In the University’s official slogan just mentioned above, there is definitely a lot of truth. Once you step onto the main Stag Hill Campus, you start to feel a special atmosphere, a different energy, far away from hectic city life.
Guildford town centre
At least, these were my first sensations when I explored the campus on the day after my arrival. Weiterlesen
Mahé Becker went through many ups and downs during her internship in the USA. She was plunged into a completely new world for five months, where her experiences were quite different from anything she had encountered before.
San Francisco is a melting pot of many different cultures. Its small size forces people of all backgrounds to interact with one other, creating this unique blend of multiculturalism and a cross-cultural understanding. The Hispanic neighbourhood called The Mission, with its flavours, music, and murals, China Town, Japan Town, or the charismatic Italian North Beach, make it possible to dive into a different culture so profoundly that you forget that you are in the United States. This uniqueness intrigued me and was the reason why I chose to intern in “San Pancho”.
Priscilla Nyffenegger was a student in the BA programme in Applied Languages with a specialisation in Multimodal Communication. For her 5th semester, she went to Auckland. She tells us about her extraordinary experiences in the southern hemisphere.
I loved New Zealand’s beautiful landscapes and beaches, but the best thing about New Zealand is definitely its people, who usually greet you with a friendly “Kia Ora Bro”. I loved meeting Kiwis: Pakeha, Maoris and Polynesians. Polynesians are not actually from New Zealand but from the Pacific Islands, such as Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. Many of them live, study and work in New Zealand, and I ended up spending a lot of time with a group of Samoans. Even though I didn’t really understand a lot of what they wrote in our group chat on Facebook (for example „Malo lava“ or „Faafetai uso. Alofa tele atu everyone“), I loved spending time with them.