Anyone expecting a concise definition of “Bildung” will have to look elsewhere.
This is because:
1. translating “Bildung” into English is notoriously difficult; and
2. ready-made definitions are against the spirit of the word!
What you can find here instead are stories of Kiwis gaining new perspectives, expanding their horizons and making connections through adventures in "Bildung" overseas.
© Eins Lee
Auckland student Eins Lee presents scenes from student exchange in Freiburg: exploring the city, meeting new people, taking classes, and hanging out…
Balmy summer evenings, chestnuts in the autumn forests, Christmas markets with mulled wine, and an all-night festival to welcome the spring: Masters student Lara embraces change
© Hannah McIntyre
Ever heard of the German volunteer service? Hannah McIntyre explains how she went from high school in Auckland to working as a volunteer near the Black Forest…