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



Earth Science

  • 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)



  • 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)