Education © Goethe-Institut Neuseeland


Kiwis gaining new perspectives on the other side of the world.

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.

Brunch in Haendel Garden © Eins Lee

Student Exchange
Picturing Freiburg

Auckland student Eins Lee presents scenes from student exchange in Freiburg: exploring the city, meeting new people, taking classes, and hanging out…


Graduate Scholarship
Living the Seasons

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

Volunteering in Germany © Hannah McIntyre

Volunteering in Germany
Not Your Average OE

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…

Ana in train carriage © Ana Renker-Darby

Student Exchange
Half a Year in Heidelberg

Health sciences, politics and German – Ana Renker-Darby rounds off her conjoint degree with six months in Germany’s oldest university town… .