Our projects with Taiwan
Every year about 30 exchange students from Taiwan come to visit Germany, to attend one school year at a german school and to live in a german host-Family, who welcomes them warmly. Alle students already in Taiwan started to learn German. Even though they attend a preparatory course in Hamburg and Berlin. They improve their German language and get in touch with German culture, to be ready for German all-day-life. The Exchange students are chosen by their Motivation, their civil Engagement and by their performance in school. The German host-families welcome the students on a voluntarily base as a guest of their family. This fosters real cultural Exchange, where both the exchange students and the host-families are encountered with a foreign culture, but also learn very much about themselves. Every year, we look for host-families, who enable this way of exchange. More Information on our host-family-Programme.
Articles in German newspapers (in German)
• Stephen aus Taiwan feiert deutsche Weihnachten
• Barmbeker holen Schüler aus Taiwan und Kolumbien nach Deutschland
Before the exchange programme starts all future Exchange students take part in a three-week preparatory summer camp in Hamburg and Berlin. Here you find more information on the preparatory summer camp. Within the course the exchange student improve their German language, get in touch with German culture and get interesting insides what opportunities they have, if they plan to study in Germany. They visit universities and career days. Here you find an article about a visit at the Northern Business School in Hamburg und hier einen Artikel über den ersten „Education and Career Day“ for Taiwanese highschool students at the FHM Berlin.
During the Exchange year Taiwanese students can participate in various trips in Germany and Europe. In Christmas time we visit a Christmas market (in Cologne or Berlin), in winter we have trip to the South to have snowy fun in Garmisch Partenkirchen to the Zugspitze. In Easter time we organize a trip to Prague. And at the end of the Exchange year in summer we offer a Eurotrip for students.
In the middle of the preparatory Course the Exchange students organize an cultural evening host families, representatives from Taiwan and all those interested in Taiwan. They Show Special talents, sing, dance and of course present the Taiwanese cuisine. Here you find some reports on tTaiwan evenings in the past (in German).
Trainings for German language teachers
In spring 2019 aubiko e.V. offers a teacher training Seminar for German language teachers from Taiwan. In June 2019 we also offer in cooperation with DAG a three-week-training Programm. More Information on teachers trainings (in German)
During the exchange Programme aubiko e.V. organizes a Photo Competition in spring and autumn with interesting prices.
As the exchange students from Taiwan spent a whole school year in Germany, we welcome them in december to a mid-term seminar. Here they can reflect two days, and share experiences of their first one-half year and set new goals for the second half. Here you find a report on a mid-term seminar.