Student Voices

Jayanti Mishra

from: India

Study Path: Law

 

“I made friends for life and gathered great memories that I will cherish forever”

Why did you choose this program?
I have always felt that learning and studying abroad and getting in touch with other countries educational systems can be one of the most enriching experiences. For me, the SLS program in Giessen presented an opportunity to study subjects that interest me and to get in touch with the German educational system. The field trips, of course, in particular made me want to be a part of the summer school program. I am glad I chose this program.

Was the participation in the Summer School useful for you? What have you gained?
My participation in the summer school has been an enriching and educational experience for me. Both, academically and personally I have gained a lot of knowledge (thanks to the great teachers!), made friends for life and gathered great memories that I will cherish forever.

Any tips for future participants?
My tip for future participants is: attend the course and participate in all events as all of them are so much fun. I advise you to make new friends, study regularly (though it will be difficult), take a jacket and an umbrella everywhere (you never know when it rains), choose courses that interest you and not the one you should take. Carry more cash and don’t forget your mensa card and bus ticket.

Please, summarize your experiences and impressions
I have had a great experience and moments I’ll cherish forever. I got to make amazing nice friends from the US, Poland, India, Belgium and all other countries of the world. The subjects were taught in-depth and the knowledge I gained will definitely be used in my home country. The summer school team was the greatest and friendliest, ever. My experience, in total, has been so great that I will always cherish and remember it.

Marcelle B. Cortiano Nagakura

from: Brazil

Study Path: Law, IP Law and Comparative Constitutional Law

 

„What caught my attention was the diversity of subjects I could choose from and the opportunity to learn the German language”

Why did you choose this program?
I looked through a lot of summer schools this year. What caught my attention was the diversity of subjects I could choose from and the opportunity to learn the German language, too. The application process was totally accessible and the staff was helpful all time which made the application way easier.

Was the participation in the Summer School useful for you? What have you gained?
My participation in the SLS was definitely useful, both for my academic and for my personal development, as I will go back to my home country as a much more qualified student and more prepared professionally. Besides the classroom experience, I was able to live together with several amazing cultures which were new to me, and made friends from all over the world.

Any tips for future participants?
I’d say: don’t think twice before applying, because this course is without a doubt an unforgettable and irreplaceable experience. It’s not only about the courses you take - which are already excellent - but also the whole international student living, which widens your horizon and will definitely be one of the greatest choices you can do for your career and your personal growth.

Please, summarize your experiences and impressions
When I began looking for summer law courses I was planning to go to England or to the US. But then I found SLS Giessen and it was a grateful surprise. I had never been to Germany but always wanted to, so it was a perfect opportunity. The whole structure of the course is very impressive and the quality of the classes and professors is beyond any expectation I had before, so overall I can say that the SLS was definitely an awesome experience, and an essential part of my life and future career.

Hana Karawia

from: Egypt

Study Path: Law

 

“The best time of my life”

Why did you choose this program?
I’ve chosen this program because the courses exactly matched my needs and the legal areas which I want to develop. Moreover, this program combines academics with fun times which was in the form of trips to German cities and other leisure activities.

Was the participation in the Summer School useful for you? What have you gained?
The Summer School was useful for me to a huge extent as it exposed me to essential law fields that are important for my future career and to international students whom I’ve mingled with. I have gained theoretical and practical legal knowledge as well as cultural knowledge from my international colleagues.

Any tips for future participants?
For future participants I highly advise them to depend on their cash more than on the credit card in Germany and to read the material on a daily basis.

Please, summarize your experiences and impressions
In this month, I have been able to see the German culture clearly and their system so I could say that it was eye opening for me. Also, the courses offered materials that I wouldn’t have gained in my home college. Thus, I had a great access to knowledge. Most importantly, the interaction of other students made me aware of how people think differently according to their cultural background and I have learned a lot from them.

Francis Sinsai

from: Gambia

Study Path: Public International Law

 

“Brace yourself for a month of rewarding experiences”

Why did you choose this program?
I chose this program because I wanted to gleam my professional experience in the field of law with further theoretical background. I was particularly interested in the nexus between businesses and other actors and how they impact human rights law.

Was the participation in the Summer School useful for you? What have you gained?
The exposure to and the discussions with people from diverse legal systems were priceless. Furthermore, the field trips allowed a greater appreciation of German history and experiences.

Any tips for future participants?
If you are doubting whether to join or not - don’t hesitate! Pack your bags and brace yourself for a month of rewarding experiences! Be prepared to spend every weekend in a different city or even different country if you want. If you get the chance, go to Hamburg! Also, remember that Germans take punctuality rather religiously!

Please, summarize your experiences and impressions
The program had an impressive balance of academic and social activities. Best of all, the friends I made here made the summer program the most rewarding.