43 students, 16 countries, 14 fields of study
For the first time ASSIST invited to an excursion to Constance at Lake Constance. The response to the invitation was overwhelming: more than 40 interested people signed up for only 25 places. The ASSIST team wanted to leave no one behind and decided to offer a day trip to Constance on two consecutive Saturdays. Thus on June 3 and 10, a total of 43 students from 16 countries, studying 14 different disciplines, went with ASSIST to Germany’s largest inland lake.
The sun was shining from the blue sky, a light breeze was brushing the skin from the lake and already the journey was varied. The first stage from Ulm to Friedrichshafen was a trip by train, from there we continued by bus to Meersburg. A walk through the picturesque little town led the group to the harbor, where the most beautiful part of the journey began, the ferry crossing to Constance. Here a professional city guide told the young people from all over the world about the eventful past of Constance from the Stone Age when lake dwellings were built on the shore of the lake to the years of the Constance Council in the late Middle Ages. Of course, afterwards there was an opportunity to enjoy the pulsating life of today’s university town, whether in the alleys of the old town or on the shores of Lake Constance.
Author: Gudrun Köpf