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ISU Kassel 2010

ISU Kassel Student Guide 2010

Hessen International Summer University Kassel Sustainable Environment. Cultural Heritage. Student Potential. WE CARE.

ISU Program Excursion Accommodation Calling home Shopping Eating out and much more...

University of Kassel International Study Center Rm 2044, 2/F Kurt-Wolters-Str. 5 34109 Kassel Germany E-Mail: isu@uni-kassel.de Phone: ++49-(0)561-804-1869

All you need to know about studying and living in Kassel... Website: www.uni-kassel.de/isu


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Welcome to International Summer University Kassel! Staatstheater Kassel ( www.staatstheater-kassel.de/) Theater im Centrum (www.theaterimcentrum.de) Other Theater Possibilities (www.kassel.city-map.de/03030001) For the repertoire schedule and prices have a look at the website.

Theater/Opera ISU Kassel Student Guide 2010

U V Dear students, we are happy to welcome you to our summer program this year! We hope you will enjoy your stay in Kassel and at our university.

Meet our Team At the Hercules Monument. A spectacular water show is on every Sunday and Wednesday from 2:30pm– 3:30pm.

W Water show X Y

Finally, some useful terms for the MENSA. Enjoy~ FLEISCH - MEAT Braten-slow cooked/roast meat Fisch- fish Frikadelle- meatballs/burgers Hühnchen- chicken Kebab- kebab Puten...- turkey Rinderhack- ground/minced beef Rindfleisch- beef Schinken- ham Schnitzel– cutlet, sometimes breaded meat Schweinefleisch- pork Wurst- sausage GEMÜSE – VEGETABLES Bohnen- beans Champignons- mushrooms

Inga Ulrike Program Managing Coordinator Coordinator

Queenie Senior Advisor

Kartoffeln- potatoes Salat- salad Zwiebeln- onions ADERE - OTHER Auflauf- baked/casserole Beilagen- side dish Brötchen- bread rolls Ei- egg Käse- cheese )achspeisen-dessert Obst- fruit Penne- pasta Puffer- deep fried potatoes or others Reis- rice Spätzle-traditional, German pasta dish

Claudia Program Assistant

Julia Program Assistant

Ivdis Intern

Phone: +49 (0) 561 804 1869 Mobile: +49 (0) 176 54512179

Niamh Intern

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ISU Program Opening Ceremony Closing Ceremony Campus Tour

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Meetings Attendance Tandem

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Homestay

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Calling Home Emergency Numbers

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Insurance Internet Facilities on and off Campus

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Transport in Kassel and Travel Tips

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Shopping in Germany How to deal with garbage and other tips

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Course Schedules

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Cultural Program and Excursions

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Acknowledgement Kassel A-Z

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Words for MENSA

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Campus Map

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Spa and Swimming Pool

The University of Kassel, which hosts the ISU Kassel program, is a young and modern university. The campus of the university is considered to be one of the most attractive campuses in Germany, located at the heart of the city Kassel. Everything you need is on campus or within walking distance. The internationally oriented openness is the guiding principle of the University of Kassel, valued alongside innovative performance and interdisciplinary co-operation. The number of international students at the University of Kassel has been consistently above the national average for years. Students from 120 different countries come to study at the University of Kassel, whether to start their academic career or to continue their studies after having received their first degree.

Freibad Harleshausen: Wolfhager-Straße 470 (bus Nr.10) http://www.stwks.de/index.php?id=710 “Kurhessen Therme Kassel”, Wilhelmshöher Allee 361 (open MoSu 9:00 am – 11:00 pm) -- Spa ISU Kassel is a member of the Hessen International Summer Universities in Germany (Since 2001)

Sport

Functional gymnastics “Fitness und Funktionsgymnastik” Auesporthalle 4-6 Tuesday: 8.45pm-10:00pm Wednesday: 7:30pm-8:45pm Thursday: 6:15pm-7:30pm Friday: 6:15pm-7:30pm Recreational gymnastics “Ausgleichsgymnastik” Auesporthalle 5-6 Monday: 6:15pm-7:30pm

The University of Kassel is one of Germany’s outstanding universities in the field of environmental education and research. Based on this, ISU has developed an academic focus on environmental engineering, attracting international students from all over the world. For students interested in German culture, they also find their way to the city of Kassel where the Brothers Grimm and the documenta have left traces of their works not only on paper and exhibition halls but daily life of those living in Kassel. More than a German language course, ISU offers academic seminars focusing on the environmental aspect of engineering and the unique cultural and historical connections of Kassel to German culture. Most seminars are taught in English by experts in the specific areas of studies. Host families, firm visits, excursions, cultural programs are also carefully weaved into the program to offer the students an experience that is uniquely found in Kassel.

