Nine students start their semester abroad despite the Covid19 pandemic


A special highlight of the Bachelor's programme International Health Sciences (IHS) is the compulsory semester abroad.

Recently, nine IHS students of the International Health Sciences (IHS) degree programme started their 5th semester abroad. These students are the first "outgoings" of the programme introduced quite recently in the winter term 2018/2019. Actually, about 50 other IHS students should have left for their 5th semester, but the ongoing global corona crisis makes this impossible at the moment. "Under the current circumstances, completing a semester abroad is really a special challenge," emphasises Annika Salzmann, the International Coordinator Department of Nursing and Health.

The students Ann- Kristin, Solveig and Patrizia made their way to our partner; the Sungkyunkwan University in the South Korean capital Seoul already on 6 August 2020. After the long flight, they were directly tested for the Covid19 virus at the airport and then spent two weeks in quarantine. After a little free time in which the three of them were able to orientate themselves in Seoul, the semester has now begun. This will consist partly of online lectures, but also individual courses that will take place face-to-face or as online/offline hybrid versions.

Fellow students Natalie and Sagall are spending the semester abroad at the VIA University College in Aarhus/ Denmark, Birte at the German-Jordanian University in Amman/ Jordan, Finn is attending the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences in Kaunas/ Lithuania and Kawshalya the FH Burgenland in Pinkafeld/ Austria. From Germany, Rosani will participate in the online courses at York University in Toronto/ Canada.

We wish the students an exciting and educational time away!

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