The Welcome Centers of Baden-Württemberg

The Welcome Centers of Baden-Württemberg

Since 2014, the State of Baden-Württemberg has established ten welcome centers all over the Federal State aiming to support international specialists in their integration in the local society and labour market. The function of those Welcome Centers is, nevertheless,...
Leave or stay?

Leave or stay?

Leave or stay? This question arises among the Chinese students of Baden- Württemberg. Cliches as well as difficulties to familiarise with the food and eating habits make life challenging. There is a group of young people composing the largest group of foreign students...
ifa Academy: The joy of cultural encounters

ifa Academy: The joy of cultural encounters

The ifa Academy is one of Germany’s leading competence centres offering courses in international cultural relations, education, business and German as a foreign language. And it is much more than a typical school. German language courses The ifa Academy’s German...
“You don’t really look like a Kazakh”

“You don’t really look like a Kazakh”

Ever since I moved to Baden-Württemberg, people react surprised when I reveal them my origin. Most of the time I don’t even bother to explain why I am German, speak Russian, but come from Kazakhstan. It is too complicated, anyway. One thing’s for sure:...
Romania – The unspoken reality

Romania – The unspoken reality

Romania is often associated with negative connotations due to unfortunate events and a corrupt political system. This post shall shed some light on the real qualities of Romanians. People generally don’t seem to know about Romania’s tumultuous history – a past...