Another year, another intercultural seminar

Another year, another intercultural seminar in Marienthal. This is the 25th time students from different Europe countries meet here. This year there are 57 students from 7 countries here. Every year students work in mixed groups to create something related to the seminars theme, which changes throughout the years and this year the theme is “Europe and EU – Don’t live it just through”.

This year students have a chance to choose in which of the 6 workshops they want to work in. There are actors, reporters, photo, spots, music and short film workshops. During the week students can learn and do things many of them can’t do at home, like making their own movies with professional equipment or learning how to take and edit the best pictures not only with phones, but with professional cameras, too. So this week students are working together with people they have never met before to create something original and to send a message to everyone, who is going to see their work. Also this year, for the first time, the seminar had a debate about the European Union and its strengths and weaknesses, which had great arguments from both sides.

Every year the seminar has a positive impact on the lives of students who come here. Some make new friends, some get inspired to make their own projects at home or find the courage to go to study abroad and to step out of their comfort zone to achieve something greater. And this year we wish, that students are just as open, friendly and creative as the previous  years and will go home with nothing but great memories, stories and impressions of other cultures.

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