Freibad Wilhelmshöhe: Kurhaus-Str. 31. (bus Nr. 24, 52, tram 3) Outdoor swimming pool opening hours and rates at http://www.stwks.de/index.php?id=712

Weight room ”Kraftraum” Aueparkhalle Monday-Friday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Soccer Auesporthalle 4-6 Monday: 5:00pm-6:15pm Friday: 8:45pm-10:00pm NB: If you want to participate please give notice about your participation at least a day in advance to: alexsommer007@web.de sportreferat@uni-kassel.de

Supermarket (close to campus)

Aldi: Westring, or in the Kurfürsten-Galerie Lidl: Fuldatalstrasse (300 m from Weserspitze tram stop) Tegut: City Point or Königs-Galerie. Elvan Market (GAZI): Holländischestr. 49 Arabian, Turkish food. NB: Remember to bring along a bag to carry your groceries. Bags are available in the supermarket, but normally cost 10 cents.


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Opening Ceremony June 19th I S U s ta f f

Alex: City Center at Friedrichsplatz

priced during happy hours)

Bistro Lehmofen: Magazinstr.19 (near campus, reasonably priced Turkish food)

Hurricane: Gottschalkstr. 38 (further north from Nordpol)

Boys and Girls: Druselplatz 2 (reasonably priced pizza) Casa Columbiana: Friedrichstr. 36 Eckstein: Obere Königsstr. 4 (across from the Rathaus) El Sol: Hermanstrasse 5 (great cocktails) Enchilada: Opernstr. 9 (Mexican food, slightly more expensive, cocktails half

City Point: on Königsplatz Kurfürsten Galarie: Neue Fahrt 12 (behind City Point) Königs-Galerie: Königstrasse, between Königsplatz and

San Marino: Frankfurter Str. 59 (huge and yummy pizza)

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Receive a warm welcome from the ISU team on June 19th. You can meet other ISU participants and get to know each other. Enjoy drinks and snacks in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.

NB: Tipping in Germany is not mandatory. Normally a cusLimerick: tomer will simply Wilhelmshöher Allee round up to the next 116 (take tram 1, 3 Euro to make giving or 7 to Kirchweg) change easier. The tip is handed directly to the waiter or waitMcDonalds: Treppenstr. 5 (city cenress, not simply left ter) on the table. Customers must request the bill when they wish to Nordpol: Gottschalkstr. 12 pay. In general you (near university will pay the waiter or campus) waitress at the table.

Closing Ceremony July 16th The graduation ceremony will be held on July 16th and you will receive your certificate in the solemn atmosphere of Kassel’s city hall. Meet representatives of the city council and the University of Kassel. Bring your host family, have a good time and enjoy great food. It is also an opportunity to say goodbye to friends and the ISU team.

Rossini: An der Garnisonkirche 2 (Italian restaurant in a church ruin near Königsplatz)

Friedrichsplatz DEZ Einkaufszentrum Frankfurterstr. 255 NB: Most stores in Germany are open until 8:00 pm (some supermarkets up to 10:00pm). Smaller shops close

Campus Tour June 19th at 6:00 pm. Stores are closed on Sundays, except of some bakeries and gas stations. 19% sales tax (7% on food) is included in the price of all items.

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The Campus tour on June 19th is the best way to experience what University of Kassel is all about. Find out about our faculties and facilities like the cafeterias, the library, the computer rooms etc. You will get a first glimpse of college life in the University of Kassel and answers to all of your questions.


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At the end of German classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, the ISU group will have a short meeting in the seminar building. We will give you information about events and activities during the week, important things to remember, etc. These meetings are the perfect opportunity to ask questions you might have and to talk about anything concerning your stay in Kassel. Of course, you are also welcome to come and see us in the ISU office (Kurt-Wolters-Str. 5, room 2044).

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For those who prefer regional goodies and home-grown products, we recommend the traditional market in the old Kassel Market Hall called: Markthalle Kassel Wildemannsgasse 1 (www.markthalle-kassel.de) Picture Gallery Old Masters Schloss Wilhelmshöhe and Classical Collection, 34131 Kassel (open Tu-Su 10:00 am – 5:00 pm)

City Museum Kassel “Stadtmuseum”, Ständeplatz 16, 34117 Kassel (open Tu-Fr 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sa-Su 10:00 am – 1:00 pm)

Gallery for Comic Art “Caricatura”, Kulturbahnhof, 34117 Kassel (open Th-Fr 2:00pm – 8:00 pm, Sa-Su 12:00noon – 8:00 pm)

Hesse State Museum “Hessisches Landesmuseum”, Brüder-Grimm-Platz 5, 34117 Kassel (open Tu-Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm)

Museum for Sepulchral Culture “Museum für Sepulkralkultur” Weinbergstr. 25, 34117 Kassel (open Tu-Su 10:00am – 5:00 pm)

Museum of Natural History “Naturkundemuseum Kassel” Steinweg 2 34117 Kassel (open Tue - Sun 10am-5pm, Wednesday 10am8pm, Monday closed

Attendance In seminars and German classes, regular attendance and active participation are crucial. Students are expected to show an active interest in the chosen subjects. This includes being prepared for each class and completing homework assignments. If you miss class more than two times, you will not receive credits for that course.

