Example of Sara Ullrich
Stellenbosch University - Cape Town, South Africa
Due to the international partnership of the Paderborn University with the Stellenbosch University in South Africa (thanks to Prof. Baumeister and Prof. Louw), I had the chance to study and live in Cape Town for 3.5 months. I collected EEG and Force Plate data for my master thesis about sensorimotor control during dual task single leg stances and was also able to observe and help other people out with their projects like a study about foot prosthetics, gait analysis with kids which had cerebral palsy, rugby teams which did some performance tests, … . Even though it wasn't always easy peasy lemon squeezy, it was super interesting to get to know a different system than in Paderborn in regards of the link between the laboratory and university. So if you're going to be frustrated at some point because something isn't working out, don't worry, just do your best and it is all going to be fine!
All in all, Cape Town - the mother city is simply beautiful and exciting, sports opportunities are endless and I'm thankful for so many wonderful people I met during my adventurous time in one of the most diverse countries in the world.
Baie dankue, Stellies!
If you too are interested in taking a semester abroad, have a look on the information provided by the international office.