College Open Day on 28 May: Sophie Ambrosat - On to Freedom

2021-05-17 When choosing her university, the 21-year-old was convinced by the study model: "I first found Leuphana and then chose my degree programme." She is still happy with her decision today: Sophie Ambrosat is in her sixth semester of Studium Individuale. However, her semester abroad during the Corona pandemic went differently than planned.

Sophia Ambrosat ©Leuphana/Marvin Sokolis
Sophia Ambrosat chose Leuphana because of the free choice and participation opportunities: "At Leuphana you're not just a number, you can actively participate," says the student.

When Sophie Ambrosat unlocked the door to her room in the student dormitory, she immediately discovered a mask, fever thermometer and LAN cable on the desk. All new arrivals at the University of Warwick received these gifts. The student had planned her semester abroad well before the outbreak of the Corona pandemic and didn't believe it would happen at first: "But when the infection figures dropped last summer, I went anyway." She was even able to visit London. Then Britain was shut down again and Sophie Ambrosat's life focused on campus. It wasn't an easy semester abroad for the student, but she still wouldn't want to miss it: "Leuphana maintains a partnership with the Department of Liberal Arts at the University of Warwick. That's why many of my fellow students from the Studium Individuale have spent their semester abroad there in recent years," explains Sophie Ambrosat.

The student from Rügen heard about Leuphana at a study fair: "I was immediately inspired by the study model: everyone starts together with the Leuphana Semester. With the choices of major and minor, I can set my own focus and the complementary studies broaden the perspective even more," says the student: "I first found my university and then my subject." She then learned about Studium Individuale at Leuphana's College Open Day: "I was convinced that I can choose even more freely in this programme. Each student in the Bachelor's programme "Studium Individuale" chooses a question in the course of his or her studies that he or she would like to answer. The courses are chosen freely from the complete range of courses offered by the university. "How can education enable people to master the challenge of digitalisation?" asks Sophie Ambrosat. She took modules in educational sciences, psychology and business administration. "Particularly in business administration, I sometimes had to bite off a lot of money, but it was worth it. There is no module that I didn't enjoy taking," says the student. To further sharpen her knowledge of economics, she also went to England: "The Business School at the University of Warwick has a very good reputation."

Sophie Ambrosat would later like to work in adult education and accompany people in the digital transformation: "I would like to make a difference in society with my professional activity," she says. She is also already getting involved at Leuphana: The student is a member of the student council and is involved as a student ambassador: "For me, it was very helpful to talk to experienced students after graduating from high school. At Leuphana, you're not just a number, you can actively participate.