Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing...

I was lucky enough to attend the launch of the wiki Das Auslandsjahr in Deutschland yesterday evening, on a dark, cold March evening at NUI Galway. Despite the bleak weather beating against the windows, inside the classroom of AM205 a heart warming tale unfolded of collaboration and triumph for an engaged class of third level students. The evening was initiated by Doris Devilly, a lecturer in the German Department at NUI Galway, and her students in the B.Comm with German programme who showcased their own hard work on an carefully crafted wiki resource, packed with useful information to pass along to next year's students.

It was a really fascinating to hear the stories behind their Erasmus experience. Each member of the class stood up in turn, to confidently speak about their overseas adventures, and show us their contributions to the wiki detailing their progress (and occasional misadventures) in a new land.

Doris - all I can say is congratulations on a truly inspirational evening! Thanks for the invitation for us to come along and experience the infectious enthusiasm for ourselves.
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