Reflections on Köln

First off, that cathedral is massive. Holy cow. When the professors told us to meet outside the church, I was a little worried we would have trouble finding it, but those fears were put to rest as soon as we stepped out of the train station. It is definitely the tallest church I have ever seen, and I’ve been to Notre Dame. It makes me wish I knew more about the symbolism present and about architecture in general since I couldn’t fully appreciate it. Continue reading “Reflections on Köln”

Reflections on Sachsenhausen

When we went to the Holocaust memorial in downtown Berlin, I was left wanting more. For me, at least, it was difficult to truly be affected emotionally by digitized pictures of notes written by the victims. Something concrete, I felt, would aide in understanding.

As they say, be careful what you wish for, as you just might get it. Continue reading “Reflections on Sachsenhausen”

Very Belated First Thoughts

If I were to be honest with you, I’m on this program this summer because my internship applications fell through, but I still wanted to make this summer memorable. I’m hoping that this principle extends to others in the group as well: you don’t get to travel to Europe very day, so my wish is that this is one of those times that everyone will look back on as a good life experience some day.

As for what I can contribute to the group, hopefully the skills I’ve practiced tutoring during the year can help others with homework during the trip. My prayer is that everyone takes away something positive from the trip in some shape or form.