Sunday, April 26, 2015

Comparative Study at The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Justus-Liebig University, Germany 2007

          This post is about my experience during a Comparative study at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, Germany in  2007. I was sponsored by The German Insustries Scholarship (GIS). First, I would like to thank GIS sponsoring companies and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for the opportunity and trust given to me so I can be supported by the German Industries Scholarship (GIS) and receive a scholarship to do a comparative study and follow a University Summer Course 2007 in Germany
            I was flying to Germany from Soekarno Hatta International Airport on 4th August 2007 using Royal Brunai Airlines. We transited in Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunai Darusalam) and Bangkok (Thailand) before we arrived in Frankfurt International airport.
            At 5th August 2007, I arrived at Frankfurt International airport, Germany. I met two friends of mine at this airport and then we went to their home in Mainz. I really enjoy my first day in Germany, it was really nice. I said: “Wow, finally I can visit Germany again”. On 5th August 2007 we visited a secondhand goods market (Flohmarkt) in Wiesbaden. It was really interesting and of course cheaper than in a normal market. Because of the jetlag, I felt very tired on my first day in Germany. I have taken a long rest and slept very tight at night.

            Comparative Study at Justus Liebig University

            On 6th-11th August I made comparative studies at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Justus-Liebig University (JLU), Giessen, Germany. I stayed by Family Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernd Hoffmann, a Professor for Physiology and Pathology of Reproduction and a Lecturer at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Justus-Liebig University. Prof. Bernd Hoffmann and his family are very kind, patient and nice to me.
          I find very invaluable that they are so patient to listen and communicate with me although I made many mistakes in German language. In order to improve my German skills, they motivated me to speak German even they can speak English very well. They also told me a lot about Germany and especially about Veterinary Medicine education system and organization in Germany.
Comparative study at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Giessen

Dinner with Prof. Bernd Hoffmann and family

           During my comparative study at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Justus-Liebig University, Giessen, I particularly visited the Institute of Veterinary Pathology, and participated in student training and patient care in the Clinic for Small Animals and the Clinic for Veterinary Obstretrics, Gynaecology and Andrology of Large and Small Animals.
On my first day, Prof. Dr. med. vet. Manfred Reinacher, the Dean of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine explained me about the general overview of this Faculty. He was very kind and conducted me to go around the Faculty and explained me more about the facilities and activities in Faculty of Veterinary Medicine JLU. I find it very interesting and unforgettable. Although I just visit this Faculty for one week but it gave me a lot of very valuable experiences especially for my study. 
During my visit, Prof. Krammer in the Clinic for Small Animals also allowed me to assist veterinarians for a bone-operation. It was very interesting, because the veterinarians worked very professional, sterile and seriousy. I was also surprised that they also listened to music during the operation. I guess it makes them feel more relax.

Sightseeing around Giessen and Reunion
          As I was a child, I lived and studied in Giessen for five years. I still have contact with my ex classmates. We made an appointment and meet each other. It was very nice and I am so happy that I can meet my friend again after 12 years! He and his sister guided me around the city and showed me some tourist places in Giessen, for example the Botanical Garden, Giessen Theater and some monuments. We have driven to our Elementary school and visited the house where I lived 12 years ago. It was a rare but nice and unforgettable feeling as I walked on the same road where I had walked everyday in the past for 12-17 years ago! The road and my ex-house have not changed a lot. 
Visiting the apartment where I lived in 1990-1995

Hmm, I am pretty sure that I will visit Giessen again :-).


  1. waktu kunjungan ini,,,,sudah addicted dg minyak angin blon? :D

    1. Hahaha, abang Hotank ini terkesan banget ya dg aroma khas saya.... Untung pas 2007 belum addicted, kalau gak bisa2 Prof tempat saya nginap gak mau menampung saya lagi... hihihi..

  2. Ahahaha... you're inspire me to write. Now I'm thinking to revive my blog. But firstly I must conquer the mental barrier to write. There are many stories from different part if the world to share.

    1. Mas Adhi, you started your Blog on April 28th 2008 in Germany, right? that's exactly 7 years ago.. Ayo nulis lagi Mas :-). I also want to read your colorful life experiences ;-)..