Tandem Language Partnership ISU Kassel participants will have the opportunity to meet local students from the University of Kassel to build ‘Tandem Language & Culture Partnerships’. Tandem is a communicative and intercultural approach to learn a new language and to gain more insight into another culture. Students with different native languages and different cultural backgrounds meet and get to know each other. The ISU team will organize the first meeting on June 23rd. There you will find a language partner and you are encouraged to arrange your own meetings.

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Wilhelmshöhe Palace “Schloss Wilhelmshöhe” (1786-98): Housing the picture gallery of the Old Masters, a classical collection and the Weissenstein wing

Park & Planetarium

Park Karlsaue A historical city park built in the original floodplains of the Fulda river at Auedamm 18, 34121 Kassel “Planetarium im Museum für Astronomie und Technikgeschichte“, Orangerie an der Karlsaue 2c, (regular shows: Tu, Thu, Sa 2:00 pm, Wed+Fr 3:00 pm)


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“Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe mit Herkules” (1701-1717): largest hillside park in Europe. Take tram 3 to the end station Druseltal, then Bus 22 to Hercules.

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F G H Hillside Park & Hercules

Homestay Accommodation Our families are carefully selected and we work closely with them to provide quality

International Calling Center– Untere Königstrasse (just a few blocks from the University) An international call center located near “Am Stern” tram station. In the same building, there is an internet café with printer access.

K19 A student club beside campus. There you can join an Erasmus Stammtisch regularly every Wednesday at 9 pm and meet other international students.

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J K K 19

“Löwenburg” (1793-1801): neo-Gothic architectural ruin (open TuSu 10:00 am – 5:00 pm) near Hercules. Take Tram 3 to Brabanterstrasse, then Bus 23 to Löwenburg.

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Library on campus “Uni-Bibliothek”, Diagonale 10 (open Mo-Th 8:00 am – 11:00 pm, Sa 9:00 am – 6:00 pm)

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accommodation and a caring environment.

The ISU Kassel is one of the few summer programs in Germany that offers all participants the unique experience of living with a German host family during their stay in Kassel. The homestay will add immeasurably to your study abroad experience and guarantee plenty opportunities to improve your language and intercultural skills. Living with a host family is definitely the best way to adapt to another language and culture. You will learn the language faster and experience the custom and traditions of Germany first hand. Our families live in and around Kassel. Their homes can easily be reached by tram or bus. In your free time, your family will help you discover the best local places. You will get local advice to the best cafés, parks, shops and so on. Enjoy home-cooked meals and rewarding conversations with your hosts. If you are homesick, your family will cheer you up. You will make international friends and can establish relationships that last for a life time. Please communicate with your host family, do not feel uncomfortable to ask questions, and tell them if there is anything that makes you feel uneasy. Try to keep your family informed if you are going to be late home in the evening so they do not worry about you.

Calling Home Calling Centers Using a calling center/Internet cafe is an easy way to call home. In the city center, you can find some of these calling centers where you can call with or without a calling card. Rates are not uniform, but you don’t want to talk too long because the cost adds up quick. Phone Cards Phone cards are available from telecommunication shops, calling centers/Internet cafes which you can easily find in the city center. You can then use the cards with any land line phone and it will have no cost for the owner of the phone. Depending on the country, calling cards can be a cheap way to call home. (For example, a calling card to America, Europe, and Canada costs 5 Euro and lets you call for about 3 hours). Mobile Phones SIM Card – Most mobile phones have SIM cards. You can use your mobile phone here if you buy a German SIM card from T-Mobile, Vodafone, O2 etc and the pre-paid cards for your mobile.


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Calling Home “Pay As You Go” Mobile Phones – There is also the option of buying a German mobile phone with no set minute limit. You can simply buy one of these phones with a number that anyone can call, and it is free to receive calls. If you want to make calls then you’ll have to buy pre-paid cards. Some telecommunication companies in Kassel are: O2 www.o2online.de

Vodafone www.vodafone.de

Tschibo www.tschibo.de

Note: To avoid conflicts with your host family, please attend to the following: Before making domestic and international calls from your host family’s phone, please make sure they don’t mind and ask them about any restrictions .

D Discotheque

International Calling Codes Australia Brazil China Egypt Eritrea

0061 0055 0086 0020 00291

Italy Iran México Tanzania Turkey USA and Canada Vietnam

ARM: WernerHilpert Str. 22, small techno and house club

0039 0098 0052 00225 0090 001 0084

Documenta

Skype If your host family has a computer with internet and they use Skype, then this is the best way to call home. You can call others with the same software for free. Calling a land line phone anywhere around the world costs less than 0.02 € per minute, and calling mobile phones is more expensive (but still cheaper than other solutions). The software is free and all you need is a headset with microphone. Go to www.skype.com check the rates for your country and simply follow the steps on how to use the software.

