We provided you with a lot of information in the last weeks, so what we would like to do in the end is to show you how the THM campus looks like. Our THM WG 1 checked all the corners and would like to present it to you in a short video, so it is easier for you as a future international student to imagine studying here! We show you the way to THM, the cafeteria, lecture as well as seminar rooms and the library. It is our pleasure to share this video with you, enjoy!.
Are you interested in improving your German so that you can speak and write fluently soon? THM WG 1 will tell you how!
THM works together with Justus-Liebig University and provides all the potential and current students with different opportunities on how to learn German. The most common way to learn German is to take part in the evening courses. The courses take place twice a week, start at 18:15 and run for approximately 90 minutes.
Most of the students get this course for free because THM supports the Internationals in improving their language skills but in some cases you have to pay 100 euro for a semester. Moreover, at the end of the course you get 3 ECTS points and a certificate for the successful completion of the course. The certificate states how many hours the course took and the grades for the exams. Usually there are two exams that you have to pass in order to get a certificate: in the middle and at the end of the course. Before your course starts you have to write an exam that will define your level of German. If you have A1 or didn’t start learning the language yet, then you don’t need to write an exam. More about the exam and the German evening courses you will learn in our video with international students that we took just after this exam.
During our blogging phase we did an interview with the head of the international office, Silke Wehmer. We asked her some questions about the study courses that fit for international students, the difference between english and german courses, special offers for international students and which costs need to be covered.
Did you ever wonder what a typical day at THM looks like? Last week our THM WG 1 did a whole day of filming to get you an impression. We picked our longest day – which is monday. Here is our schedule so you can relate it to what we show you in the Video:
9:50 to 13:00 – Consumer Behaviour
13:00 to 14:00 – Lunch Break
14:00 to 17:15 – Marketing Controlling
What else I can see in Marburg if I have already visited Landgrafenschloss and Elisabeth church? Have you ever heard about Spiegelslustturm? Do you know the legend around it?
The international students from THM WG 1 went on the top of the tower, enjoyed a great view, listened to the funny legends about it (hopefully, they are not true!) and learned a lot of interesting information about Marburg from the journalist of the magazine “Move36” with whom they met afterwards!
Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen offers various study programs to currently 16.000 students at Gießen, Friedberg and Wetzlar. Every program fits also for international students, although most of them are in german language. The departments include for example economics, maths, natural sciences, informatics, engineering and many more. Wetzlar also offers dual study programs. Check our video to get an overview about the study opportunities at THM!
In one of our former posts about the Global Village Event, which took place at Gießen Eichendorffring, we mentioned that we would introduce you to the typical living standard of a student here in Germany! Rent is considered to be the largest portion of international students’ monthly expense in Germany. Therefore having a room in a dormitory is the possibility to live on a relative low budget. It is recommended that you apply for a dormitory room as soon as you receive the admission to your university. There are three dormitories in Gießen, which are run by Studentenwerk Gießen.
Luckily, two members of our group THM WG 1 got a room at Eichendorffring, the second biggest dormitory in Gießen. Up to 732 students from two universities live here. Most of them live in single furnished rooms from 11 to 15.7 m² in shared apartments with common use of kitchen and bathroom. However, a few apartments are also available. All rooms have Internet, telephone and TV connection. Eichendorffring is not very far from the two universities and easily accessible by public transport. The bus stop is just a stone’s throw away from the dorm. Eichendorffring comprises 7 houses: House A, B, C, D, E, F & Y. In front of each house, there are bike racks for bike lovers. A central laundry room is available for all students in house Y. Music and sport enthusiastic students can use the music or table tennis room in House C. With this post, we would like to show you how a dormitory room in Germany looks like by showing you around Eichendorffring! Enjoy the tour and check out the website of Studentenwerk Gießen if you´d like to apply for a dormitory as well!
Germany made it to the round of sixteen and as you might know it is a tradition for Germans to watch the game together with friends or family either at home or at Public viewing-Events. Our THM WG 1 used the group stage of the european championship to check out some public viewing locations in Gießen before the match this sunday. We selected the Kinopolis Gießen, a local cinema, Haarlem Gießen, a club in the city centre, and the famous EM-Arena at Schiffenberger Tal to show you the variety of spots.
Kinopolis Gießen offers comfortable seats, a big screen and free entry. Besides drinks you can buy some typical cinema food like popcorn and nachos there. This is a great place, when the weather´s not on your side.
At Haarlem you can watch the matches at the beer garden. The entry is free and you can order different kind of drinks.
The EM-Arena at Schiffenberger Tal is the biggest public viewing location in Gießen. The entry costs 2 euros for the german matches and there are different food and drinks available.
Consulting Network is one of the oldest student consulting groups in Gießen. The members of Consulting Network are students of THM and JLU (Justus-Liebig-Universität) and lead projects in various fields: Marketing, Controlling, Event-Management, Financing, IT etc. Companies initiate these projects because Consulting Network offers a mix between good quality and low costs.
For students it is also a great opportunity to be part of Consulting Network because you can gain lots of work experience and get many business contacts that can drive your career in the future. One of our Internationals in THM WG 1 – Maria – is a member of Consulting Network since 2015, for her it was important to gain working experience with Germans and learn what it means to be part of a professional consulting group. In our video interview you will learn more about Consulting Network from Lucas who is a member of CN for more than three years now! Have fun and if you are interested check out their website for more information!
As we´ve mentioned in one of our former posts, we will get the chance to be on the Late-Night-Show which is produced by the THM Medienlabor in Friedberg. This livestream, under the name “6360 Friedberg”, is gonna be featuring all the Bloghouse WG´s, Constantin Weiße who is basically our “Bloghouse mentor” and of course the guys from the THM Medienlabor! It´s gonna be all around studying here in Germany mixed with some up-to-date topics and a good sense of humour. To give you a short introduction into what this all is gonna be about, here is the very first Teaser for the project “6360 Friedberg”! Make sure to tune in on the 23rd of June at 4 o´clock and visit our blog where we will post the video to see our THM WG 1 in action!