Summer University 2016


OsnaBreak Your Limits

Organized by AEGEE-Osnabrück

In cooperation with Civic Education Working Group, Europe Direct, local NGOs

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OsnaBreak Your Limits!
Are you looking for an incredible and unforgettable summer experience? Make the most of it and join us!

We are looking for all the AEGEEans who would love to explore, dream and discover their German summer. Most of the time we will be staying in Osnabrück, the city of the famous “Peace of Westphalia” and of the writer Erich Maria Remarque in Northwest Germany. You will have several chances to break your limits also during the fun outdoor activities in the beautiful landscape around the city. We will also make sure to introduce you to some other exciting places during our daily excursions!

Osnabrück is a lively students’ city surrounded by a picturesque landscape and offers a wide range of cultural locations and recreational activities like museums, historic sites as well as many bars and clubs to enjoy nightlife.

During your stay we will familiarize you with German traditions by visiting an authentic and famous German brewery, preparing a special BBQ and teaching you some German on different levels. We will also pay our famous North Sea a visit where you will get to see extremely high tides and go on a mudflat hike. You will get to enjoy various interactive tours through some major cities, which are known for their rich culture, like Münster and Hamburg.

We are going to be exploring a few famous companies in an interactive way too. It is not only planned to show you the inside of the well-known Volkswagen plant, but also have a look inside of the Adidas distribution center and the modern Solarlux company.

You will not only be offered a mix of urban highlights! Be ready to Break your Limits during various outdoor activities like mountain biking to a stalactite cave, climbing, waterskiing at the “Alfsee” and canoeing!

We are very proud to be cooperating with the Civic Education Working Group this year. This will give us the chance to deal with current European themes such as "Spreading Europtimism" in an interactive way at places of interest. We will also offer a workshop on AEGEE to tell you more about what our organization is about. All the experts in AEGEE are welcome to share their experiences with us during this workshop. We have arranged for you to Break Your Limits in our impro-theater workshop.

Are you ready to Break Your Limits and maybe have one of the exhausting but most amazing summers of your life?!? Come and visit our international team in Germany, cities with a young and vibrant feel, beautiful landscapes and also experience some national specialties! Join us and have FUN FUN FUN full of AEGEE SPIRIT!!!

General Information:

From: Thursday, July 28th
To: Thursday, August 11th
Starts in: Osnabrück
Ends in: Osnabrück
Type: Summer Course info_outline
Thematic categories: Civic Education / Language
Fee: 196€ info_outline
30 Friends
Accomodation: Mostly gym and maybe others
Confirmation: Send copy of the ticket AND pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: Trip to famous german city or the north sea
Alternative: Fun activity like swimming pool in Osnabrück
Language: English, German and the mix of languages in AEGEE
Special equipment needed: Swimming pants, sporty clothes, sleeping bag, matress, etc.
Suited for disabled people: No


Civic education and self development in various and creative ways combined with many outdoor activities and urban highlights as well as language courses and a good nightlife.


Phone: (+49)17684210855

Our ideal participant:

    The ideal participant for our SU is an international “all-rounder” who loves exploring, enjoys both outdoor action and culture, is open for the German language and of course can’t wait to rock our special parties. It is alsoimpotant that you can ride a bike very well! If you are looking for a great adventure bring your best smile and energy, join us and become an adventurer!


  • Ice-breaking games
  • Visit of an authentic German brewery in Herford with beer sampling
  • Excursions to other cities like Hamburg, Münster, etc.
  • Visit of a climbing park
  • German BBQ
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Waterskiing at the lake "Alfsee"
  • Archeological excavations
  • Special city tour with games
  • Salsa course
  • Cultural European Night
  • Interactive impro-theater workshop
  • German language courses
  • Mountain biking to a stalactite cave by a lake
  • Pub crawl
  • Clubbing at different locations all over the town and motto parties
  • Live concerts
  • Workshops (e.g. Intercultural Competencies, AEGEE, Civic Education)
  • Crazy city rally
  • Experience the bavarian culture in Northern Germany
  • Visit to museums like the "Archaeological excavations and Science Museum" in Kalkriese and the historical townhall of Osnabrück
  • Swimming and chilling at a lake
  • Movie night
  • Company visits with an interactive program (e.g. Adidas, Volkswagen)
  • etc.

Course Information:

Course: The courses will be interactive and taking place at different places. In the language classes it depends on the level but it is a mix of grammer and practical work. There will also be external support for sessions. Self-development and fun are very important aspects of these sessions given by motivated good trainers.
Timetable: The details will follow soon since we are thinking of some new structures every year based on previous experiences.
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: We will have student teachers with experiences for the language courses and maybe local experts on the themes for some workshops as well as experienced AEGEE members and supporters from the Civic Education Working group.
Equipment: Notice sheets, pens and presentation material will be provided
Supported by University: Yes

Join the Summer University and visit:


Osnabrück is a city in the federal state of Lower-Saxony in north-west Germany. It is a lively cultural city with many students. Osnabrück's role in the Treaty of Westphalia later led it to adopt the title Friedensstadt ("city of peace"). The city is also known as the birthplace of novelist Erich-Maria Remarque (“All Quiet on the Western Front”) and painter Felix Nussbaum. Since it is surrounded by lots of greenery there are endless options for outdoor activities in the region.


Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and the eighth largest city in the European Union. It is well known for the harbour, the rich cultural life, an amazing nightlife and much more.


Münster is an independent city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is in the northern part of the state and is considered to be the cultural centre of the Westphalia region. The city is not only a very popular students' city but also has an impressing history. Münster moreover is the "bicycle capital" of Germany, because it somehow it the mean of transport number one.

North Sea

The North Sea is a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean located between Great Britain, Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. It is a nice and attractive holiday region and it is famous for extreme tides and mudflat hiking.


Herford is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located in the lowlands between the hill chains of the Wiehen Hills and the Teutoburg Forest. It is a very old and important town by being part of the Hanseatic League in former times. Herford is home to the Herforder Brewery which we will be vsiting during your stay.