Note: Please ask before downloading anything on the host family‘s

Club 22: FriedrichEbert-Str. 61a Free entry for ladies on Friday and Saturday before midnight Cuba Club: WernerHilpert-Str. 9 (near Kulturbahnhof) Admission is 1 Euro on Wed. for students. All types of music.

Gleis 1: Hauptbahnhof (http:// www.gleis1.de/ programm.html) at the central railway station K19: Moritzstr. 19, student club next to the campus Nachthallen: Angersbachstraße 10 Music: Rock, House, Punk, Hip-Hop etc.

Kassel hosts the largest and most prestigious exhibition of contemporary art worldwide. You will find several remnants of the Documenta exhibitions from the past years in the Documenta hall, the Museum Fridericianum and various other locations in the city. Friedrichsplatz 18 and other locations (www.documenta.de/d13_info.html?L=1)

computer to make sure that they don’t mind

Emergency Phone Numbers & Safety We hope that you won’t have to use either of these numbers during your time in Kassel, but just in case. Kassel is not a large town and it is safe to live here, but just like all over the world, crime happens in Kassel too. When walking around at night, try to be in a group. If this isn’t possible, keep alert when walking. On campus, there are emergency call poles (green poles with a light on the top). In case of an emergency on campus, press the button on one of the green poles, and a police officer will be sent to the location.

A7 Musikpark: Miramstraße 74, (www.musikparka7.de) Biggest club in Kassel. Dresscode: no sport shoes, can only be accessed by car. Music: Techno and Hip-Hop

To reach the police: dial

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Ambulance and Fire Department:

112

110

For fire department

Police:

110

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112

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Cafe Karls: Christophstr. 18, great place to hang out by the water. (Over the “An der Fulda Brücke” bridge)

City Point: Königplatz, 3rd floor Ice Cream cafe

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Note: The insurance is only valid in Germany. Please keep this in mind if you plan to travel outside Germany during the ISU.

Nordpol: Gottschalkstr. 12, good for late breakfasts near university

Campus Cinema: “Uni-Kino” every Tuesday and Thursday, Hörsaal 1 (8:00 pm) in German

Gloria Kino, Friedrich-Ebert Str. 3, am Ständeplatz (www.gloriakino.de) Documenta Films

Capitol, Wilhelmsstr. 2 (www.capitolfilmtheater.de)

Bali-Kinos, Kulturbahnhof (www.balikinos.de/)

CineStar Kassel Filmladen Kassel e.V. 34117 Kassel Untere Karlsstraße 8 Goethestrasse 31 34119 Kassel (www.cinestar.de/de/ kino/kassel-cinestar)

Health, Accident & Liability Insurance Your fee covers health and liability insurance for the time of your enrolment in ISU Kassel. For further detailed information concerning insurance, please contact the ISU team or take a look at the insurance information sheet in your welcome package. If you need to see a doctor during ISU Kassel, please ask your host family or someone from the ISU team for addresses and advice. The ISU team can provide a list of doctors who are centrally located and speak English.

Cinema

Internet on Campus If you brought your own computer from home or just want to use the internet on campus, you need to visit the University Computer Center-Hochschulrechenzentrum (HRZ). You will be given an ISU account - username and password information. With this account, you have unlimited access to the internet. The Computer Center is located at: Mönchebergstraße 11 (next to the TorCafé)

• Enter with the left set of doors (not the doors to the cafe) and Protestant: “Evangelische Kirche” (http://www.ekkw.de/ kassel/) Martinskirche (Su 10:00 am), Karlskirche (Su 10:00 am), Friedenskirche (Su 10:30 am), Christuskirche (Su 10:00 am), Catholic: “Katholische Kirche” (http://www.katholische-kirchekassel.de/content/ gemeinden_gottesdienste.php) St. Bonifatius (Su 10:30 am), St. Elisabeth (Su 9:30 am), St. Maria (Su 10:00 am),

Jewish: „Jüdische Gemeinde Kassel”, Bremer Str. 9 (http://www.juden.de/ Staedtebild/Staedtebild/ Kassel.shtml) Muslim: “Moscheen/ Gebetsstätten” (http://muslimmarkt.de/moscheen/staedte_d/ staedte_k/kassel.htm) Bremer Str. 28, 34117 Kassel, Jägerstr. 14, 34117 Kassel,

take a left on the ground floor.

Church Mosque

• Then walk down the hallway until you see on your right the door for the computer lab, room 190 a. Computer Center

• You can use any free computer in this room. • You will see a yellow screen. At first you need to hit Strg, Alt and Entf at the same time (Ctrl, Alt, Del on English keyboards).

Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 9am – 10pm Saturday: 9am – 4pm *The lab is closed the first Wednesday of every month from 8am-4pm

• Then the screen will prompt you to enter your user name (for example isu11) and your password.

