My Study Abroad Adventure at RAC

Fabjan from Albania, Winter Semester 2023/2024

"The world is your classroom when you study abroad; each city is a chapter, and every encounter is a lesson."

With this quote I want to start my student report experience at RAC.

Embarking on my second study adventure in Germany has been a unique and enriching experience. Having lived here before, I thought I knew what to expect, but each day brings new surprises and discoveries.

Returning to Germany for my studies has allowed me to deepen my connection with the country and its culture. While my past experience provided a foundation, this time around, I find myself exploring facets of German life that I might have overlooked before. It's like rediscovering an old friend with a fresh perspective.

Navigating the academic landscape has been smoother, thanks to my previous exposure. However, each university has its own distinct character, and the current institution offers unique challenges and opportunities that contribute to my personal and academic growth.

Upon my arrival at RheinAhrCampus (RAC), I was warmly welcomed by the Sprachen Internationales Team. Their support was not only evident but also incredibly friendly and exceptionally helpful. Their warm reception made my entry into the campus a seamless and positive experience, setting the tone for a supportive and enriching journey at RAC.


Living in Germany again has provided me with a chance to build on my previous friendships and create new connections. My ability to speak German played a pivotal role in my experience, making it effortlessly easy to forge connections and comprehend the intricacies of the country's culture. Thanks to my language skills, not only did I find it easier to make friends, but it also granted me a deeper understanding of the local culture, enriching my overall experience at RAC.

Despite my prior experience, there are still moments of adjustment and, surprisingly, even a bit of homesickness. However, facing these challenges head-on has become an integral part of my journey. It's not just about studying; it's about evolving, adapting, and uncovering new layers of personal development.


In essence, my second stint in Germany as a student has added another chapter to my story. It's not merely a repetition but an extension of the incredible adventure I began earlier. I am excited to see how this second chapter unfolds and the lessons it holds for me on this ongoing educational and personal odyssey.


I express my gratitude to both the staff at my home university, UAMD, and the team at RAC for providing me with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This journey is something I will forever cherish. Importantly, I am thankful for the opportunity to surpass the internal boundaries of what I once believed to be achievable, allowing me to strive for even greater heights.


Thank you very much.