In the following you find an overview of the current projects. If you have any questions, please contact us by phone or write an email to: email@example.com.
Our projects during the Pandemic
The Covid 19 pandemic will mean a break in 2020 for the aubiko projects. After many projects had been carried out until March, numerous projects had to be postponed afterwards – but postponed is not cancelled – we have also been able to establish new projects.
Projects in 2022
Die Pandemie hat uns besonders eine Sache gelehrt: wir haben alle noch nicht ausgelernt! Aubiko e.V. möchte mit diesem Programm als Leuchtturm für pädagogische Fachkräfte aus Deutschland und Polen Unterstützung dabei bieten, die aktuellen Herausforderungen in der interkulturellen Jugendarbeit gekonnt, sicher und vor allem mit einem Mehrwert für die Jugendlichen zu meistern.
In den Workshops bearbeiten wir mit den Teilnehmer/-innen die zentralen Themen, Fragen und Herausforderungen im heutigen interkulturellen Jugendaustausch. Darunter fallen beispielsweise fachlich-didaktische Fragen, die angesichts der derzeitigen Situation mit einem Fokus auf digitale Formate beantwortet werden, bürokratische und finanzielle Fragen, interkulturelle und pädagogische Fragen mit Blick auf aktuelle gesellschaftlich und politisch relevante Themen.
Projects in 2021
Student encounter in Cologne
Together with the Montessori-Gymnasium in Cologne and the Lyceum Ogólnokształcące in Stanisława Staszica in Lublin, a youth exchange took place in Cologne from 25th to 29th of October 2021. 20 10 grade Montessori-Gymnasium German students and 16 9/10 grade Polish Lyceum students spent five days intensively dealing with the topic of the media landscape. Among other things, they dealt with the role of the media in today’s world, but also with the importance of diversity in public broadcasting activities. In addition, the participants worked on the importance and responsibility of the media in dealing with fake news, cyberbullying and hate speech. The overarching goal was to learn how to deal with today’s media landscape, including the Internet and social networks, in a self-responsible manner.
On Monday, 03/22/2021 at 6:00 pm we will be hosting another info night about our outbound student exchange program. We now also offer an exchange year in Italy or France. The info evening will be held via Zoom – to register please contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
New telc-dates – sign up now!
Watch this video to get a glimpse of what our online student encounters look like!
New dates for the Telc exams!
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Last week, we from aubiko e.V. had the opportunity to participate in the workshop „TRIYOU online“, organized by the German-Polish Youth Office (DPJW) and to exchange ideas with interested people from Poland, Germany and Ukraine. The seminar was aimed at multipliers who are involved in international youth work with a focus on youth exchange.
First, all participants reported on their respective experiences and approaches during the pandemic and worked together to find solutions to the often similar challenges.
Due to the creativity and communication skills of all participants, an exciting exchange could take place and interesting strategies could be discussed.
Through a varied presentation by the organizers, we were able to get to know and try out new online tools.
Finally, together with the other participants, we formulated our goals and ideas for future projects. We are curious to see what will become of these drafts.
We from aubiko e.V. thank you very much for the successful organization and look forward to the next exciting workshop!
We say goodbye to Soundouss, who did her student internship with us for the last 2 weeks, thank her for her support and wish her all the best!
„My name is Soundouss, I am 17 years old and I come from Morocco. I did my internship at aubiko e.V. from 11.01.21 to 22.01.21 and it was a lot of fun . The aubiko team is very warm, friendly, helpful and they help me to integrate into the team. On the first day I met Katharina and Julia and they were very nice and explained everything about the work and projects. And during the two weeks I could meet many nice people: Annika, Maike, Lena, Damiens, Emma and Christian. Unfortunately, the team was in home office, so I could not meet all of them.
I worked in the project Student Exchange Cali 21 and it was a cool experience because I learned about another culture and also many things about Germany. Annika , Maike and Katharina worked on this project and I helped a little bit ( making a poster for the exchange students, creating Kahoot, taking screenshots and writing Facebook posts …) and I also participated in the preparation course.
I also did some accounting with Damien. He helped me a lot and explained many things about the field.
