University of St AndrewsPresentation at theRotary Club of Kirkcaldyby Laura Heinrichs
University of St AndrewsOverview• Rotary Sponsor club in Germany• Ambassadorial scholarship program of the Rotary  Foundat...
University of St AndrewsLaura HeinrichsSponsor Club:Velbert Rheinland,Germany
University of St AndrewsVelbert Rhld.• ~ 84.000 inhabitants• In the year 875:  Velbert is mentionedfor the first time• Sin...
University of St AndrewsAmbassadorial Scholarship• In 2010/11, 9.6 million US$ were spent on scholars of the  Rotary Found...
University of St Andrews“The Purpose of YourAmbassadorial Scholarship““The purpose of your scholarship is to promoteintern...
University of St Andrews             How did I get here?• Born on the 15th of June 1988 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland• Live...
University of St Andrews5 months in Vancouver, Canada• Living with a Scottish host family• Joining the Volleyball club of ...
University of St Andrews                 2007 – Abitur
University of St Andrews         August 2007Kolping-Workcamp in Costa Rica
University of St Andrews         August 2007Kolping-Workcamp in Costa Rica
University of St Andrews         August 2007Kolping-Workcamp in Costa Rica
University of St Andrews         August 2007Kolping-Workcamp in Costa Rica
University of St Andrews         August 2007Kolping-Workcamp in Costa Rica
University of St Andrews         August 2007Kolping-Workcamp in Costa Rica
University of St Andrews         August 2007Kolping-Workcamp in Costa Rica
University of St AndrewsAcademic and professional life• 2007 – 2011: Bachelor of Science in Business  Administration at th...
University of St AndrewsFasching, Fastnacht, Fasnet,Karneval• The 5th season of the year officially begins in most  region...
University of St AndrewsFasching, Fastnacht, Fasnet,Karneval• = pre-Lenten festivities in mostly the predominantly  cathol...
University of St Andrews        Alemannische Fasnet
University of St Andrews          Karneval in Cologne
University of St Andrews             2012 St Andrews
University of St Andrews Thank you very much for     your attention
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Ambassadorial Scholar Presentation

  1. 1. University of St AndrewsPresentation at theRotary Club of Kirkcaldyby Laura Heinrichs
  2. 2. University of St AndrewsOverview• Rotary Sponsor club in Germany• Ambassadorial scholarship program of the Rotary Foundation• Curriculum Vitae• Carnival in Germany
  3. 3. University of St AndrewsLaura HeinrichsSponsor Club:Velbert Rheinland,Germany
  4. 4. University of St AndrewsVelbert Rhld.• ~ 84.000 inhabitants• In the year 875: Velbert is mentionedfor the first time• Since the 18th century: industry of locksmiths and metal workers• Rotary Club: ~ 40 members• Rotary projects: job information fayre, charity runs, award for best apprentice in the region, Glühwein-stand at the christmas market, ...
  5. 5. University of St AndrewsAmbassadorial Scholarship• In 2010/11, 9.6 million US$ were spent on scholars of the Rotary Foundation• Since 1947, more than 41.000 scholars have been funded with around 532 million US$
  6. 6. University of St Andrews“The Purpose of YourAmbassadorial Scholarship““The purpose of your scholarship is to promoteinternational understanding and goodwill through study inanother country. You are expected to serve as Rotary’sambassador of goodwill while maintaining high standardsof academic achievement.”
  7. 7. University of St Andrews How did I get here?• Born on the 15th of June 1988 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland• Lived in Waldshut until 1997
  8. 8. University of St Andrews5 months in Vancouver, Canada• Living with a Scottish host family• Joining the Volleyball club of the secondary school and the Amnesty International club
  9. 9. University of St Andrews 2007 – Abitur
  10. 10. University of St Andrews August 2007Kolping-Workcamp in Costa Rica
  11. 11. University of St Andrews August 2007Kolping-Workcamp in Costa Rica
  12. 12. University of St Andrews August 2007Kolping-Workcamp in Costa Rica
  13. 13. University of St Andrews August 2007Kolping-Workcamp in Costa Rica
  14. 14. University of St Andrews August 2007Kolping-Workcamp in Costa Rica
  15. 15. University of St Andrews August 2007Kolping-Workcamp in Costa Rica
  16. 16. University of St Andrews August 2007Kolping-Workcamp in Costa Rica
  17. 17. University of St AndrewsAcademic and professional life• 2007 – 2011: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of Münster• 2008: Internship in Hamburg at Otto in the Business Development division• 2009: term abroad in Aix-en-Provence (south of France)• 2011: Internship in Greece on a construction project of Hochtief• 2011-2012: Master of Science in International Business, Major = Controlling at Maastricht University (the Netherlands)
  18. 18. University of St AndrewsFasching, Fastnacht, Fasnet,Karneval• The 5th season of the year officially begins in most regions in Germany on November 11th at 11:11 ama mock government of eleven guilds (Zünfte) are elected, along with a carnival prince and princess who plan the carnival festivities
  19. 19. University of St AndrewsFasching, Fastnacht, Fasnet,Karneval• = pre-Lenten festivities in mostly the predominantly catholic regions of the German-speaking countries• Festivities start one week before Ash Wednesday (Easter)• Rosenmontag (Rose-Monday) – biggest carnival parades
  20. 20. University of St Andrews Alemannische Fasnet
  21. 21. University of St Andrews Karneval in Cologne
  22. 22. University of St Andrews 2012 St Andrews
  23. 23. University of St Andrews Thank you very much for your attention

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