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/
Auch in diesem Jahr lädt die Akademie für Internationale Bildung (AIB) wieder ein - zum 9. BONNER KURZFILMFEST.
Eine Auswahl der besten Dokumentarfilme ihrer FilmstudentInnen aus Los Angeles wird präsentiert. 24 Filme wurden produziert, aber nur die besten sechs Filme schaffen es am 14.12.2018 auf die große Leinwand des Rex-Kinos in Bonn-Endenich! Die Vorauswahl wird durch eine erfahrene Jury aus internationalen Filmexperten getroffen.
Die Karten sind kostenlos. Einlass nur bei Vorlegen einer Eintrittskarte in ausgedruckter Form ab 18:00 Uhr. Hier geht es zur Ticketreservierung!
It’s Christmas Time in Bonn and at AIB!
With the end of the year approaching fast, students and AIB staff got to enjoy the wonderful Winter and Christmas festivities and markets happening in and around Bonn.
Some students went ice skating, some went to the Christmas market to warm up with a hot drink and others participated in our annual Christmas video (coming soon – stay tuned!)
Amir, one of AIB’s student workers, said the following about the German tradition of Christmas markets: “During the last few weeks members of staff and students went to Bonn‘s traditional Christmas market at Münsterplatz. The market has food, drinks and seasonal items available at open-air stalls, accompanied by traditional Christmas music. The students were therefore able to get to know German Christmas customs, and most importantly, the delicacies sold at the market stalls.”
AIB is also decorated and the Christmas tree in the courtyard is a beautiful sight – especially at night!
The LMU Engineering students visited the 1. FC Köln – Cologne’s own soccer team a month ago. The students got to visit the stadium and learn about the management of the arena, the soccer field, and the history of this traditional German Bundesliga Soccer Club. They event got to go to one of their games. This is what Carlos Y. had to say about the experience:
“About a month ago, the LMU Engineering program toured FC Köln’s stadium. As we walked into the stadium, I first noticed the 50,000 red and white seats that surrounded the perfect green field. During the tour, we were able to learn about the history of the stadium and team, along with some other things like how the field is managed. That was all interesting to learn about because I, along with others, did not know much about FC Köln coming into the tour. We were also taken to the locker rooms, media area, and onto the field. That was all very cool to experience because those are areas that most people are not able to visit, and it offered a bit of insight as to what the players experience on game day. Then, last weekend some of the students within the LMU Engineering program went to the FC Köln game against SpVgg Greuther Fürth. That was truly such an awesome and fun experience. The atmosphere within the stadium was very special. I saw and felt the love and pride the fans have for FC Köln, Köln, and soccer. Everyone within the stadium was united and cheering for FC Köln (except for SpVgg Greuther Fürth fans). Before the game I was not a fan of any specific soccer team in Germany, but now I can say that the team I support within Germany is FC Köln.”