Life in Germany
Germany is situated in the heart of Europe and shares its borders with more neighbouring countries than any other European state - namely 9 in total. Indeed, you are sure to notice this when you walk, ride or drive along its streets and roads. People from all the countries of the world live here. Of the 82 million inhabitants, some 8 million come from abroad, which means that almost 10 percent of the population is of foreign origin. This has naturally left its mark for instance on the culinary landscape. Italian pizza houses, Spanish bodegas, Greek taverns and Turkish kebab stands, as well as Chinese restaurants have become part of everyday city life. Germany is a many-sided and colourful, as well as a relatively safe country.
And: some like it so much,
they adapt really fast!
Germany is a country blessed with an extremely
efficient industry and possesses an education system which
not only needs to meet the requirements of this industry
but has an ethical commitment, too. The country's history
is thrilling and ever present, the landscape is varied,
and the range of cultural offerings unparalleled in Europe.
In Western Europe, German is the mother tongue of almost
100 million people. Germany's very powerful industry and
the increasingly global activities of companies are lending
more and more weight to the German language, even at international
level. The manifold leisure activities organised at the
universities are supplemented by endless possibilities outside
the academic sphere. Sports, cultural events, or simply
friendly get-togethers - there is doubtless something for
everyone. It is obvious that there are many good reasons
for spending some time in Germany.
to know Germany from a different perspektive? Then play
is the name of a DAAD online-game (www.studi-stadt.de).
Join the WG-casting and get to know Germany from a different
The DAAD invites you to a real "WG-Casting". Imagine
you have just landed in Germany and are looking forward
to your studies in Germany. The only thing missing now is
a nice place to stay with great flat mates. You are lucky
because five so called "Wohngemeinschaften" (WG)
still have a spare room to offer. Now it's up to you to
convince them that you are the one to move in.
here some comments of those who already played the game:
„I liked best the Boys-WG. Thought it was fun to
see what typical German guys look like.”
„The Szene-WG was totally crazy. Inhabitants were
not my type and seemed boring to me. They did not like me
as well, but that’s okay.”
„The game I liked most was the game in the supermarket
because it was easy to play and the game of the Fußballspieler
because I knew all the Spieler, just didn’t know all
the positions, hehe…”
“I liked the Gourmet-WG most of all. The location
close to the market is just perfect, also the food cooked.
The room seems very clean, and the WG is located in a calm
area, which I like.”
“The WG I liked least is the Alternative-WG. It looks
dirty, and politicians do not interest me. Even though the
location is good, I didn’t like the WG.”
„Well, Boys-WG I liked least: Just because I can’t
spend my days sitting with boys and talking about football
and gym all the time. ;-)”
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