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LSUS Students Study Abroad in Germany

June 06, 2014

Louisiana State University Shreveport Professor of Business Law Amy Oakes Wren and 4 LSUS students, Katherine Wilcox, Travis Neal Henry, Robert Perry, and Fredy Gallaga recently returned from an international program at Leuphana University in Lunaburg, Germany.  The program has been featured in the New York Times and includes subjects such as international business law, sustainability, international marketing & advertising, employer liability, European corporate governance, European tax systems, and international business negotiation.  Professor Wren taught on the subjects of international business law and employer liability.  The program included students from LSUS, Leuphana University, Texas A&M Kingsville and University of Texas Pan American. 

During their 2 week stay in Germany, students and professors were able to visit Berlin, Hamburg, the Volkswagen Autostadt (Car City) in Wolfsburg, Sanssouci Park in Potsdam (The Palace and Park of Frederick The Great), Neuengamme Concentration Camp and Memorial, as well as, the many sites, restaurants, and bakeries of the medieval city of Luneburg.  They also enjoyed getting to know the European train system as well as the joys of bike riding and walking.

Led by Drs. Bernard Holbein, Alexander Schall, Thomas Schomerus, the Summer School Program at Leuphana University in Lunaburg, Germany has 2 main goals.  One is to teach international aspects combined with intercultural issues in an international environment in order to prepare students for jobs in the globalized world.  The second is to show faculty and students how exciting life, study, and work abroad can be.  By discovering cultural differences and surviving language challenges students and professors were inspired by the dynamics of a multicultural, international group.

 

Photo- Pictured( in no particular order) Amy Oakes Wren, Katherine Wilcox, Travis Neal Henry, Robert Perry, and Fredy Gallaga.