My name is Kathrin Wild. I am 39 years old and grew up in the Sauerland. I studied cultural and language mediation at the Syddansk Universitet in Sønderborg, the Uni Joensuu in Finland and the Uni Flensburg. In Flensburg, I received my doctorate in German as a Foreign Language with a focus on pronunciation acquisition and didactics. My enthusiasm for other languages and cultures led me to teach German and English for several years in Slovenia, Denmark and England and to learn many other languages. After training English teachers at University College Syddanmark, I have most recently conducted research on early foreign language learning and multilingualism at the University of Bielefeld. For me, every experience abroad has been fraught with anticipation and anxiety in equal measure. What will await me? Will I be able to meet the linguistic and cultural demands placed on me? For me, going abroad means, on the one hand pushing myself to my limits, and on the other hand significantly expanding my own horizons and getting to know myself over and over again. What was actually waiting for me? Years of friendships, learning languages while playing cards, or with children, playing in different music ensembles, grape harvesting, corn harvesting, learning to milk,..... As part of the project, I am happy to be able to provide students with international experiences that meet their individual needs and to visit our partners in Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Hungary twice a year to promote internationalization in teacher education.
We are a small, highly motivated team with diverse experiences abroad. We look forward to collaborating with you -- just send us a message if you'd like to get involved. Maybe you have a project or event for which you still need a platform, or you want to do an internship in our project, or you just want to gain new experiences. Anyone who wants to join us is very welcome!
Hi, I'm Annika, 23 years old and I've been supporting the team since August 2021.
Since half of my family is from Finland and I spent a lot of time there, I grew up with the advantages of multiculturalism and I don't want to miss it at all. I find it incredibly exciting to exchange ideas with other cultures and to learn from each other. I would like to keep this up myself and encourage as many students as possible to take advantage of the opportunities that are offered to us!
I study Physical Education and English at EUF and last year I was able to establish contact with Danish students from UCSyd through a really great "Joint Module" as part of my studies. Afterwards, I decided to further support the internationalization at our university as part of the Partners in Mobility team.