In the latest episode of “How to Study in Germany“, we’re thrilled to have Fernando Aguilera as our guest. Fernando’s passion for sustainability and biodiversity brought him all the way from Mexico to Germany, where he’s pursuing a master’s degree in Management & Sustainable Accounting and Finance.
Fernando shares his fascinating story of how he overcame cultural differences and adjusted to life in Germany, from getting used to the cold weather to the surprising fact that Germans aren’t so keen on hugging as a greeting. He also discusses the biggest challenges facing sustainable finance and accounting today and the importance of being aware of greenwashing and food waste behavior.
Tune in and get ready to be motivated to chase your own dreams and make a positive impact in the world!
01:00 Fernando’s introduction
04:20 The challenges and rewards of coming to Germany
06:00 Fernando’s program in Management & Sustainable Accounting and Finance
10:30 The culture shocks
15:00 Fernando’s advice to prospective students
17:45 How studies in Germany contribute to his career plans
19:30 Opportunities and challenges regarding sustainable business practices
21:40 Greenwashing behavior
28:30 Is Fernando ever regretting his decision to study in Germany?