“So you went to Germany for six weeks?”
Yep. We did. We experienced German culture at its finest over the past six weeks. We visited multiple cities in, and even around, Germany. We tried our best to converse with locals in German. We even took two classes in the middle of all that. But I’m willing to bet that every single one of us would want to do it all over again.
Continue reading “So…Now What?”
This summer was amazing! I still remember when I first heard about it at Calvin; I called up Dad and said, “Dad, guess what- I’m going to Germany this summer”. There was never a dull moment for the past six weeks. If we weren’t busy with class or homework, we were out exploring the city or some other part of Germany. Continue reading “What I did this Summer”
Going to Germany was a good experience. I found the trip to be a good length (6 weeks) because I was constantly learning knew things about the city, but I didn’t get tired of the city life and noise until the end of the trip. It was neat to experience a different culture and see how the German people live. The food was good (mostly because of these wonderful things called Dӧners. Google ‘em for more info) but German food lacks fruit and vegetables, a major staple of my diet, so that was something to get used to. We always spent a fair amount of time on school work, but it was never overwhelming. The group seemed to have a good dynamic and homework was usually a social event, allowing us to all check methods and results with others. The professors did a good job keeping us busy on the weekends while still giving us some time to travel independently or just relax. Overall, the trip was great and I would definitely recommend it to others.
These past 6 weeks have been amazing. I was so excited going into this trip, although a little weary to start school 8 weeks early. But it was definitely worth it. It was so cool to live in another culture for so long, while not being a tourist, which was kind of a strange feeling. Continue reading “Goodbye Germany”
I did not want to leave Germany, it was that fun. Continue reading ““Sooooo……..how was Germany?””
Germany was one of the highlights of my life so far It was so much fun to be in a different country and explore their culture, lifestyle, and cool locations. Continue reading “A Quick Overview”
Six weeks went by fast–too fast, in my opinion. This summer was an absolute once in a lifetime experience. I’m so thankful for the relationships I built; the Engineering class I was able to take; and the deep, rich history that Germany offers. From the ongoing day-to-day silly games that we played while traveling and the quiet group reflections while visiting Holocaust Memorials; I don’t believe we could’ve had a better, more supportive group. Continue reading “Epilogue”
The summer program in Germany was an incredible experience that I will never forget. I got to experience a new culture, visit beautiful sites all over the country, and learned some valuable lessons along the way. Continue reading “Die Ende”
I’ve said it a couple times already, but this trip felt simultaneously as long as a year and as short as a week. We saw so much history and culture, tried so many new things, and met so many interesting people. But, as all things must, our time in Berlin has drawn to a close. As I write this, I’m sitting in a chair flying over the Atlantic on our way home. I am extremely thankful for this opportunity, and I would wish for everyone to be able to do something like this. To not just visit a different culture, but live in it for a little while. To not just read about history in books or watch it in films, but visit it in person. To do something new and unknown to you, until you become comfortable with it.
Continue reading “The End (but not really)”
Well obviously Germany was a pretty great experience. I got to learn a lot about a different culture, and study engineering at the same time, which was pretty fun. Continue reading “How was Germany?”