• You will be able to use the internet and other programs with • •

these computers. Programs like Skype, Yahoo messenger, and MSN are not available, however. If you want to print anything, you will need to buy a special printing card at the TorCafé. For further assistance, feel free to ask the ISU team.


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English-speaking Liturgy There are liturgies held every Sunday at 6:00pm in English in the catholic church of St. Familia. Address: Kölnische Str. 55 34117 Kassel Phone: +49 (0) 561 - 15470 For muslim students: Please check the Muslim info flyer for mosques addresses.

Kassel A-Z A B Bar

Canteens & Cafés on Campus “MENSA” is among the most important facilities at the university. It is the German word for cafeteria. There you can find something for large or small appetites or relax over coffee. There are seven canteens and cafés on the university’s central campus (HoPla): - Zentralmensa* - Café ProWiso - Restaurant Moritz

- Bistro K10

- Cafeteria Pavillon

- CafeteriaTorCafé

*See detailed information and the menu for Zentralmensa in the welcome kit.

Caricatura: Bahnhofsplatz 1

Irish Pub: BürgermeisterBrunner-Str. 19– next to the Post Office

Chevy’s: Henschelstr. 15 (near campus) American Joe’s Garage: 50s style diner -- ham- Friedrich-Ebert Str. burgers, fries, etc. 60

- Café International In the Zentralmensa, the price indicated includes one main dish (Hauptkomponente) and two side dishes (Beilagen). A typical lunch costs Euro1.50-3.70. Some canteens also will charge a deposit, or Pfand, for plastic and glass bottles, some coffee cups, and some oven plates. This deposit is refunded at the cashier when the item is returned. Be sure to check the menu to see which items have a Pfand! Also, watch out for the ‘Bio’ sign beside some items and the green plates. This indicates that the food has been made from organic ingredients.

Cuba Club/Lounge: Werner-Hilpert-Str. 9

Lolita Bar: Werner-Hilpert Str. 22

Hallo Bar: Friedrich-Ebert Str. 103

Xallo Bar: Königstor 47, between FriedrichEbert-Str. and Wilhelmshöher Allee, with a beer garden

Hemingways: Next to the city hall

Beach Beer garden

For more bars and special events have a look in the Fritz magazine.

“Beach” Buga-See: Lake in the Fuldaaue park with little beaches (Tram 5 or 6 to Auestadium and then Bus N° 25 to Buga-See Fuldaseen) Fiasko: Schönfelder Str. 18 , Wolpertinger: Hafenstraße 54


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Paying with Credit Card

Sababurg July 3rd

Germany is very much a cash-based economy: credit cards are not as commonly used in Germany as in some other countries. Credit cards are hardly ever used to pay for small value items, however most major stores, hotels and restaurants accept all major credit cards.

ISU invites you to visit sleeping beauty’s castle, the subject of one of the popular fairy tales written by the Brothers Grimm. In this fairytale, a beautiful princess is put under a sleeping spell and locked in a castle for years until she is eventually woken by true love’s kiss. Sababurg contains the ruins of the “Dornröschenschloss,” the inspiration for this fairytale. It is about half an hour from Kassel, and you will have the opportunity to learn about its history through a knowledgeable tour guide.

Geldautomat

Your bank will most likely offer you a Visa or Mastercard, which are the most widespread. In many German supermarkets and smaller stores, it is however impossible to pay by credit card. If you need to get cash, ATMs (cash machines, in German called Geldautomat) can be found in the city center. There is also a Geldautomat on the campus.

Post Office

City Trip Weimar July 10th Weimar is a scenic city in Thuringia that dates from the year 899. It has earned a reputation of being a major cultural center in Germany as home of Goethe, Schiller, the Bauhaus, and the Weimar Republic. The Goethe museum is an important example of Classical Weimar, and it was Wolfgang von Goethe’s house for almost 50 years. The Baroque building contains many of the preserved furnishings and fittings from the end of his life and is a source of pride for Weimar. The Widow’s Palace (Wittumspalais) is also worth the trip. It is noted for its interior design and historical value as the residence of Duchess Anna Amalia and a meeting place for many of Weimar’s famous cultural figures.

There is a post office located directly across from the Holländischer Platz tram stop. The rates are for: - letters within Germany €0,45 - letters within the EU €0,70. - letters to anywhere else in the world €1,70 - postcards to anywhere else in the world €1,00

Pharmacy There are quite a few pharmacies near the HoPla campus. The closest one, Einhorn-Apotheke is located at the tram stop “Am Stern”, which is the next tram stop after the “Holländischer Platz Universität” on the way to city center. Other than medicine, you can get shampoo, toothpaste and skin care products as well. Address: Einhorn-Apotheke Untere Königsstr.73-75 34117 Kassel Tel.: 0561/1 28 33

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Cinema in Kassel You can find five movie theaters in Kassel. To see what's on, check out the website www.kasselkino.de. Normally all movies are German dubbed but if the letters 'OV' appear after the title of the film, it means the film will be shown in the original version/language with German subtitles.

