How an American experiences the Bonn Christmas Market
Texas A&M Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning student, José Bogran, was featured in Bonn’s local newspaper ‘General-Anzeiger Bonn’ this week! In the article, José talks about how he experienced the Bonn Christmas market from the little knick-knacks being sold, to the Germans’ love for Glühwein, and to all the delicious food and snacks, contrasting it to Christmas festivities in College Station, TX.
Check out the article (only in German) and a picture here!
If you were looking for a Winter Wonderland – here it is! The beautiful snowy landscape in the Eifel transformed our Loyola Marymount Film Students back into kids for a day. Going back to where it all started we hiked through the forest fighting one snowball fight after the other and making some new animal friends along the way. The students also participated in a mass at the small Chapel of St. Jost, reminiscing about the past semester, what they have learned and achieved during their time abroad. Thank you to Fr. Luis Proenca, who visited from LMU to say the mass! Ending with one last group photo we wish everyone a safe journey home, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
After exciting and challenging weeks of shooting, editing, and finalizing their documentary film projects, LMU Film students finally got to present their work at two screenings. On Thursday the Friends & Family Screening took place in the format of a little Film Festival right at AIB. Screening two films at the same time in Studios, all 24 short documentaries were shown surrounded by the smell of fresh popcorn and a real red carpet atmosphere.
That night an international film jury came together in order to select six films for the Final Screening in the Movie Theater Rex the next day. Celebrating a wonderful evening full of glamour and Christmas Spirit, after screening the six selected films, all of the remaining AIB Fall 2018 students went over to the Fiddler’s Pub. Not without awarding the audience’s favorite film, students, host families, and AIB staff had an amazing night together, celebrating a successful semester and the end of the year.
Friends & Family Screening at AIB:
Film Premiere & AIB Farewell:
At the beginning of last week, the Texas A&M Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning students as well as the PSU Landscape Architecture students completed their semester projects and presented their work in their final semester reviews.
To end the semester properly, AIB organized a little party to bid the students farewell and celebrate a successful semester.
We’d like to thank all students and faculty for a great semester and hope to see all of them back in Germany soon!
Last week, the PSU Landscape Architecture students presented their semester projects at their project site in Aachen, right at the German-Dutch border.
The students first analyzed the current condition of the border area between Vaalser Quartier and Vaals, researched on the history of the place and developed conceptual approaches for it before they finally created landscape architecture design proposals for future developments.
To showcase their projects, they installed sign posts along the project site and published their designs at @borderland_transition as an Instagram exhibit.
You can check out their projects here: https://www.instagram.com/borderland_transition/