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What is ASSIST?
Elderly and experienced adults – SeniorConsultants – support international students during their stay in Germany while they study at Ulm University. This is the basic idea of ASSIST. The word is the short form of Active Partnership and Support of SeniorConsultants for International Students.
ASSIST was founded by some English study courses as well as the Centre for General Scientific Continuing Education of Ulm University, shortly ZAWiW, in the context of a pilote phase end of 2006. Besides the students of the master courses taught in English also students of the German University of Cairo may join to ASSIST.
The project got a start-up financing until 2008. Currently cultural activities e.g. visits of museums are still supported by Ulm University.
Within ASSIST intercultural and intergenerational bridges are built. Practically the project’s output is an exchange of experiences and competences between students and SeniorConsultants, for example at common parties, by learning the German language, on excursions. Contacts are possible in groups or individually.
How can I participate at the events of ASSIST?
All members of ASSIST will get a detailed invitation-letter by email for each event. In most cases a registration is necessary via the respective organizer.
In order become a member at ASSIST please contact the coordinator rmiksch(at)t-online.de for registration. You will be then included into the mailing list and will receive invitations for our events.
In case that you need individual help, you should also contact Rüdiger Miksch. See also for the individual offers of our senior consultants.
Proposals for additional excursions are most welcome. Students and senior consultants are asked to send them also to rmiksch(at)t-online.de.