Sometimes life on campus can be a bit hard, especially if you are far from home in a foreign country trying to figure out how everything works. Life gets even harder when you’re a christian struggling to find other Christians on campus. If you are an international student who is struggling with one or both of these, or just stressed out by daily student life, or simply interested in connecting with international and German students, we as part of the IFES want to give you a break from your daily struggles. A TIMEOUT so to say.
With TIMEOUT we want to give you the opportunity to relax from your daily struggles as an international student. As well as creating both, a platform acting as a hub for Christian students from where to form smaller bible study groups and a way to reach out to our big local international student community. Since our Sunday meetings are far to short to have in-depth conversations about the issues we talk about, we want to encourage Christian international students to form smaller bible study groups. So drop by every Sunday afternoon 5pm, have some tea or coffee, meet friendly faces, connect with fellow Christians and engage in friendly discussions on various topics.
to mark the beginning of advent season (the time of preparation for Christmas) we want to use this and the next Sundays to introduce you to what and why Christmas is and is celebrated almost everywhere as well as give you a small insight into local customs connected to it.
topic of the day: local Christmas customs
Besides continuing with the string of Christmas related topics, we will start reading the announced „uncover“ books, and are going spend some time practicing our German as well.
topic of the day: Why do we even celebrate Christmas?
For everyone interested in continuing to read „uncover“: of course we again will have a table ready for you to explore what exactly Christianity is all about. For those interested in practicing German we will provide a table for you to speak some German. Besides that we also are going to conclude our string with the
topic of the day: How does celebrating Christmas in Germany look like?