Departure day had arrived. We were all extremely grateful that Robyn had organised for a train ride to Frankfurt rather than the plane ride, relieving us of excess luggage charges on the domestic flight and giving some of us an extra 2 hours to sleep. The remainder of us decided to stay up until approximately […]

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The morning’s activity options included a walking tour of Stuttgart old town or a trip to the coveted Porsche museum. Several of the boys and I chose the latter and it didn’t disappoint. The Porsche museum tour takes you through their prestigious racing history, the evolution of the Porsche brand, and their technological achievements that […]

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In the morning of the second last day of the Study Tour, we were able to experience the sights of Stuttgart. The majority of the group enjoyed a city tour of the centre of Stuttgart, including the stately Schlossgarten in the centre of the city. A few other more automotively-minded students decided instead to visit […]

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We had an early start to Day 18, heading straight to the tram station after breakfast, at 7:30 am. After catching two trams and a bus to the University of Hohenheim campus, being the typical university students that we are, our first stop was the cafeteria to grab a quick fix of coffee. The first […]

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Day 17 took an interesting turn. Our original plan of visiting the Stuttgart Stock Exchange got cancelled and it is fair to say we were not happy about it. However, we ended up getting a really interesting lecture from one of our own, James Lanthois. We were unsure about the lecture since it was from […]

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We started off our day with a little bit of a sleep in, leaving Munich at 9am via coach towards Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein Castles. The 2 hour bus ride took us into the charming area of Fussen, where we saw snow for the first time. Unfortunately it was not cold enough for proper snow fall, […]

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Today, was our first day of exploring the beautiful German city of Munich. We left from our hostel at 9am and made our way onto the Munich underground, into the city centre. I find it amazing how almost every city in Europe has such an efficient underground train system. After taking two trains, we finally […]

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An early morning departure from the Citadines Strasbourg meant one thing, the final leg of our journey was approaching and we were heading to Germany! We departed the Strasbourg rail station to begin our relatively short trip across the Franco-German border to Stuttgart where we were promptly met by the University of Hohenheim’s Jan. However, […]

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After what felt like an infinitesimally short sleep, we staggered to EM Strasbourg Business School for our last lecture of the week. This 4-hour session taught us about the old and new worlds of wine-making and the differences between them. Traditionalism is forced into some parts of the old world like France through regulation and […]

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Day 12 began with yet another early morning start to commute to EM Strasbourg for our next wine industry lecture. We were treated to a highly engaging lecture about the importance of intercultural management and diversity from Dr Kevin MacGabhann. There was a moment of realisation of just how lucky we are when he highlighted […]

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