Germanics Hosts Wermelskirchen School Group for Campus Tour

Group Photo on Rainier Vista

On Tuesday, October 23rd, UW Germanics hosted a group of students from Wermelskirchen, Germany for a tour of the Seattle campus. As exchange partners of the Lake Washington School District's International Community School, the group spent their visit to Seattle learning about the American educational system and visiting other local organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Led by Max Kade Fellow Nathan Bates, Germanics student Creighton Barry and Program Assistant Andrew Bedell, the tour highlighted campus architecture and traditions, as well as the structure of American universities. The group visited campus landmarks such as Red Square, Drumheller Fountain, and Suzzallo Library's Graduate Reading Room. Asking questions on a range of topics, the students were particularly interested in undergraduate student life and intercollegiate athletics, leading to a wide-ranging discussion of differences in admissions and cost between institutions of higher education in the United States and Germany. The tour concluded with a visit to the newly renovated Husky Union Building (HUB) where student clubs and organizations were highlighted.

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