IMS Spotlight
IMS Stammtisch
IMS Stammtisch

A masters program can be tough and stressfull. So when it’s nice and sunny, it is time for IMS Students to go out together and have fun. Toqa Hilal and Irina Vasilescu report about the what a joyful and relaxing event an IMS Stammtisch can be.

Language Freaks
Language Freaks

Studying in German, talking in English or vice versa – do you think it is difficult? «No way!» say IMSlers in 20 different languages… or more? Natalia Lazareva and Julieta Romero are trying to understand the reasons of such a passion for multilingualism.

Married in IMS
Married in IMS

How is studying in a masters program while living a full-time family life at the same time? Debora Dürksen and Mohammed Al-Sarray talked to the IMS-students already married with children and those soon to be about how they manage their special situations.

The land of punctuality
The land of punctuality

Germany, the land of discipline and punctuality – at least, that’s the image that many people have abroad. But is this really true? Valentin Vassilev and Olga Ostapenko share their thoughts about these views and where they come from.

Power Mom
Power Mom

While the discussion about working mothers is still going on, Dr. Katja Schupp is taking on two challenging jobs and her four kids at the same time. Monika Skarzynska and Abu-Bakarr Jalloh give an insight on how she juggles all the three.

Handy Love
Handy Love

What relation do you have to you cellphone? Do you use it everyday? And what’s your favorite ringtone? Eléonore D’Andlau Hombourg and Tilman Wagner went to see how close their fellow IMS-Students and their smart companions really are.

A quick trip across the Rhein
A quick trip across the Rhein

The Rhine, the big current that divides the two sides of Bonn’s is not only a Europe’s busiest water canal. It’s also a great place to get your head cleared – as if going on a little vacation. Sayed Musaddiq, Gerhard Schneibel and Gabriel Domninguez report.

Breaking cultural norms in Germany
Breaking cultural norms in Germany

Going abroad is always a great learning experience, especially when it comes to cultural differences. Ibtisam Fawzy and Fang Wan write about their experiences in Germany and their course on intercultural communication.

Der Journalist des neuen Zeitalters
Der Journalist des neuen Zeitalters

Der Journalist des neuen Zeitalters muss mindestens drei von vier Medienarten beherrschen. In den Praxiswochen der DW-Akademie werden entsprechende Kompetenzen zu Radio, TV, Online oder Print vermittelt. Chheng Niem aus Kambodscha unterhält sich mit Jacques Abel-Onya aus Kamerun über die Erfahrungen seines Radioworkshops.

IMS-lers and their little addictions
IMS-lers and their little addictions

When you have to work as hard as the IMSlers do, you must eventually develop some coping mechanisms to deal with the pressure. Over time, some have developed their very own trademark habits… their little addictions.

Life on two wheels
Life on two wheels

In an attempt to adjust to the German lifestyle, IMS-student Karen Silva bought a bicycle a month after moving to Bonn. Did she manage to live on two wheels as the Germans? She shares her story …

Impressions
Impressions

Science journalist Helen Mendes came from Cuturiba in Brazil to study in Bonn. A keen photographer, she shares some visual impressions from her first year in Germany with us.

Culture Shock – Opening Hours’ Difference
Culture Shock – Opening Hours’ Difference

Bake a cake spontaneously on Sundays? No way! Ziggi Song was quite surprised when she came to Germany and learnt that shops stay closed from 8 p.m. on and during sundays. Quite different from what’s usual in China, as she recalls.

Work it!
Work it!

IMS students are not only clever but also athletic. Each of us has a favourite sport that helps to get rid of stress after hot discussions, long lectures and hard work on the projects. Have a look at how we keep fit!

Berlin calling
Berlin calling

In this photo series, Tianlin Xu and Myles Tweedie recall a weekend in Berlin where they found themselves in the middle of all May 1st mayhem to gather sounds and picture material for their student projects.

Building knowledge between two languages
Building knowledge between two languages

We go everyday to Unterricht and talk about viele Theorien und Methoden auf Deutsch and in English, sometimes beide am gleichen Tag – not counting the Beiträge that we produce on a zweisprachige basis. It just became part of our Leben.

It’s free time!
It's free time!

It’s free time and our international bunch enjoys various cultures, games, food and of course, cold beer! Rheinaue park becomes our favorite place to gather when the weather is good and we are not traveling outside of Bonn. Photos by Arti Ekawati.

My first media practice week
My first media practice week

Some personal reflections on a radio production by Farzana Khan.

Behind the scenes: A research process
Behind the scenes: A research process

Sonya Diehn has gathered soundbites by her fellow students who talk about their experience with telecommunication services in Germany. Listen to them here!

Zwei Mann in einer Box
Zwei Mann in einer Box

Ohne sie läuft nichts, wenn etwas nicht läuft: Erst wenn sie nicht da sind, fällt auf, was wir sonst für selbstverständlich halten. Die Rede ist von Robert Hofmann und Detlev Weber, die für die Technik in der Akademie der Deutschen Welle verantwortlich sind.

Zwischen Faszination und Entsetzen
Zwischen Faszination und Entsetzen

Wer den Teleshopping-Sender QVC in Düsseldorf besucht, lernt: Es ist leichter und rentabler, Diätpillen und Schneemannkerzen zu verkaufen als Zeitungen. Theresa Locker über einen heilsamen Schock.

From two to four seasons
From two to four seasons

This is the first time to live outside my country, Indonesia, and to experience what people call a season change. I tried to learn and interpret every season.

Menschenrechte mal ganz persönlich
Menschenrechte mal ganz persönlich

Mal ehrlich, wer kennt das nicht? Die Unterschriftenjäger in der Fußgängerzone bitten nur um einen kleinen Moment. Genau dann habe ich es oft viel zu eilig und versuche mit meinem schlechten Gewissen in der Tasche möglichst zügig im Getümmel voranzukommen.

Online journalism tops future IMS careers
Online journalism tops future IMS careers

In class there are as many opinions as there are participants. We hardly ever agree on anything or for that matter reach a conclusion. I am surprised that members of the United Nations or even the European Union are able to do so.