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
I was flying to
on 4th August 2007 using Royal Brunai Airlines. We transited
in Soekarno Hatta
International Airport Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunai Darusalam) and Bangkok ( )
before we arrived in Frankfurt International airport. Thailand
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
. I really enjoy my
first day in Mainz 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 .
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 Wiesbaden 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),
stayed by Giessen,
Germany 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, .
Prof. Bernd Hoffmann and his family are very kind, patient and nice to me. Justus-Liebig University
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,
I particularly visited the ,
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. Institute
of Veterinary Pathology
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
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. Giessen
|Visiting the apartment where I lived in 1990-1995|
Hmm, I am pretty sure that I will visit Giessen again :-).