This stay in Jülich is the first time that I have lived alone. I am learning a lot from this experience.  Read the full interview here.

Tasnim Abdalla, RISE Germany intern at Forschungszentrum Jülich

 FZ Jülich
Part of what brought me to Germany is the desire to understand how humans use different ways to communicate the same fundamental issues. This is why I’m interested in foreign languages. I learned English and Chinese growing up. Later, I delved deeply into Latin, which gave me a foundation in French and Spanish. Now, German is my next big project. Read the full interview here.

Tony Qian, RISE Germany intern at Forschungszentrum Jülich

Reports from past RISE Germany participants


  • Catherine Liu (Bowdoin College, 2017 – Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel)
  • Danielle LaPlante (Northern Arizona University, 2016 – U Lübeck)
  • Amanda Perozzo (University of Ottawa, 2015 – FH Cologne)
  • Abrar Zawed (Minnesota State University, 2014 – MPI Martinsried)


  • Nicola Ede (University of Oxford, 2017 – Universität Paderborn)
  • Ojong Tabot (York University, 2017 – Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)
  • Caroline Krzyszkowski (Queen’s University, 2016 – U Heidelberg)
  • Paul Kim (Yale University, 2015 – University of Konstanz)
  • Stefan M. Eres (University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2013 – HU Berlin)

Earth Science

  • Matthew Sutton (University of Oxford, 2017 – Universität Heidelberg)
  • Audrey Brown (Tulane University, 2017 – Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research)
  • Elizabeth Rider (MIT, 2016 – Leibniz Institut TROPOS, Leipzig)
  • Joana Kollert (University of Southampton, 2015 – GEOMAR, Kiel)
  • Fei Luo (University of Victoria, 2012 – University of Göttingen)



  • Joanna Krynski (McMaster University, 2017 – Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg)
  • Conor MacBride (University of St. Andrews, 2017 – Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
  • Rachel Mersch (University of Tenessee-Knoxville, 2016 – Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg)
  • David Leclerc (Université de Sherbrooke, 2015 – TU Dresden)
  • Chiara Decaroli (University of Edinburgh, 2013 – University of Hamburg)

Reports from past RISE supervisors (in English)