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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 - 763 848-31
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 - 763 848-33
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 - 763 848-34
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 - 763 848-32
petersenn@aib-studyabroad.org

MIRA ARBEITER

M.A., SENIOR 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 2021

+49 (0) 228 - 763 848-40
arbeiter@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 - 763 848-42
herber@aib-studyabroad.org

MATS LIEDHEGENER

M.A., SENIOR 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 - 763 848-49
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 - 763 848-44
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 - 763 848-48
ribalko@aib-studyabroad.org

CAROLIN WÜBBELT

M.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 - 763 848-45
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 - 763 848-41
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 - 763 848-53
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 - 763 848-56
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

LISA POHLERS

B.A., ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

This self-proclaimed literature nerd works in the AIB administration. In her free time, she is an act-ive member of the Bonn University Shakespeare company and loves belting out tunes in Bonn’s karaoke bars at night! Broadway is her big dream and New York City her favorite ‘place to be’!

+49 (0) 228 - 763 848-58
pohlers@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."

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.

Anuschka Torschl torschl@aib-studyabroad.org Florian Königs koenigs@aib-studyabroad.org
Heloisa Cron cron@aib-studyabroad.org Antonia Wienken wienken@aib-studyabroad.org
Maximilian Gillert gillert@aib-studyabraod.org Eva Strauch strauch@aib-studyabroad.org
Hannah Erhard erhard@aib-studyabroad.org Jonah Werth jonah.werth@aib-studyabroad.org