Living abroad is more than just a cultural experience, especially after living in 14 cities in 7 countries. Barbara Kuntze, an English language coach and restless Gemini, has always wanted to see more of the world, but traveling is only one way with usually a limited glimpse into the area. Living and working (and volunteering, such as in the Galapagos) elsewhere, allows one to gain an insight into another world and (re)assess one's place in life. Lifelong learning continues in the cities and with the people we encounter on the path; the journey is the life!
NEXT EVENT VOL 0
Wir sind schon drei Jahre dabei und #11 findet in November statt. Es gibt wieder interessante Themen und Redner! Schau mal vorbei!
PechaKucha has now been in Erfurt for three years and PK VOL #11 will be in November. There will be interesting topics and speakers! Come and join us, stay awhile and ...!
BY JOHN GLEDHILL
@ VOL 7
ON NOV 17, 2016
Brexit has shown how the country is divided. In his excellent book"77mal England", R. W. Leonhardt argues that in England the opposite is always true. JOHN GLEDHILL, retired university instructor who has lived 25 years in Germany, presents Britain in a different light, attempting to illustrate the two extremes in Britain - from extreme formality to barbarous and uncouth behaviour.
Congress - Bundestag - 1 year in Thuringia
BY INDIA ENGLISH
@ VOL 5
ON JAN 08, 2016
How can a student participate in an exchange involving the US Congress and the German Bundestag? India English decided to participate in such a program and tells us about her 10-month experience as an American student, volunteer and intern in Thuringia.
Lehren ist Leben
BY BARBARA KUNTZE
@ VOL 5
ON JAN 08, 2016
Barbara Kuntze, Lektorin an der Universität Erfurt, erklärt die neuen Weiterbildungsmöglichkeiten worauf Berufstätige in Thüringen Anspruch haben. Der Vortag bezieht sich auf das Thüringer Bildungsfreistellungsgesetz, die ab Januar 2016 gültig ist. (German)
Northern Ireland: The land of cutting-edge knee surgery
BY TOM HEDLEY
@ VOL 4
ON JUN 26, 2015
Why is Ireland (the island) divided? What cuased the chaos that we know as The Troubles? Has Northern Ireland really moved on since the peace agreement? What does the future hold for Northern Ireland?
Tom Hedley, a student from N Ireland, gives a brief insight into the unique situation in this country, addressing the difficult and often very complex issues that define this curious little part of the world.
More Than Honey
BY WILHELM MIETH
@ VOL 6
ON JUN 24, 2016
Today more than ever, Einstein's statement about the bees is very relevant: “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”
What is a possible solution? Wilhelm Mieth, full-time student and part-time beekeeper gives us some ideas in his presentation.