RWTH International Academy

Program Reviews

Leonardo
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I had the opportunity of doing this Summer Course in 2017. I am sure it was one of the best experiences of my life and there are lots of different aspects that make me say that.

FIrst, talking about the academic part. I have contact with three fascinating teachers. They always cared so much for our learning and were always clever during the explanations. We were motivated for continuing our studies at home and applying in a final project. Not only the academical subjects were remarkable for me, but also about the methods for learning and studing will make a big difference for my academical and professional life. The institution RWTH Aachen and its structure are immense, its name for sure makes an important impact in our CV.

For me it is really hard describing the support we had. The international academy was always there, prepared, polite and friendly, solving all our problems and giving amazing advices. Even before the exchange program they were active and efficient by e-mails. In Aachen they made us feel at home and get the best possible for this experience.

Aachen is a small but active town. The night life was alive almost everyday and one could always find something interesting to do. It is important pointing that Aachen is a student town, full of young people. Besides that, the international academy always propose some activities that made our stay even better. The weekends were free and we could travel to different amazing cities, as Aachen is located in the middle of Western Europe. The group of students with us was amazing. Lots of interesting people from all over the world, having incredible experiences to share and new moments to live.

The housing was well located, in front of the Hauptbahnhof. It was easy for getting to the center of Aachen. The bedrooms were good and sharing one was not difficult. The common areas were important and good for us to socialize. The internet was a small problem, as sometimes it was not really fast. We had some trouble with the energy at the kitchens, but it was always fastly solved. Everyone had its own key and could arrive at the time one wants.

Overall, I would definetaly recommend Aachen. In all aspects this time made me a better professional and person. I am already prepared for applying again next year and living it all again!

What would you improve about this program?
Just small problems could be fixed. About the accomodation the internet could be better. One other thing that would make the summer course perfectwould be changing the its duration for 4 weeks, in spite of just 3. This way we would learn more about the subjects and would have more time in this amazing city.
Deniz Can
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Attending one of the most prestigious university summer school allowed me to learn a lot of things about Industry 4.0 and i expanded my horizon through World’s greatest academicians.
Also,i experienced German culture such as foods,arts and historical places.
In conclusion,if you are interested in Industry 4.0 and want to experience the best technical German University,you should attend this summer school.

Tushar
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This summer school program on " Sustainable Energy Technology" successfully met all the expectations that I had in my mind. The course was well structured, with academics being the top priority, followed by excursions and fun activities. I had an amazing time interacting with professors who were super focused on their field of work, especially Dr. Andreas who was highly dedicated towards his work and gave us a nice tour of his workplace in Wiesbaden. I loved interacting with people from various nationalities, varied ethnic backgrounds, yet we all shared a common interest, to learn and share the knowledge available, to make this world a better place. I took some time on weekends to visit the neighboring countries of Belgium and Netherlands and loved each and every second of my experience. All in all, it was a very nice experience and I would love to come back soon enough to upgrade my knowledge as well as enrich myself with the amazing land of ideas- Deutschland.

Herzlich Willkommen

Tushar

What would you improve about this program?
I would say increase the duration of the course by a day or two and stress more on the simulation exercises so that we can actually take back something useful out of it. Rest everything was fine
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Gabriel
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Staying in Aachen and studying at RWTH were one of the most incredible experiences I've ever had. I'm so grateful for all the attention, support, lectures, trips and all the learning that came from all these things. I've met people that for sure will continue being my friends for a long time. I just want to thank RWTH Summer School Team for such an amazing chance of getting to know Germany a little bit better. I hope I'll be back someday.

What would you improve about this program?
Better housing, the wifi wasn't good and the stove wouldn't work sometimes.
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Omar
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I was really lucky to participate to the summer school of RWTH university, and to be supervised by the Institute of General Mechanics. It is an unforgettable experience. It allowed me to attend exellent lectures and to meet high-level professors. Also the summer school team was very welcoming and genial. The program was very well organized, I enjoyed the visit of the Julich Center.
Moreover, spending two weeks in Aachen, allowed me to discover the beautiful historical city, to know many amazing people from all over the world, and to try the student life in Germany.
I really hope to return to Aachen for a new experience.

