Moving to Germany the middle of last year was a shock, even as an American who has lived abroad for a while. So when our guest author arrived, he reached out to a community he could connect to: the Armenians. Read his interview with the head of the community in Leipzig, and find out more about its roots and local activities.
Despite the jet lag, there was excitement in the air for the new arrivals from Texas – and quite a few volunteer organizations on hand to tell them how they can help out in their new community.
Get fresh perspectives on contemporary art from a student, a pensioner, a city guide, a media person, a language teacher, a translator, and a guy with amazing insights into history and philosophy. The next “Newcomer” guided tours are this Sunday at the Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts (the one in English is at 4 pm).
In a program that encourages school-wide intercultural exchange, the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig welcomes refugee students for the second year in October, giving them the chance to resume their university careers in art and design.
People in Leipzig have been pitching in to help its sister city of Houston as it reels from Hurricane Harvey’s devastation, amid a partnership that has lasted over two decades.
Pakistan lost one of their own this week – born and raised in Leipzig – but they will never lose her contribution to their lives.