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Uganda, Croatia, India and the USA - once around the world you could travel around the world if you wanted to visit the language students of this year in their home countries. As usual, the Formation Center Munich at the Faculty of Philosophy in Munich hosts every year Jesuits from all over the world who, as a preparation for their theological or philosophical studies, train German language for a month. On the picture you see the group of the advanced, who under the expert guidance of Cornelia Wellner aim to reach the level B2.

On the far left of the picture, Aloysious Lubega from Uganda came along, although the teacher of English and geography belongs to a second group of very beginners. Only a few days in Germany he tries to make conversation with a few words. In his working place in South Sudan, he is accustomed with internationality - there are Jesuits from Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. In Germany he likes "the way of life" and the sense of order. Also the security in Germany - no comparison to his homeland. Surprisingly, he considers the Germans to be very quiet people, an observation that Bojan from Croatia confirms. "At home, people are much louder, more talkative, everyone is talking to everyone." He is amused by the fact that there are always words to be learned, such as “Schraubenzieher“ (screwdrivers) or “Essbesteck” (cutlery). These are the remnants of the influence of the Habsburg Empire. For the Croatian generation of Bojan Germany is the great model: "The Germans do everything better, there is more work here and you work more efficiently," he says.

Jörg Nies (GER), who studies spirituality at the Bellarmino in Rome, was asked to organize the language course during August. For him it was a bit exciting, because there was much back and forth. A student from India had not been granted a visa for Germany; vice versa a Lithuanian and an American joined the group. But during the excursions through Munich, the English Garden and the pedestrian zone on the way to mass in the St. Michael’s, the Jesuit church, the young men experience how colorful Munich is, almost as multi-coloured as the Society of Jesus.

On the picture: FLTR: Aloysius Lubega (AOR), Benjamin Bevc (SVN) , Francisco Martins (POR), Bojan Bijelić (CRO), Fr. Cornelia Wellner, Henry Shea (MAR), Artur Patalong (POM), Marius Jocys candSJ (LIT), Kim Kundong (KOR), Šimo Marinović (CRO); not on the photo: Edwin Ritesh Dungdung (RAN).

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