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Laura
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Definitely the summer school of "Automation and simulation" is a great experience that I recommend. It made me grow both intellectually and personally, because I learned different things that have served me a lot for my professional career but I also met many people from around the world, from whom I learned about their culture and with whom I shared unforgettable moments.
 
I want to thank the entire summer school team for the great organization that had the course and events, and also for being always ready to help us make this experience the best.

Samhita
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Living and studying at RWTH International Academy Aachen was one of the best experiences I've had.
Learning with a group of international people definitely gave me a better perspective on understanding things.
The program was designed well with a lot of practical knowledge which was given in parallel to the classes.

Their field of research and expertise is remarkable with hands-on experience on upcoming technologies and manufacturing processes.
I would definitely recommend this summer school program and i would love to go back to Aachen someday.

What would you improve about this program?
It would be great if the program offered industry visits to few manufacturing companies.
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Sabarish
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Absolutely worth the time and money. Worth even more, actually. Great people, great place, great University. Perfectly organised. Near faultless.
Academic content covered a wide base, and sufficient amount of information and training was provided. The professors were all very professional and knowledgeable.
Accommodation was satisfactory - WiFi here was a problem.
Food at the University was very good, and many restaurants in town are excellent.
Transport was easy- bus pass was provided for the entire Aachen region and surrounding regions.
The BeBuddy programme was very helpful as well.

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Juan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My experience at RWTH International Academy was just awesome! I had never been part of such as amazing institute before. We were able to get to know some of the German culture, the student lifestyle (which I think is so great in Aachen), their food, their incredible architecture and all the beautiful landscapes that such as cozy place as Aachen and Germany itself offer. The staff is so friendly and supportive, they planned many fun activities for us like tours, a soccer match, a day for cooking at our German buddies and others.
Besides, the academic part was really good structured, all activities were meaningful and effective for our learning. Professors and lectures were top; that was something I really appreciate because in every lecture when I would look at the professors the only thing I could think about was that I dream to be as a great professional as they are. Also, something I totally highlight is that technology was well implemented in the course; we had all the resources to redesign a product and then 3D print it for our final project.
All in all, I absolutely recommend this experience to anyone, it is fun, it is meaningful and you will never regret.
PS: Actually, My experience was that awesome that my dream is coming back Aachen to do my master's degree.

What would you improve about this program?
Well, I consider the only little problem we had was that the internet connection was not so fast at the boarding house.
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Sruthi
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I would really appreciate the way in which the program was structured.We had equal time allocated for lectures,industry visits and not to forget, the fun activities:).The lectures were
very informative and showcased true German Engineering.Though, there was lot to consume within a short time, the professors were always ready to help us out which made it easier.I had
an awesome opportunity to connect with people from different regions and it was indeed a
great experience learning together.

The lecturers are top class and I would encourage students to make the most out of them. The food, accommodation and the shuttle to the industries were very well planned and executed. The buddies were of immense help to us in getting familiar with the city and it was lovely to have spent quality time with them in knowing more about German culture and Aachen.Do not
worry about the final exam .You can ace it if you are able to get the concepts clear (will be easy..:))

Some of my notable memories would include, trying my hands on an electric kart for the first time (...I floundered badly..;) ) and test drive in BMWi8 ( one of my favorites..),the BBQ we had with one of the prof and buddy cooking:)...Overall, it was an enriching experience .RWTH is an inspiring place and every day I spent at the International Academy was truly amazing and valuable.

What would you improve about this program?
The Wi-Fi facilities at our rooms were very poor and the management team was not reachable at times when I faced certain minor issues while vacating the room. Those are the few areas where there could be some improvement.Nonetheless, the program is great and I would highly recommend it to everyone.