Alumni stories

  • Alumni interviews

    Here you can find interviews and portraits of Alumniportal members from different countries.

  • Alumni videos

    Alumni talk about their studies abroad and about their careers in a short video

  • Alumni statements

    Germany-Alumni describe their varied impressions of Germany in a short statement.

New interviews and portraits

Dr. Amel Karboul: “I am a person who loves to be free”

Dr. Amel Karboul studied mechanical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, completing her degree in just eight semesters and coming top of her year. After 24 years in Europe, she returned to her home country and helped shape Tunisia’s future for a year after she became the country’s tourism minister in January 2014.

The German Chancellor Fellowship

A bicycle tour across Europe

João Paulo Amaral loves his home city of São Paulo. And he loves his bicycle. But how do city life and cycling fit together? Thanks to a German Chancellor Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the environmental activist and cycling campaigner had the chance to find out what makes Europe so cycle-friendly.

Julieta Rojo: “I am a Mexican with a Cologne soul”

Julieta Rojo’s life was shaped by Germany from an early age. After attending a German school, she embarked on a degree in medicine at the National Autonomous University (UNAM). Rojo went to the University of Cologne on a scholarship in 1977. Even today, the doctor from Mexico maintains close ties with the country – professionally and personally.