Welcome to Kiel!
We admit that Kiel is not very well known around the world –except amoung sailors– but it is really worth a visit. The city has about 239,000 inhabitants and is the largest city in the most northern federal state of Germany called Schleswig – Holstein. For your orientation – the next big city is Hamburg, about 90 km south of us.
Kiel is located around the Kiel Fjord, an outlet of the Baltic Sea, which extends into the heart of the city. With the University Hospital next to the shore it is only a few steps to the water, where you can watch big ferries and cruisers departing to Sweden, Norway or Lithunia. The screaming of gulls and the blowing of horns are constantly reminding you of being next to the sea, while working or studying. As you can see, we have a completly maritime climate.
Once a year Kiel hosts the huge sailing event Kieler Woche. Sailors from all over the world get together and compete in various disciplines against each other. On the last day there is the so called Windjammerparade, where many boats are in the water – the scenery is comparable to a scene in the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean”. This year the Kieler Woche occurs from the 20th till the 28th of june. Moreover, the Kieler Woche is also a great festival. The whole of northern germany can be found walking along the promenade of Kiel, enjoying the diverse cultural offerings and celebrating at many stages until late at night. More information can be found on http://www.kieler-woche.de
For the rest of the summer the Kieler students are especially attracted by the beach of Falkenstein. Many young people get together for sunbathing, chatting and barbecueing on this beach and – once the water temperature allows it – also to swim in the sea. It takes about 30 minutes to reach this place by bus – if you find someone with a car, you will be there even faster.
Our city itself is no centrepiece. The city was completely destroyed during the second world war since Kiel was the major military base of the German Navy. But there are quite a number of beautiful and ancient areas – you just need to keep your eyes open and look for them. The inner city center is rather quiet, but everything is easily accessible by bicycle. We will provide you with one.
Usually you will find accomodation in the Norddeutsche Burse, a student dormitory directly next to the fjord. Here you will share a kitchen with about 8 other students. The University Hospital is just a stone's throw away. The Christian Albrechts University, which was founded in 1665, is also not very far away. There you can find sports facilities and a canteen. You can also go for lunch in the nearby Muthesius Kunsthochschule where a French cook makes tasty meals.
The university clinc of Kiel
There are 51 clinics at the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein. Some branches are integrated into sections. A section is an organizationally independent unit within a clinic.
Clinical complexes are medical facilities which engage in the medical treatment and care of patients who have been admitted to the hospital or who can be treated on an out-patient basis.
More information here: http://www.uk-sh.de/output/La4/676.337.html
We will pick you up from the station when you arrive in Kiel. Therefore, please tell us your exact time of arrival. If you fly to Hamburg, the best and cheapest way to get here is taking the Kielius bus. On your first day of the internship we will accompany you to your ward and introduce you to the person in charge. Please bring a white coat and a stethoscope. Remember that – depending on the ward you go to- it will be necessary that you can speak reasonable german.
A normal day for a student in a german hospital usually starts around 8am and ends around 5 pm. Depending on your interests we can show you around Kiel during the week and go out for a drink (or two). For the weekends we can arrange trips to Hamburg or Lübeck or organise a day at the beach. If problems arise in the clinic, we will always do our best to find a solution.
If you have any questions in advance – don´t be afraid to contact us.
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