cable-car ride to the summit.”
Visit to Bayerische Landesbank Short tour of the bank white sausage breakfast lecture on the BLB lecture about bank system in Germany visit of the BLB-Art Galerie and money- office lunch at the Landesboden Kreditanstalt
Visit to Allianz Insurance Tour and introduction to architectural details of the main building Allianz Center for Corporate History: - an overview of the full range of insurance lines - evolution of the Allianz logo to its present incarnation -collection of fire insurance signs of German insurance companies from the 19th and 20th centuries
Visit to Allianz Insurance Important Relics of Allianz’s History
Academy for Political Education Akademie für Politische Studien, Tutzing An independent institution catering to civic groups & civil servants General discussion on German politics & social issues