Düsseldorf has more to offer than the two dots on the “u”. It is the capital of the German state North Rhine-Westphalia and centre of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region. Furthermore, ModernDüsseldorf is an international business and financial centre and also much known for its fashion and trade fairs.
Located in the south and north of Düsseldorf, the University of Applied Science, “FH D,” is one of the biggest universities of this type in the state of Northrhine-Westphalia. 7000 students are taught and qualified by 180 professors and 160 scientific research associates in 29 different study programmes at seven departments.
Students from Ewha have the opportunity to study in the department of business studies, which is the only department located on the Heinrich-Heine-University’s campus in the south of Düsseldorf.
And don’t be afraid of the German language. Exchange students can visit German courses as well as English courses such as International Trade, European Retail Marketing, Team Management, International Tax Law, European Community Law or Business German. Studying in small classes with less people is the typical advantage for the University of Applied Science.
There is also a great social life to be enjoyed in Düsseldorf. Lee Jin, an exchange student from Ewha in the summer semester 2010 said, “it was the actual moment when I felt the real university life. I still remember the green grass where I had endless chats with my friends and where we had some beers together. FH D offered me the very place where I could meet people.”
As Lee said, Düsseldorf is well-known for Altbier, a hoppy beer which could be translated as old style beer.
Other free-time activities could be spending time in the “old town,” watching Düsseldorf’s football team, Fortuna Düsseldorf, and enjoying the biggest cultural events in Düsseldorf, the carnival festivities. It’s well-known as the “fifth season” which starts every year on November 11 at 11:11 a.m., and reaches its climax on Rose Monday, featuring a huge parade through the streets of Düsseldorf. And don’t forget to try traditional meals in the region such as Rheinischer Sauerbraten which is a beef roast marinated for a few days in vinegar and spices or Düsseldorfer Senfrostbraten which is a steak roasted with special mustard.