Meeting New People

Meeting new people in Halle, Germany: Meeting new people in Germany is one of the great exciting things about, traveling, volunteering and studying in Halle, (Saale). Throughout the year, The Excellence Center in Europe invites international people from all over the world to study German, Arabic, or intern and volunteer. Whenever your visit, you are guaranteed to find a diverse community of international peers working or studying with you.

Additionally, the Excellence Center in Europe employs some Syrian and German teachers as well as 3 staff employees. All of them are friendly, welcoming and keen to share their experiences with you. The Center also has a lot of Arab, German and refugee students who come to study or participate in the community development activities. The friends you make among this group, and the conversations you share, are one of the most rewarding aspects of visiting Halle.

On the first day of your arrival, you will be told that all of us here are like a family and should act like it. Being in a new place with a different culture and people, it definitely helps to have a group who include you unconditionally.

It goes without saying that the international volunteers and students in Germany, and the other participants here, all get along great. Everyone is in the same boat and we are all very supportive of each other.  Being an international volunteer, or a student in Germany, isn’t all work and no play, there are many opportunities to get out and do other things. You can hang out with your German or Arab host families as well as other international volunteers and interns.

On days off, international volunteers and students typically travel to places outside Halle (Germany), like Leipzig and Berlin. Staying in Germany for two or three months sounds like a long time, but it will fly by once you get stuck in. The best advice we can give to any prospective volunteers or students is thus to engage wholeheartedly in the culture and community development activities on offer.

Meeting new people in Halle (Saale), Germany through the Excellence Center in Europe is as rewarding as it is easy. Just come with an open mind, a willingness to communicate and engage with new people, and you are sure to have a great time in Halle (Saale) and make life-long memories.