The stand was staffed by two German-speaking students from Aalborg University Esbjerg. It was easy for them to open a dialogue with attendees, even the more timid who weren’t inclined to just start speaking English. Things were busy with over 100 conversations during the fair that ran five hours.
There was clearly great interest in the two study programs offered in English: Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology and Electronic & Computer Engineering, the greatest interest being in the former. There was even more interest in the energy program that many hope will be offered in English when they are ready to apply.
It was clear that a program in Denmark is attractive because it is free to study in Denmark. They were also interested in hearing about the cost of living which is much lower in Esbjerg than in Hamburg.
The fair was organized by Berufsbildungszentrum Schleswig, a large school in Schleswig that offers a great variety of programs, including upper secondary programs and vocational training. They had invited upper secondary students from the area with their teachers to the fair. The fair attracted a total of approximately 1100 attendees.