Every two months we offer a 50% scholarship to the best student in A2 and B1 levels each to attend a further course at the Goethe-Institut, Bangalore.
Every year we offer scholarships to the two best students of the year of our advanced level to attend a further course either C1 or C2 in a Goethe-Institut in Germany. This is also a great opportunity to get a real insight into the way of life and culture.
In May this year the institute gave me an opportunity to attend a 4 week C2 course in Göttingen, Germany. The Institute took care of all the nitty gritties and the course itself was a mixture learning and preparation for the upcoming C2 examination. The extensive cultural activities organized by the Institute like sight seeing, grilling, films etc helped the students to bond with / understand each other and also understand the local culture.It was definitely an experience of a life time and all credit to Goethe Institute for making this possible. I would like to thank the Goethe Institute for extending continuous support and giving me the opportunity.
When the institute informed me that I would be offered a fully paid scholarship to do a 4-week C1 course in Germany ,it was an unbelievably pleasant surprise!The process and formalities were handled efficiently by the staff at Goethe Institute Bangalore and I attended a 4-week C1 course at Goethe-Institute Bonn in April this year.
The entire team at GI,Bonn was extremely friendly and welcoming.They were very helpful and took care of everything possible.They had arranged for my stay there in a fully equipped apartment with a very friendly family ,who made me feel instantly at home,and helped me throughout my stay there.My teacher there ,Udo Steves,too was extraordinary,both as a teacher and as a person.His classes were so interesting,interactive and fun filled,with discussions about the latest happenings,that not a single student in the class would realize how quickly time flew.The experience of learning amidst students from different parts of the world is in itself enriching.
The institute would also arrange for month- specific cultural and recreational programmes like day or night city guided tours,visit to neighbouring cities,sports activities,visits to cafes and other attractions.This gives students lots of opportunities to learn about Germany,it’s people,food and culture.I was lucky to be able to see the famous ‘Heerstraße’ with it’s cherry blossom trees in full bloom.
In all,this scholarship gave me a wide new experience of living and learning in Germany on my own for a month ,and has in the process taught me a lot and earned me some friends for life.I will be forever grateful to Goethe Institute for this opportunity.