Ellen - International Winter University at Kassel

Bachelor of Engineering
January 2018

My experience

I decided to complete this experience to embrace a new culture and learn about how renewable technology is used in different parts of the world. I learnt these things and so much more! Not only was I welcomed into a host family and learnt a little bit of German, but I got to explore historic towns around Kassel while learning about the challenges and benefits of renewable technology in Germany.


My favourite memory from the experience (besides the life-long friends I made) was the trip to Viessman, a HVAC company creating heating products for countries around the northern hemisphere. As heating solutions are not as common in Brisbane it was interesting to see the technology we had learnt about in our classes and how they are produced and marketed in industry. Overall, it was an amazing experience where I got to meet new people, explore a new country and learn new things.