Student Experiences – University of Würzburg, Germany
In 2017-18 two History students, Jessica Shapley and Kay Eldridge, went to Würzburg during semester one of their second year.
Kay said: ‘What I’d say to people thinking about doing an Erasmus exchange is that they definitely should! It’s an amazing experience yet challenging at times, especially during the first two weeks… but very quickly you settle in. I’ve made friends with people from all around the globe and the trips planned by the Erasmus staff are good for meeting other students and exploring the whole of Germany. Jess and I go somewhere different most weekends.
Würzburg is a very student-based town and there is lots to do - museums, churches, the Residenz palace, the Marienburg fortress and wine on the bridge, so you never get bored. If you worry that you will miss out on the party scene there are different clubs open every day till 5am, all with student discounts (the best is the river boat with three floors all playing different music!).’
Jess added, ‘Würzburg is a beautiful place and Erasmus is definitely an amazing opportunity, especially seeing the history ‘on the ground’ that we have been taught at Würzburg University… The German language course was great - I scored 91%! - and my History courses are really enjoyable.’
If you'd like to find out more about the exchange opportunities and destinations available to you, visit: www.chi.ac.uk/international/study-abroad-exchange/exchange-students/how-apply-outbound-students or contact Doreen Bravery on 01243 812183 or firstname.lastname@example.org.