Surpassing many excellent students of FPT University, Tran Tan Nhat and Nguyen Dinh Vu have become two representatives of the university to participate in the student exchange program with Furtwangen University in Germany from September 2012 January 2013.
Let us share the feelings of the two new “ambassadors”:
How did you feel when you knew you had been selected to join the student exchange program with Furtwangen University?
Tan Nhat: We felt so excited and surprised with the result. Before registering, we were “threatened” that the ones chosen for the trip would be in the top class, having had a list of achievements. Getting the ticket to Germany this time could be good luck to both of us.
For Dinh Vu, to be in Germany will be a great opportunity for him to challenge his acquired skills.
What inspired you to attend the student exchange program this year?
Dinh Vu: I think that this is a rare chance to learn in a high quality university in a large European country like Germany. This will be a great environment to test the skills which I have learnt in school as well as to acquire new and useful knowledge. I am looking forward to experiencing a whole new life. Another reason is I love to watch the German football league – the Bundesliga and the Germany national football team.
Tan Nhat: I want to go out and say “Hello world” when participating in the course. The student exchange program will help me to learn a lot and find information of postgraduate scholarships. Also, I want to “beautify” my profile after the trip (smiling).
Since entering FPT University, Tan Nhat has been determined to win a scholarship of a student exchange program. And the trip to study Germany from September 2012 to January 2013 is a worthy result of his efforts.
How did you prepare to win the ticket for the trip?
Tan Nhat: I spent time finding out how to write the profile, letter, and CV. Since the very first time at university, I’ve been determined to win a scholarship to go abroad, so I tried my best to achieve good academic scores as well as to participate in many extracurricular activities.
Dinh Vu: Right after obtaining the information of the program, I contacted with Student Service Department for further information and get my question answered. By doing that, I know the most important documents are the CV and the Letter of Intent. I asked my English teacher for advice in order to have these two documents in best form.
While in my CV I clearly pointed out my learning experience, personal achievements and my participation in extracurricular activities, in the Letter of Intent I showed my confidence, expressed my ambitions and dreams. It’s so good to see that this “strategy” proved to be effective.
Beside his excellent academic results, Dinh Vu is an active student of FPT University. The picture was taken when Dinh Vu joined the “Seven days of experience” program at Truc Lam Zen Monastery based in Tay Thien, Vinh Phuc province.
Which is the most wanted subject you expect to learn in Germany?
Dinh Vu: German is the most wanted subject I expect to learn in order to support my everyday life there. About specialized ones, I’ll choose among Computer Science subjects like: Cloud Computing, Mobile System and Applications...
Besides, I’m eager to learn a lot about German culture by communicating with students coming from all over the world.
Tan Nhat: Currently I’m very interested in programming but in Germany I won’t study any specific programming subject. Instead, I’ll study subjects related to Software Architecture in order to design software the way I want.
Le Nam Phuong, Luu Viet Hoang and Phan Duy Khanh took photos with their classmates while studying at Furtwangen University, Germany, in the student exchange program with FPT University from September 2011 to January 2012.
While you’re in Germany, there will be cultural exchange meetings. What will you say about Vietnam and FPT University to your international friends?
Dinh Vu: In an environment with a lot of international friends, what I’m really interested in is how to show the beauty of Vietnamese culture as well as to gain respect from them. What I‘m going to bring along are stories, folksongs, and traditional food which make our special culture. Of course they should be within my means (smiling).
Tan Nhat: What I want to bring to those meetings is FPT University’s spirit, which is whether you’re learning or playing you live your fullest, and I also wish to send the international friends an image of the friendly Vietnamese.
What have you prepared for the trip?
Dinh Vu and Tan Nhat: We are preparing necessary procedures to make it easier to open accounts and register visa to Germany, practicing some sentences in German, getting acquainted with friends from Furtwangen university online. Besides, we have to improve our English skills for the upcoming trip.
Wish you a successful trip!
FPT University and Hochschule Furtwangen University from Germany officially signed a cooperation agreement about exchanging teachers, students to participate in projects, seminars and cultural exchanging programs in 2007.Furtwangen University is located in Baden Wuerttemberg State, standing in top five IT universities of Germany. The university’s strengths are Computer Science, Software Engineering, and IT Application. In Vietnam, FPT University is the first university to sign a cooperation agreement with Furtwangen University.