STUBE, advice for foreign students

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The project makes STUBE students from Africa, Asia and Latin America ambassadors of sustainable development. With what they learn in Germany, seek to support their home country.

Music has always been part of the life of Heyson Vargas. Encouraging and comforting to know what it can be for young people, especially for those with less means. Therefore, this Bolivian music teacher decides to use his stay in Germany to learn how to help the needy.
With the counseling program for students”” STUBE, World University Service (World University Service) aims to make students of African, Asian and Latin American experts on sustainable development.

Are taught outside the curriculum of their college careers, issues of cooperation seminars for development. Vargas has chosen the course of” Art for street children – mobile learning”, an initiative that helps street children to learn an instrument. With the knowledge you gain here, wants to work for those who require it in their homeland.

Solidarity from 13 nations

The seminar meets Colombian students, Iraqi, Nigerian, Chinese: solidarity as he, representing 13 nations. All currently living in Germany. For Corine Ngahan of Cameroon, this program is a great opportunity for exchange and discussion on development and policy. But on a personal level, the life of Ngahan, political science student, has been enriched by the project:” Now I have friends in Iran, Afghanistan, China, Morocco and, of course, Germany”

New start in the homeland

This is one of the objectives of STUBE. Want to help students stay in Germany and at the same time, enable them return to their homeland. According to Susanna Beierlein, STUBE adviser, it is important to broaden the perspectives of participants, let them see what they can bring to your country with the training received in Germany. Here are integrated, are comfortable, but also are likely to return.

An excellent proposal

The number of foreign students in Germany is around 230,000. Of these, three quarters come from developing countries. These addresses STUBE supply, awarded in 2010 as an official project of the UN in the Training section” sustainable development”

A Corine Ngahan convinced the idea of ​​not only help in Germany but also induce a change in his native country:” We all dream of giving back to our land. We want to move something.”

Authors: Michael Przibilla / Isabella Escobedo
Editor: Rosa Munoz Lima

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