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!

Episode timeline

00:01 Intro

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?

29:40 Outro

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