Cultural Program & Excursions Included in the program fee are interesting cultural programs. In addition to the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as leisure activities like our German movie night, German cooking evening and German dancing, we offer a number of informative and exciting excursions to towns and cities near Kassel such as Weimar and Sababurg. This way, you will be able to learn about Germany beyond the classroom and experience German culture first hand.

Eating Out There are many restaurants and cafes, bars and fast food places in the city as well as restaurants offering ethnic food: such as the Turkish döner kebabs, Chinese, Mexican, Colombian, Argentine, Russian and many others. And of course there are many places where you can try authentic German food. See a list of restaurants in the Kassel A-Z guide. Late at night, pizza and döner shops are almost always open. Most of them are located in and around the city center. Note: Tipping in Germany is not mandatory. Normally a customer will simply round up to the next Euro to make giving change easier. The tip is handed directly to the waiter or waitress, not simply left on the table. Customers must request the bill when they wish to pay. In general you will pay the waiter or waitress at the table.

Optional Trip to Berlin 24th June – 27th June Spend some days in the exciting German capital. Join a guided city tour through Berlin. Experience German history and politics “in a nutshell”. See the ‘Reichstag’ building, the unique view over Berlin from the famous cupola and remains of the the Berlin Wall. Visit renown museums and theatres. Go shopping and try the famous Berlin Currywurst.

Tour around the documenta Stadt Kassel June 21st Taxi / Minicar Service In case you need a taxi, the cheapest way is to order a minicar which is quite popular and well-known in Kassel. Just call the follwing numbers and tell them your destination: Minicar4you. Phone: +49 (0) 561 40 000 04 Minicar Kassel. Phone: +49 (0) 561 811081 or +49 (0) 800 7911179

Join a guided city tour through Kassel. Get to know the life and work of the Brothers Grimm, whose fairy tales such as Snow White, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood are well-known all over the world. See the continent's oldest museum and Germany's oldest theater. Enjoy the fascination of many historical ages when you visit the city’s churches.


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Intercultural Communication

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Hessen Ticket & Schรถnes Wochenende Ticket

Soccer

Workshops: German Dancing

German History and Politics

Germany is located right in the middle of Europe; Kassel is practically in the middle of Germany, making it an ideal starting point to travel to other parts of Germany as well as other cities in Europe. There are many affordable options when it comes to travelling around Kassel, throughout Germany, or to other countries in Europe. The German Train System (Deutsche Bahn) has some really great deals for getting around Germany and Europe. For these and general information, including timetables, check out their website:

(warm clothes!!!)

Intercultural Communication

Kassel has a well-developed network of trams and buses, which are common and convenient ways to travel around the city. There are 9 tram lines and 28 bus lines providing mobility and connections to the regional and national railway systems in and around Kassel. ISU students will get a ticket for using public transport in and around Kassel (Kassel-Plus area). You always have to keep your ticket and ID with you when you take a tram or bus.

Travel Tips

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German History and Politics Intercultural Communication German History and Politics

10.00: Meeting

10.00: Meeting

Intercultural Communication

StraรŸenbahn / Tram

10:30am

10am

8am

MO, 12.7.

TU, 13.7.

WE, 14.7..

TH, 15.7..

FR, 16.7

German German German German German Language Course Language Course Language Course Language Course Language Course I, II, III I, II, III I, II, III I, II, III I, II, III (Examination)

D E P A T U R E

SA, 17.7.

Public Transportation in Kassel

The Hessen Ticket allows you and 4 other people to travel anywhere in Hessen on the RB or RE trains (usually red colored trains) for 31 EUR. Included in that price is the use of trams and buses anywhere in Hessen. The Hessen Ticket counts for one whole day and can be used as many times as you want! During the week, the ticket can be used from 9am until 3am the following day and on weekends or holidays, from midnight until 3am the following day. The Schรถnes Wochenende Ticket, or Weekend Ticket, is even better. For 37EUR, you and 4 of your friends are able to travel anywhere in Germany on the RE and RB trains. Anywhere in Germany! Weekend tickets are only good on Saturday or Sunday, from midnight until 3am the next morning. They can only be used on the day of purchase.


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6pm - 9pm BBQ (2h)

8 pm

6 pm

3:30pm

3pm

5 pm

Study in Kassel

(2h)

Workshops: German Dancing

7pm - 9pm Movie Night

Intercultural Communication German History and Politics 1pm

12pm

Lunc h Break

Intercultural Communication

Lunc h Break

German History and Politics

Lunc h Break

Intercultural Communication

Lunch Break

German History and Politics

German History and Politics

10:30am - 3 pm excursion Breitenau

W E I M A R Intercultural Communication

FR, 09.7. TH, 08.7.

