Germany has truly been such a rewarding experience for me and one that I will never forget. The memories I made while in Berlin were so wonderful and the adventures I had the last week were unforgettable. Continue reading Some last-last thoughts
Well, there you have it. I spent a total of 6 weeks studying in a country where I learned and broadened my cultural perspectives at a level far greater than I ever expected, on top of successfully completing Engineering 202 with a very decent grade. Continue reading Elevator Speech
After an amazing six weeks of being in Berlin and other parts of Germany, we’re all back safe on campus. The long journey back gave me time to reflect on the time I’ve spent in Europe and prepared myself to answer Continue reading Last Things
It’s hard to believe that I really just spent the last six weeks of my life living and learning in Germany, all the way across the Atlantic Ocean, and now I’m back sitting in Grand Rapids, almost like it never happened. Continue reading Betsy’s Berlin FAQ
People keep asking me, “how was Germany?” And I tell everyone the same thing: Continue reading Wrapping Up
I often answer “fantastic” or “wonderful” or “so fun” when people ask about the trip to Germany in passing. And the trip was each of those things, but those words don’t do a great job communicating my whole experience in Germany. If I were to spend more time telling others how my trip was, it might go something like this:
Getting adjusted to Berlin at the beginning was so exciting and so rewarding. The culture, food, public transit and language were all new, and we were going to live with them for six weeks. It was so cool to see the city life from a German perspective, though Berlin seemed more like Chicago at first than anything else. Continue reading How was Germany?
Germany… what an adventure! 6 weeks have gone by way to fast. I really wasn’t ready for it to be over, but all good things must come to an end eventually. I do have to say it was not all fun and games.
Six weeks came and went in a blink if an eye . The trip I had waited for is now over. Looking back at my time it’s hard to sum up this experience in one word or even a thousand. Continue reading Elevator speech
So this trip to Deutschland has been quite and experience for me. I am certainly glad that I signed up, and without a doubt I would do it again. So a group of around 40 people spent 6 weeks Continue reading 3 Min Elevator Speech
The first seven weeks of my summer were spent working 54 hours a week at a steel shop in Hundsonville Michigan. The my 8th week of summer I layer down the welding torch took up a pencil and paper and prepared myself for my excursions in Germany. Continue reading The Final Post