Meet the AIB-Team

We believe that a dedicated and passionate staff makes the difference to transform your education! Meet our creative minds and study abroad experts.

SEBASTIAN WELTER

MANAGING DIRECTOR

He likes to turn ideas into reality. For him, working in the field of international cooperation is more lifestyle than job-description. As „Rheinländer“ he enjoys Karneval and a workout with a Schnitzel …

+49 (0) 228 - 33 88 39 - 43
welter@aib-studyabroad.org

ARIANE HANRATH

M.A., ACADEMIC DIRECTOR

She runs our Science, Engineering and Digital Arts Programs with joy and expertise. If you do not find her in the office, she probably trains for a Triathlon.

+49 (0) 228 - 33 88 39 - 27
hanrath@aib-studyabroad.org

BJÖRN RIEPERT

M.A., ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR

He is the string puller behind the scenes. He likes it efficient: if there is a tool out there to improve work flows, he will find and implement it (his colleagues love when this happens). He likes the high magic to low puns and knows where to get the best Käsebrötchen in town.

+49 (0) 228 - 33 88 39 - 25
riepert@aib-studyabroad.org

TURE PETERSENN

M.A., ACADEMIC DIRECTOR

He has a passion for Landscape Architecture and outdoor activities. If you like bike rides, he is your man – if you can keep up with him.

+49 (0) 228 - 33 88 39 - 12
petersenn@aib-studyabroad.org

MIRA ARBEITER

M.A., PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Joy and perfection, Mira’s way to go in the Business, Arts & Communication and Sport Management program. Traveling new places is what gets this Tennis-pro excited. Mira will be on maternity leave until September 2019. 

+49 (0) 228 - 33 88 39 - 31
arbeiter@aib-studyabroad.org

ANDREAS GEYR

B.A., PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Born and raised in the Rhineland, at heart a Louisianan. A vigorous supporter of the Saints and the Tigers, he is passionate about everything Bayou State, from sports to cuisine and culture. Since attending LSU, he’s found his calling here at AIB, planning several different programs. What does he do in his off-time, you ask? Y’all bettcha he’s planning his next trip…back to the Big Easy.

+49 (0) 228 - 33 88 39 - 46
geyr@aib-studyabroad.org

LYDIA HERBER

B.A., PROGRAM COORDINATOR / GERMAN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR

This world traveler has a special place in her heart for South America and will always greet you with a smile on her face. She runs the CBYX/PPP program with dedication and will also teach you the ins and outs of the German language. When she is not at AIB, she loves to bust a move on the dance floor - dancing Salsa and Bachata.  

+49 (0) 228 - 33 88 39 - 24
herber@aib-studyabroad.org

ANNE HOFFMANS

M.A., PROGRAM COORDINATOR

 As a native Rheinländer, she has a special place in her heart for 'Karneval' and designs her costumes with a love for detail that she also puts to use in planning several different summer programs. If you have trouble understanding the regional accent - fear not! Anne is not only fluent in Germand and English, but also in the local dialect! #fastelovend  

+49 (0) 228 - 33 88 39 - 45
hoffmans@aib-studyabroad.org

MATS LIEDHEGENER

M.A., PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Mats takes care of the Film and Bioscience programs with the greatest of calm and responsibility. At AIB he is our specialist in many areas: Video production (for example the yearly AIB Christmas Video), film equipment, data protection,  – you name it!
He is considered a movie geek and embellishes our classrooms with his creative designs.

+49 (0) 228 - 33 88 39 - 49
liedhegener@aib-studyabroad.org

MARA TERESA MINKLER

M.A., PROGRAM COORDINATOR

This Florida-born German-American runs the Visualization, Media, and Architecture Summer programs with a passion. She is also in charge of AIB's Social Media handles #aibgermany. In her spare time she is either living her own "Pitch Perfect" reality as a member of an international choir or reminisces about her last trip to Denmark #HYGGE.

+49 (0) 228 - 33 88 39 - 44
minkler@aib-studyabroad.org

 

KONSTANTIN RIBALKO

M.Sc., PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Born in Kasachstan, raised in Germany, this Physics-pro currently works with the Theater program. Outside of AIB he also leads his own online business since 2018. He likes to keep fit with Olympic Weightlifting and dancing Brazilian Zouk,although his real passion is spending time in the mountains. Hit him up for the best hiking spots! 

+49 (0) 228 - 33 88 39 - 48
ribalko@aib-studyabroad.org

CAROLIN WÜBBELT

B.A., PROGRAM COORDINATOR 

This globetrotter has lived and studied in ten different cities - throughout four different countries, choosing the Rhineland as her home base. She combines creative thinking and attention to detail in her Psychology and German Language & Culture programs. Carolin is a music-lover and avid concert-goer and always knows about the coolest events in the region.

+49 (0) 228 - 33 88 39 - 15
wuebbelt@aib-studyabroad.org

JANETTE YAMANIAN

M.A., PROGRAM COORDINATOR 

Hailing from the southern state of Bavaria, she coordinates the LMU Theater program. Her love for anything pop culture as well as political comedy & satire are driving forces in her work. And with her inexhaustible knowledge of memes, she cheers up any office chat. Going on short city trips around Europe is one of Janette's favorite pastimes!

+49 (0) 228 - 33 88 39 - 31
yamanian@aib-studyabroad.org

HILDE KOCH

HOUSING MANAGER

There is no one in Bonn whom she does not know and she certainly knows where in town the best matches for our students are. She has been with AIB since its beginning and you will always find cookies in her drawer.

+49 (0) 228 - 33 88 39 - 23
koch@aib-studyabroad.org

CLAUDIA WERTH

HOUSING ASSISTANT

As a host mom herself, she knows what to look for when she recruits new host-families. She enjoys long walks with her dog Molly after work.

+49 (0) 228 - 33 88 39 - 16
werth@aib-studyabroad.org

SUSANNE FAILLARD

GERMAN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR

With a passion for cultural immersion and languages, she will have you speak fluent German in no time. She also loves to travel and to share her experiences.


faillard@aib-studyabroad.org

DR. JEREMY WASSER

SENIOR ACADEMIC CONSULTANT

A native New Yorker but at heart, a Rheinländer! Responsible for overseeing the academic side of AIB's programs, he takes as his guiding principle these lines from Goethe: "Who would understand the poet, must travel in the poet's homeland."

+49 (0) 228 - 33 88 39 - 45
wasser@aib-studyabroad.org

PROGRAM ASSISTANTS

Open-minded and supportive – these are traits all our student assistants share. They study in universities in and around Bonn and know what students are going through from their own international experiences.

Anna Stelter stelter@aib-studyabroad.org Florian Königs koenigs@aib-studyabroad.org
Steffi Lorenz lorenz@aib-studyabroad.org Maike Grömping groemping@aib-studyabroad.org
Sebastian Haberstock haberstock@aib-studyabroad.org Katharina Stertzenbach stertzenbach@aib-studyabroad.org
Maximilian Gillert gillert@aib-studyabraod.org Charlotte Göbel goebel@aib-studyabroad.org
Ronja Müller mueller@aib-studyabroad.org Carina Teichrib teichrib@aib-studyabroad.org
Jonah Werth jonah.werth@aib-studyabroad.org Malek Tarhouni tarhouni@aib-studyabroad.org
Amir Yousif yousif@aib-studyabroad.org Lina Zubedi zubedi@aib-studyabroad.org
Heloisa Cron cron@aib-studyabroad.org Jennifer Derichs derichs@aib-studyabroad.org