I learned many new things, like teamwork and they helped me to improve my German.
Julia was a very good internship supervisor, she always has positive energy and she loves her job, so she was very pleasant.
I am very thankful for the whole Aubiko team helping me to spend my two weeks in a good environment and without any problems.
On 12.11.2020 we organized an information evening about our student exchange programs to the UK and Ireland via Zoom and were thus able to present interested students and their parents different possibilities to go with us to the UK and Ireland. Both the shorter language and cultural trips and the longer-term student exchange programs offer students a great opportunity to experience British/Irish culture, live with a host family, and improve their language skills.
The next information evening will take place in January 2021 – we are looking forward to it!
Feel free to contact us at any time if you are interested in our programs and would like to register for our info evening!
Your team from aubiko e.V.
Here you can read more about our online course „Studying in Germany“ with a focus on STEM subjects.
In cooperation with the German-Danish Chamber of Commerce Friederike Krause offers various language courses and intercultural training. You can find more information here!
Promoting intercultural exchange at schools
Since August 2019, the AJA Arbeitskreis gemeinnützige Jugendaustausch (AJA), together with its member organizations, has been implementing the project Schule:Global, which is supported by the Robert Bosch Foundation. The aim of the 2.5-year project is to support schools in implementing intercultural learning and exchange. To this end, a seal was developed to reward schools that take on this task and (further) develop intercultural goals for their school. In addition, schools can make use of a coach who accompanies the school individually along the way and inspires more people for this topic through offers and training. The newly created website www.schule-global.de provides detailed information about the coach’s services, the possibilities of obtaining the seal, and the offers of the AJA member organizations.
We at aubiko e.V. are pleased that we can continue to develop our cooperation with schools and hope for a lot of interest and schools that use the new seal for themselves and promote exchange at schools.
TELC exam on Saturday 10.10.2020
You would like to certify your language skills for school, job or a university study?
As a certified TELC partner, aubiko e. V. offers a B2 Telc examination on Saturday 10.10.2020.
You can find more information here!
The exciting reports on our project „MoinZukunft“, sponsored by the Hamburg Climate Protection Foundation, is now ready. If you are interested, you can find it under the following link: moinZukunft
Climate fasting – How can nutrition be changed in a climate-friendly way?
Our current project takes place in cooperation with the Hamburg district schools and deals with sustainable and climate-friendly cooking. Our project is dedicated to individual CO2 emissions from eating and aims to empower young people to question their food consumption and develop individual action plans to change their own diet. On the first day of the workshop, we work with the students on the topic of sustainability and look at our own ecological footprint. On the second day of the workshop, we will cook environmentally friendly meals together. Each dish will be documented with photos and will be part of a recipe calendar.
Supported by #moinzukunft – Hamburger Klimafonds
On Thursday, October 8, 2020, Friederike Krause held a webinar for Finnish German teachers on the topic of „Gender-appropriate Language“. Here you can watch the video
This exciting interview with aubiko was created as part of an initiative with the Norwegian German Teachers‘ Association. It is about the music scene of the DDR and about how one could get involved at that time and what obstacles there were. The interview ends with an appeal to all young people.
We have good news! The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg has granted us public recognition as a provider of independent youth welfare services. We are already looking forward to the upcoming projects!
In cooperation with the East Bavarian Technical University Amberg-Weiden aubiko e.V. offers a winter school for 33 students of the Niels-Brock-College from Copenhagen from 01/18 – 03/12/21. We are searching for host families who are willing to accept 1 or 2 Danish students. The students are between 16 and 18 years old. Join us as a host family!
We are now a telc certified examination centre.
Ludwig and Theodor were interviewed by the Schleswig-Holsteinische Newspaper about starting school in Denmark in Corona times! Here you can read the great coverage!
Since 02/20/2020 aubiko e.V. is proud holder of the EU quality seal (ESC52) and therefore entitled to accept volunteers and implement volunteer projects within the European Solidarity Corps! We are very happy!
