Gamal Wareth Abdelaziz Mohamed on how his time in Germany changed his life:
'My time in Germany, where the culture and language are totally different than in my country, was probably the biggest challenge of my life. Everyone else in my family has had experience with foreign cultures. You learn useful things for your university studies but also for everyday life. I am now much better organized.'
Lives in: Jena, Germany
In Germany: from October 2011 to the present (status as of July 2014) in Leipzig, Berlin and Jena
Educational institution: Freie Universität Berlin, Friedrich Loeffler Institut (FLI) – Federal Research Institute for Animal Health (Institute for Bacterial Infections and Zoonoses)
Profession: Doctoral candidate