10.00: Meeting 10.00: Meeting 10.00: Meeting 10:30am

SA, 10.7. 8:30am

Blue Gate 10am

Germans are particularly environmentally conscious when it comes to garbage. It means that your host family usually does not have only one garbage bin but three or more. Here it is normal to divide your trash into five categories: - Plastic and metal packaging material - Paper - Glass - Organic waste (like banana peels or eggshells etc.) - Everything else Plastic and metal are placed in the “Gelber Sack” (yellow bag). Glass is usually divided according to color - one bin for green glass, one for clear, etc.

German German German German German Language Course Language Course Language Course Language Course Language Course I, II, III I, II, III I, II, III I, II, III I, II, III

Garbage

WE, 07.7.

Glass and other bottles or beverage cans often have a so-called deposit (in German Pfand) up to 25 cents. Cafés may also take an extra 1 Euro Pfand for coffee cups. The deposit is paid when drinks are purchased and are refunded when the empty bottles or cups are brought back. Most soda and juice bottles have deposits as well as some glass jars (yogurt, for example) and coffee cups. In most supermarkets there is a special machine where you return the bottles and print a receipt which you can bring to the cashier for refund; in other supermarkets you give the empty bottles to the person at the cashier for refund.

TU, 06.7.

Deposit

MO, 05.7.

Most stores in Germany are open Mondays-Saturdays between 9am and 8pm. On Sunday, almost everything is closed. The only exceptions are bakeries, which are usually open in the mornings, and restaurants which open around noon. Most gas stations are open on Sundays as well as the shops in the train station. Beware, however: the prices there are considerably higher. In Germany, the general rule for grocery shopping is BYOB: bring your own bag. Bags at the grocery store are not offered for free and no one will bag your groceries for you. Whenever you go grocery shopping, bring along your backpack or a cloth tote-bag to put your groceries in. Most other stores - department, clothing, or electronic stores wi l l bag your purchases for free. Also, in most grocery stores you have to deposit a Euro to use a shopping cart. You get your Euro back when you return the cart.

8am

Shopping in Germany

SU, 11.7.

ISU Kassel

Soccer

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TU, 29.6.

WE, 30.6.

TH, 01.7.

FR, 02.7.

SA, 03.7. 9:30am

10.00: Meeting

10.00: Meeting

Lunch Break

3pm - 7pm Trip to Volkswagen Car plant

(4h)

Soccer (2h) Grimm-Caching

(2h)

Academic Seminar, Week 3+4, Earthquake Engineering (room 3.2)

Lunch Break

German Language Academic Courses Seminars, Beginners I Week 3+4, (room 3.2) Adaptation Beginners II Strategies to (room 3.3) Climate Beginners III Change (room 3.6) (room 3.2) Advanced Beginners (room 3.7) Advanced (room 2.3)

– Draft –

Workshops

Culture Program + Leisure Events

P leas e, allow for minor c hanges in the s c hedule.

Lunch Break

(“Gießhaus”, Mönchebergstr.)

7pm: Opening Ceremony

6:30pm: Campus Tour

ARRIVAL

SA, 19.6.

S A B A B U R G

(Hotel lobby)

10am: Meeting the Host Families

SU, 20.6.

SU, 04.7.

Summer Student Guide 2010

If not otherwise stated, all language classes and academic seminars take place at Mönchebergstraße 10.

Academic Seminar, Week 1+2, Env. Engineering and Integrative Env. Studies (room 3.2)

7pm - 9pm Movie Night

Lunc h Break

ENGINEERING MODULE

Workshops: German Cooking

German Fairytales German Fairytales

Lunch Break

10am - 1pm German Fairytales German Fairytales Fairytale Hour German Fairytales German Fairytales Viehmann House

10.00: Meeting

German German German German German HauptLanguage Course Language Course Language Course Language Course Language Course bahnhof I, II, III I, II, III I, II, III I, II, III I, II, III (main station)

MO, 28.6.

Schedule ISU Kassel 2010

8 pm

6 pm

5 pm

3:30pm

3pm

1pm

12pm

10:30am

10am

8am

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4pm – 6pm City Tour Kassel

Lunch Break

10.00: Meeting

German Language Course I, II, III

MO, 21.6.

4pm – 6pm City Tour Kassel

10.00: Meeting

German Language Course I, II, III

WE, 23.6.

German Language Course I, II, III

TH, 24.6.

Lunc h Break

Workshops: German Cooking (2h) Soccer (2h) Grimm-Caching (4h)

German Fairytales

Lunch Break

German Language Course I, II, III

TU, 22.6.

Workshops: German Cooking (2h) Soccer (2h) Grimm-Caching (4h)

6pm Tandem Meeting

Lunch Break

10:30am-12am Brother Grimm Museum

10.00: Meeting

German Language Course I, II, III

WE, 23.6.

6pm Tandem Meeting

Earthquake Engineering

Lunc h Break

5pm (optional) Berlin

Lunch Break

German Fairytales

German Language Course I, II, III

TH, 24.6.