Friederike Krause talks in an interview with the Late Night Show from the district school Alter Teichweg about the school start in Denmark despite the contact ban: https://youtu.be/9h-CfPVmaVs
For several weeks now, the exchange students have been meeting daily in our virtual classroom and talking about current topics such as the coronavirus, their home countries, their host families and about Germany. Not only do they improve their German language skills, but despite curfews and quarantines, they can also maintain social contacts and have fun with their friends. Here you can watch a great video!
On Wednesday, 05/20/2020, from 16.00-17.00 Julia Birnbaum-Crowson interviewed Katre Merilaid from the Estonian German Teachers‘ Association. In the Zoom interview, which took place in cooperation with the German Foreign Association (DAG), they talked about the handling of Corona in Estonia, especially in the school sector.
aubiko offers online support with homework and tutoring during the Corona crisis. You can find more information here!
Also next year we offer our educational trip to Cuba, which is already accredited in numerous countries. Here you can find more information.
On Thursday, the 05/07/2020 from 16.00-17.00 pm the online further education „Corona-German“ with over 50 participants, organized by aubiko e.V. and the German Foreign Society, took place! Thank you for your active participation! Here you can see some pictures!
aubiko is involved in the AJA project “ Schule: Global“ through seminars at German schools. Read more about the project here!
aubiko provided several intercultural trainings for the German-Danish Chamber of Commerce in Copenhagen in May. Click here for more information.
On 05/28/20 we offered an online seminar on „Corona German“ for Danish German teachers. Click here for the flyer!
Together with the Cuban Embassy, students and teachers of the district school Alter Teichweg and participants of our educational trips to Cuba, we organised an exciting online seminar, where everyone shared their experiences and impressions of the aubiko projects with Cuba. Here you can see the results: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYwXSy0xhPA
We share with you this interesting article by Julia Birnbaum-Crowson from aubiko e.V. and Martin Gerold from DAG, which was recently published in the first issue of the Lithuanian German Teachers‘ Association’s information booklet „Miteinander“. The article „Corona Deutsch“ deals with standard German in Germany. You can read the article here!
TELC exam on Saturday 09/26/20 and on Saturday 10/10/20
You would like to certify your language skills for school, job or a study visit?
As a certified TELC partner, aubiko e. V. offers a B2 Telc exam on Saturday 9/26/2020 and Saturday 10/10/2020.
You can find more information here!
We are participating in the Unity Award, an initiative that honors social commitment to the growing together of East and West Germany – and we need your support! Before an expert jury selects the winners, the projects are announced for public voting. Our „Contemporary Witnesses“ project, in which young people have interviewed some contemporary witnesses to the post-war period and the inner-German division, can be found in the „Youth“ category.
A click on the traffic light man beneath the project short description is enough to support us and the project: https://www.einheitspreis.de/bewerten/
Insights into the project and an interview are also available on the website of the Unity Award: https://www.einheitspreis.de/Einreichungen/zeitzeugen/
Thanks for your help!
Our Projects 2018:
From 5th to 7th December 2018, our mid-term seminar for exchange students from Taiwan and Mexico, who stay in Germany for one scholar year, took place in Cologne. Here you get an impression
From the 13 August until the 1 September 2018, we are hosting a preparation course for exchange students from Taiwan. Click here for the report
From the 26 August until the 1 September 2018, there will be a trip to Munich, Dresden and Berlin for our exchange students from Colombia. Click here for the report
From the 1 until the 21 July, children from Colombia are visiting Hamburg and Berlin and are taking German classes. Click here to see the report and photos
From the 23 June until the 7 July 2018, several exchange students went on a trip through Europe. Click here for the report
Exchange student Angel from Taiwan won our foto contest and two tickets to the Heidepark Soltau. Congratulations!
From the 27 until the 30 May 2018 Friederike Krause went to Taiwan in order to attend the PSP Seminar.
On 13 April the exchange students from Cali landed in Frankfurt and got to meet their host family one day later all over Germany!
From the 13 until the 18 May 2018 students from Shanghai visited Frankfurt and Munich. They discovered the cities as well as the German school system.
