Is it worth coming to MIT

Free University of Berlin

You have finished the last seminars, and the exams, which often fall in the first few weeks of the lecture-free period, will soon be over. But the term “semester break” means that the lecture period is the time in the semester in which courses take place. In the winter semester, it usually goes from mid-October to mid-February, with a short break around Christmas. In the summer semester, the lecture period starts in mid-April and ends in mid-April ... More “automatically mean that you won't set foot in the university for two months? It's a super long time, and at school too, Free University has a lot of taster offers for schoolchildren: There is a summer university, the children's university, the school's sustainability + climate protection university and many subject-specific offers. There are also various advisory services for school classes and individual students. In the event series “Uni ... More, it was often the case that after the fourth week in the summer vacation, you actually missed your friends, your favorite subject and even some teachers. After all, the university is open almost continuously. Here are 9 good reasons why it is worthwhile to be on campus every now and then during the so-called semester break. The campus is the area on which the university is located, the many buildings with seminar rooms and lecture halls, and all the other facilities that belong to it . The Freie Universität Berlin campus has three main locations: Dahlem, Düppel and Lankwitz. They all stop by:

1. Only three underground stations to the cool refreshment:

After a day of learning in the university library, you can reward yourself with a jump in the Krumme Lanke or the Schlachtensee. Unlike on the weekend, it is pleasantly empty here on weekdays. It takes a good quarter of an hour to get there by bike, but only slightly longer with the U3.

2. The sun is shining, the Berlin asphalt is burning and you want to relax outdoors?

Experience has shown that the usual places such as Tiergarten, Mauerpark or Volkspark Friedrichshain are packed, especially on nice days. Not so Dahlem. Here it says: Simply a cheap and fair-trade coffee in the Café Pi fetch, look for a favorite spot on the roof terrace and enjoy the sun.

3. Sitting at the desk and writing homework is exhausting enough ...

... you don't want to waste your remaining free time with such annoying things as shopping and cooking. Those who study on campus and in the cafeteria In the cafeteria there is delicious food at low prices. Students pay the least; Different tariffs apply for employees and guests of the university. The Free University has several canteens and cafeterias. There is also another ... More eats, saves time - often money - and still has a balanced diet.

4. Out of the stuffy gym, off to the countryside:

If you want to do sport during the semester or during the semester break, the Central Institution for University Sports (ZEH), or University Sports for short, is exactly the right place for you. Unisport offers more than 800 events in over 120 different sports each semester. There is a private ... More you can exercise outdoors, whether with badminton outdoor fitness or in a canoe on the Wannsee.

5. Harvest your own tomatoes and bury your hands in cool earth when planting flowers:

At UniGardening of the sustainability initiative Sustain it! in the botanical garden you can show your green fingers and plant your own vegetables.

6. In autumn for an Erasmus semester in Italy or vacation on the Polish Baltic Sea coast:

There are many reasons to learn a language. If you want to learn another language, the language center at Freie Universität is the right place for you. Here you can attend language courses and in the self-study center you get support in learning a foreign language independently. The self-learning center also arranges language tandem partners .... More you make progress particularly quickly.

7. Queuing at the printer?

During the semester, the course is counted in semesters. A semester lasts exactly six months: The winter semester runs from October 1st to March 31st; the summer semester from April 1st to September 30th. Every semester there is the lecture period and ... More the number of print jobs often shoots to astronomical heights. During the lecture-free time, you can print your seminar and homework texts on the university computers virtually undisturbed.

8. How do I apply correctly? What documents do I need? Where can I find an internship?

You will get answers to these questions in the workshops of the Career Service - also during the semester break.

9. No matter what drives you to campus during the holidays:

Don't forget to treat yourself to fresh strawberries or a delicious ice cream at the Dahlem-Dorf underground station! ?

By Lea Eichhorn

Photo above: pippilotta,

Author Verena BlindowPosted on Categories Mein CampusTags Campus, Jahreszeiten, Semesterferien, Studium