5pm (optional) Berlin

Earthquake Engineering (1:30pm - 4:30pm)

Lunc h Break

Env. Engineering and Env. Engineering and Env. Engineering and Integrative Env. Integrative Env. Integrative Env. Studies Studies Studies

German Language Course I, II, III

TU, 22.6.

Env. Engineering and Env. Engineering and Integrative Env. Integrative Env. Studies Studies

Lunc h Break

Earthquake Engineering

10.00: Meeting

German Language Course I, II, III

MO, 21.6.

B E R L I N

(optional)

B E R L I N

(optional)

H A N N. M Ü N D E N

Hauptbahnhof

9:30am

(alternat.)

B E R L I N

(optional)

B E R L I N

(optional)

B E R L I N

(optional)

FR, 25.6. SA, 26.6. SU, 27.6.

H A N N. M Ü N D E N

Hauptbahnhof

9:30am

(alternat.)

B E R L I N

(optional)

FR, 25.6. SA, 26.6. SU, 27.6.

Summer Student Guide 2010

8 pm

6 pm

5 pm

3:30pm

3pm

1pm

12pm

10:30am

10am

8am

8 pm

6 pm

5 pm

3:30pm

3pm

1pm

12pm

10:30am

10am

8am

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Academic Seminar, Week 3+4, Intercultural Communication (room 3.3)

German Language Courses Beginners I (room 3.2) Beginners II (room 3.3) Beginners III (room 3.6) Advanced Beginners (room 3.7) Advanced (room 2.3)

– Draft –

Workshops Culture Program + Leisure Events

P leas e, allow for minor c hanges in the s c hedule.

(“Gießhaus”, Mönchebergstr.)

7pm: Opening Ceremony

6:30pm: Campus Tour

ARRIVAL

SA, 19.6.

German Language Course I, II, III

TU, 29.6.

10.00: Meeting

German Language Course I, II, III

WE, 30.6.

German Language Course I, II, III

TH, 01.7.

3pm - 7pm Trip to Volkswagen Car plant

Earthquake Engineering

Lunc h Break

(4h)

Soccer (2h) Grimm-Caching

(2h)

Workshops: German Cooking

Earthquake Engineering

Lunc h Break

7pm - 9pm Movie Night

Earthquake Engineering

Lunc h Break

Earthquake Engineering (2pm - 5 pm)

Lunc h Break

Env. Engineering Env. Engineering Env. Engineering Env. Engineering and Integrative and Integrative and Integrative and Integrative Env. Studies Env. Studies Env. Studies Env. Studies

10.00: Meeting

German Language Course I, II, III

MO, 28.6.

Earthquake Engineering (Examination)

Lunc h Break

Env. Engineering and Integrative Env. Studies (Examination)

10.00: Meeting

German Language Course I, II, III

FR, 02.7.

S A B A B U R G

(main station)

Hauptbahnhof

SA, 03.7. 9:30am

SU, 04.7.

(Hotel lobby)

10am: Meeting the Host Families

SU, 20.6.

Summer Student Guide 2010

8 pm

6 pm

5 pm

3:30pm

3pm

1pm

12pm

10:30am

10am

8am

If not otherwise stated, all language classes and academic seminars take place at Mönchebergstraße 10.

Academic Seminar, Week 1+2, German Fairytales (room 3.3)

Academic Seminars, Week 3+4, German History (Engl. room 3.3/ German room 3.6)

Schedule ISU Kassel 2010

CULTURE MODULE

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TU, 06.7.

WE, 07.7.

TH, 08.7.

FR, 09.7.

(2h)

TU, 13.7.

Soccer

(2h)

Workshops: German Dancing

Lunch Break

Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change

WE, 14.7.

7pm - 9pm Movie Night

Lunc h Break

Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change

10.00: Meeting

TH, 15.7.

6pm - 9pm BBQ

Lunch Break

Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change

FR, 16.7.

Lunch Break

Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change

10.00: Meeting

Lunc h Break

Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change

10.00: Meeting

Soccer

(2h) (2h)

Workshops: German Dancing

Lunc h Break

Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change

Lunc h Break

Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change

10.00: Meeting

Lunch Break

Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change

6pm Closing Banquet

Lunc h Break

Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change (Examination)

10.00: Meeting

German German German German German Language Course Language Course Language Course Language Course Language Course I, II, III I, II, III I, II, III I, II, III I, II, III (Examination)

MO, 12.7.

Study in Kassel

Lunch Break

Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change

10.00: Meeting

German German German German German Language Course Language Course Language Course Language Course Language Course I, II, III I, II, III I, II, III I, II, III I, II, III

MO, 05.7.

D E P A T U R E

SA, 17.7.

W E I M A R

Blue Gate

SA, 10.7. 8:30am

SU, 18.7.

SU, 11.7.

Summer Student Guide 2010

8 pm

6 pm

5 pm

3:30pm

3pm

1pm

12pm

10:30am

10am

8am

8 pm

6 pm

5 pm

3:30pm

3pm

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10:30am

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Kassel Student Guide 2010 International Summer University Kassel