Learning Spanish and discovering Colombia – these two are combined in the new language course in Bogotá. More about the course
Musiksalon Multikulturell – On the 7th June we will host a musical event in our office and are looking forward to welcoming musicians from all over the world! Click here to read more about the Musiksalon in German
In the German newspaper Zeit im Osten an article about how the current political situation in Germany is influencing student exchange was published. Click here to see the article in German
We are currently looking for host families for our exchange students from Taiwan and Colombia. Click here to read more about the program in German
You can now find and book the courses and trips on the site Language International. Click here to see our Profile
On the first weekend in February, exchange students from Bogotá arrive in Frankfurt. Before they get to know their host families, they participate in the aubiko preparation course.
From the 17 until the 19 January the first international school exchange trip took place. A class from Silkeborg in Demark came to visit Lubeck together with aubiko. Click here to see more
From the 11 until the 13 January and the 26 until the 28 January the Midseminars took place for our Taiwanese students. There was enough time to talk about experiences, ideas and many other aspects! Click here to see the report and photos
Exchange student Alex from Taiwan did an internship at a local farm. Click here to see his report in German
On the 12 December 2017 the Christmas party of the team in Hamburg took place – a perfect opportunity to review the last year and get into the Christmas spirit.
During the first weekend in December, a meeting for the aubiko student exchange staff from all over Germany took place in Hamburg.
Aubiko participates in the Google.org Impact Challenge 2018. An expert jury and a public voting will choose the winner that will be promoted by Google. More about the challenge
In cooperation with SenVital, aubiko will be offering apprenticeships in the field of care and health in Germany. More about the offer
As of the 15 January 2018, aubiko will offer courses, seminars and lectures in the field of transcultural competence for the German police academy. Further information
The aubiko team is happy to announce that all the exchange students of the Bogotá 2018 program have been placed in a host family.
From the 8 until the 10 December 2017, a Christmas trip to Berlin took place. The participants enjoyed the Christmas markets as well as the capitals‘ several monuments.
On the 25 January 2018, aubiko invites you to join the Musiksalon. This time, we will have several performances by local piano students of Mrs Elke Gravert and Mrs Viktoria Rok. More about the Musiksalon
On the 5 and 6 October 2017, aubiko participated in the AJA expert conference on education abroad and student exchange. More about the conference
From the 29 October until the 5 November, an educational trip to Warsaw took place. the participants had the opportunity to intensively get to know the polish capital and its inhabitants. More about the educational trip to Warsaw
As a follow-up to the ICEF 2017 we invite the participants of the Workshop to learn more about aubiko e.V. and Hamburg as an international educational Metropolis. Click here to see the flyer
On the 30 November 2017, aubiko showed the winners of the German Olympics the city of Hamburg. Together with German teachers from Denmark, Estonia, Latvia and Poland they participated in a seminar offered by the Deutsche Auslandsgesellschaft Lübeck.
On the 9 November, Monica Carmona of Conexiones Educativas from Mexico visited aubiko. We are looking forward to cooperating in terms of student exchange, language courses and trips.
In the beginning of November 2017, Mr Mohammad Anisuzzaman of Faith Overseas Ltd. from Dhaka, Bangladesh, visited aubiko in Hamburg. Together with Mr Pollmann and Dr. Rüdiger von Dehn of the Northern Business School, he was introduced to the student exchange possibilites in Germany. Click here to get to the photo gallery
27 exchange students from Taiwan had the chance to get to know more about the German University System at the „Education and Career Day“ organised by the FHM Berlin. To the official press release
From the 29th until the 31st October 2017 the ICEF for „International educators, service providers, work & travel professionals, and the world’s best agents“ takes place in Berlin. Mrs Krause (Managing board) and Mr Pollmann (International Cooperations) will represent aubiko. More about the ICEF
From the 15 October until the 21 October 2017, Mr Pollmann (International Cooperations) went to Korea together with the Fachhochschule des Mittelstands (FHM) and presented aubiko to several interested educational institutions. Click here to get to the photo gallery
Aubiko will be present at the „Norwegische Deutschlehrertage“ in Oslo from the 26th to the 28th October 2017, an Event for German teachers in Norway. More about the Deutschlehrertage
Mrs Krause (Managing Board of aubiko e.V.) went to Taipei from the 13th until the 15th of October in order to inform about study opportunities in Germany with a focus on preparatory college, language courses and Master programs.