Germany. The beautiful, black, red, and yellow country with some 80.7 million citizens. The experience set before me will be one to remember. Continue reading “Erste Gedanken”
The thought of studying abroad has always appealed to me. I was thrilled when I discovered that the engineering department had a number of trips I could go on. Spending six weeks in Germany sounded too good of an offer to pass up. I hope to get the other students better and to engage in German culture. I hope to contribute another adventrous personality to the group. My prayer for this trip is to have a once in a lifetime experience with some fun people.
I have two reasons that I decided to go on this trip. My first reason was that I saw this trip as a once in a lifetime experience to be able to visit Europe, specifically Germany, for a longer period of time and be able to really see and feel the difference between American culture and the German culture. My second reason was so that I could get to know more of the engineering students at Calvin and hopefully build good relationships with them. I hope that I get to experience a lot of German culture while I’m there and that I do well in the class. I believe that I can be contribute to this trip through helping other students learn the material. I also pray that we can all remain safe as we are traveling abroad and that we become a closer knit group of students.
I first remember hearing about this trip at passport and seeing as I wanted to do engineering anyway chose to look into it more. Continue reading “WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?!?!?!”
I am more than ecstatic for this trip to begin. Weeks of anticipation and preparation have led us all to this Friday where we leave the comfort of our houses, our family and even our country. Continue reading “Hier kommt Casey”
Hello to whoever is reading this blog! I am going on this trip to Germany mainly because I love to travel. Continue reading “Germany here I come!”
I have never gone to Europe. Stuck on this side of the Atlantic, I yearn for new experiences from other cultures. This presents the perfect opportunity. For six weeks I will see, taste, and hear Germany. Hopefully, the whole class will grow close on this trip, and stay close after we return. Unlike Drake says, new friends are indeed a good thing. On this trip I can contribute my five years of German education to helping myself and my friends feel more comfortable and excited about being in a completely new place. I pray that on this program, we all grow in our knowledge of the German language and culture, and all thoroughly enjoy our stay.
I first heard about the calvin engineering Germany trip at a Fridays at Calvin presentation. I knew then that this was something that I definitely wanted to do and experience. Im on this program because I love to travel to new places and I thought it would awesome to study in a different place, culture and environment across the world. I hope that as an Continue reading “First Thoughts”
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