They stood out with excellent performances in their German language course during their first year at the CDTF. Now, their hard work is rewarded – twenty top-performing students are invited to a 4-week intensive language course in Paderborn. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) funds summer schools like this in its program “German University projects abroad”. On four days per week, they receive intensive morning and afternoon language classes taught by experienced German language instructors. An additional day per week is set aside for a supplementary program. During their first week, our Chinese guests were taken on a factory tour of Benteler, a leading automotive supplier in Schloss Neuhaus, a district of Paderborn. Here, they learned about the company-based part of their dual professional training. Two trainees, Valerie Esau and Daniel Burdick, showed them the Benteler Center for Basic and Continuing Training (the AWZ) so that the guests could get insights into the various vocational training programs offered at Benteler and into the processing of metal workpieces by rasping, drilling or welding. The visit also included a tour of the assembly line in the division of automotive engineering. Here, the Chinese students learned about potential future fields of activity for mechanical engineers. – In the afternoon, Karina Rohlfing took the group on a tour of the extensive park in Schloss Neuhaus, which is located only a few kilometers from downtown Paderborn. The Chinese guests were impressed by the stately castle which, surrounded by an impressive moat, is considered one of the most important structures of the Weser Rennaissance.