Name: Anayibe Sánchez Romero
Home Country and City: Colombia, Bogotá
Field of study: German language courses as preparation for studies in chemistry
Favorite German word: Alles gut
Three words to summarise your time in Würzburg: historical places, many possibilities
1) Since when are you in Würzburg and how long will you probably stay here?
I’m in Würzburg since March and I’m planning to stay quite long. Aftery my undergraduate studies I would maybe like to do a master degree.
2) What do you like most about studying in Würzburg?
The German class feels like a small family. After a few days everybody knows each other and wants to do many things with other participants in their lesure time.
3) Are ther any differences between your study in Würzburg and in your home?
Yes there are differences. Here in Germany there are different types of teaching as lectures, seminars, e-earning etc. Depending on what kind of lessons you visit, the way of teaching is different. In Colombia the events have different names but the manner of teaching is always the same.
4) What are you doing in your lesure time?
I don’t have much free time. I attend on German classes and lectures in chemistry, I go to Taekwondo and have a side job. I sometimes crochet or play hockey. There is so much to do in Germany so you don’t get bored.
5) How do you like Würzburg and what especially do you like in Würzburg?
I like the old Main bridge (Alte Mainbrücke) very much. I like the architecture of the university and you can have a beautiful view of the city.
7) What do you find as the biggest cultural difference from your home and Germany? Did you have a cultural shock?
The language but I believe that if someone is interested in Germany, the culture and the language, there is no problem and then there is maybe no culture shock.
7) Is there a funny anecdote / story you experienced during your stay here in a foreign country?
I think the Germans are very good and nice people! On the first day I arrived it was very cold and it rained. Unfortunately I had no warm clothes and no umbrella. I was on my way to my apartment which was very far away and was soaking wet from the rain. A car driver on the other side of the street looked at me and turned around and gave me his umbrella! He donated me the umbrella!! That was really nice and friendly.
8) Did you also travel to other countries and cities during your study stay in Würzburg? Where?
I was so far just in Germany in Oberammergau, Nordhorn and Korbach.
9) What three tips would you give to the following exchange students?
1) Ask always questions,
2) don’t give up
3) and enjoy!