Young Berliners: Becoming Locals in Germany's Capital
If yesterday was the day of introduction, then today was the day of acclimation. On the first day, the young Global Entrepreneurs had a busy but thrilling entry into the culture-packed capital. Then Day 2 we were finally able to interact with our bustling neighborhood and get to know Berlin first-hand.
Our students went with program leaders through our neighborhood in the heart of the large city and were shown places from cozy cafés and convenience stores to ATMs and bike paths. They learned how to separate trash into the environmentally-conscious German waste bins, and they accomplished shopping independently for groceries and preparing their own dinners. They would make Momma proud!
Later, we took a trip to the famous Spree River by subway. Some of the students were new to using public transportation but their program leaders quickly showed them the ropes of catching the correct trains and switching platforms. We took a guided tour along the water, admiring the city's diverse architecture and landscapes depicting its rich history. As global travelers, the students learned useful German phrases such as "Entschulding," (excuse me) "bitte schön" (please) and "vielen Dank," (thank you very much), while we, as leaders, got to understand their entrepreneurial dreams, German culture interests and language and travel wanderlust.
It was a successful day, and it was great to see our global explorers become Berliners!
Please enjoy some pictures of downtown from the River Tour below. Thanks to Jackson again for the shots! And to Luis, Tshetrim, and Justin for being models!
At 368 meters high, the TV tower is the highest point in Berlin.