The Baden-Wurttemberg Seminar: Auf Wiedersehen und Schöne Reise!

October 7, 2019
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Fountain on campus of Stuttgart university in Germany.

Participants in the 2019 BW Seminar will be taking flight for Konstanz, Germany soon. The program begins on October 13, which typically means leaving the US on October 12. There is a lot of excited chatter among the participants as they prepare for this exceptional professional development trip.

You may have read descriptions of the BW seminar in Connect and elsewhere over the past several years and wondered:

- I work in international admissions / registrar’s / international credential evaluation / study abroad / something else to do with international education. Is this something for me?

- Can I justify being out of the office for a week in the fall?

- What could they possibly do, see, and learn on this seminar that my boss would approve of?”

The answers to the first two questions are: Yes and yes.

As to that third question, well…  Let’s let the BW Seminar speak for itself, via the the 2019 itinerary below. (Also, join the B-W mailing list to learn more and consider applying the 2020 application cycle.)


Sunday, October 13, 2019 

4:30 – 6:30 pm Walking tour of historical city center

6:45 pm Welcome dinner at Wessenberg


Monday, October 14, 2019

9 – 09:30 am Official welcome and short presentation of the University of Konstanz

9:30 -10 am Welcome and introduction of the seminar participants 

10 am Coffee break

10: 30 -11:30 pm Presentation of the German higher education system 

1 pm Lunch at the university canteen

2:30 pm Campus tour

4 pm Presentation of the Internationale Bodensee Hochschule (IBH) at PH Thurgau 

5 pm Apéro riche at Pedagogical University Thurgau (PHTG)

Afterwards: “Crossing the border” back home, walk to the hotel by the lake


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

9:30 am – 12 noon Visit of the Ellenrieder-Gymnasium Konstanz

12:30 pm Lunch at Brauhaus Johann Albrecht

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Visit of the University of Applied Sciences, Konstanz (HTWG) 

Campus Tour

6 pm Dinner at Holly’s


Wednesday, October 16, 2019 

10:15 am – 10:45 am Welcome, Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Wuerttemberg

11:45 – 12:15 noon Coffee break

12:15 - 12:30 pm Campus tour through University of Stuttgart

14 – 15:30 pm Visit of DHBW Stuttgart

15 – 16:30 pm Presentation of the Baden-Wuerttemberg School System

5:30 pm Return to Konstanz by coach


Thursday, October 17, 2019 

7: 30 am Departure to Ulm by coach

9:45 am – 10:45 am Visit of University Ulm

Welcome and presentation by Director International Office

11 am – 12:30 noon City tour through Ulm

1 pm – 2 pm Lunch in the city center

3 pm Visit of the University of Education, Weingarten (PH Weingarten)

5:30 pm Return to Konstanz by coach

7 pm Dinner at Wirtshaus


Friday, October 18, 2019 

8:40 am Departure to Singen by Train

9:45 – 11:45 am Visit of Bildungsakademie Singen

Presentation by the Advisor for Education and Vocational Training, Chamber of Crafts Konstanz

12 noon Lunch in the canteen, Bildungskademie

Afternoon Free time in Konstanz

7:00 pm Farewell dinner at Hafenhalle


As you can see, the BW Seminar participants are clearly in for an enriching educational experience; some really good food, fascinating cultural adventures; and the chance to meet students and colleagues from around the world. 

Is this program for you? Yes, and yes, and yes! Check out AACRAO’s and NAFSA’s websites in early 2020 for information about the 2020 seminar. 



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