Dear People of the Internet,
7 WEEKS TILL GERMANY?!?!
Oh la la! Time is flying by I only wish that school would fly by faster...
Answering my friends, families, and other people's questions:
But before we start I want to share something I came up with from my work before I go abroad...
We were supposed to come up with six-word thing?
Here is what it officialy said: “You may write about why you want to study abroad, what you want to take away from the experience, what you hope to learn, how you hope to change, or what you are really nervous about. Anything you write is acceptable, as long as it is six words long and relates to your program.”
So me being me starting thinking and writing... and came up with:
Einemini miney mo... Germany it is
Berlin: great nightlife... I'm underage
So then of course I start scrolling through the responses and notice that a lot of people were pretty serious about their response... well this might as well be a good introduction into who I am.
Here’s the rest of my blog!
Q: Why Germany and not some Spanish speaking country since you are taking Spanish?
A: I chose Germany for many reasons:
- I have never been to Germany and it seems like a cool place so why not?
- The entrepreneurship program was only offered in Germany, Ireland, and in the US, but why stay in the US when I could fly across the sea to Europe (and cause even more damage to the environment). Oh and Ireland well let’s just say the cover photo for that program was of them sitting on a truck... plus I like Europe even though Ireland is kind of a part of Europe? I had to google this info, obviously my geography (is this even the right word to use?) is very good
- I want to apply to the CBYX program next year (wasn't able to apply this year because guess what I was 48 hours too young!) and would like to see what it is like before I apply and would like to see if I would like to be in Germany for a whole school year
- Plus my grandparents are picking me up after the program ends to go around Europe and to see my aunt and uncle who live in Switzerland
Q: Since you don't take German at school, how is your German?
A: Uh... lets just say that it is not very good right now, but I am using Duolingo to help me out however I'm pretty sure my pronunciation is nowhere near close to how you are actually supposed to say it. My grandfather also for some unknown reasons owned a couple of German books.
Q: What are you most excited about for your trip?
A: Can I pick multiple things? Okay thanks!
A list filled with excitement:
- Meeting all the amazing people who are joining me in Berlin
- German food (heard it's amazing)
- Learn about all sorts of different businesses
- Hear stories from my other friends who are traveling abroad this summer with CIEE
- Maybe spot a couple of hot German guys... hehe
Q: How do you imagine you first day abroad?
A: Full of excitement (and panic)? Excitement because I mean it's not everyday I get to go to Germany, meet all the amazing people I am going to meet, and hang out with my friend Stella for 4 hours? Panic because I mean who isn’t panicking when they leave their house to go to the airport and they know that they can’t come back if they forget something? Plus, Stella has not been on very many airplanes so I believe she may be very stressed while we are getting through security and everything, which will most likely rub off on me (wait should I just define that as stress then not panic?). I imagine that once we get off the plane and out of the airport I am going to be slightly confused (because of language barriers) and full of awe (at the amazing city).
Left to right: Isabelle-going to Korea for K-pop Immersion, Melia-unfortunately not going abroad with CIEE, Ellie-me (hopefully you know where I am going at this point in the post), Stella-joining me to Germany, Phoebe-going to Korea for K-pop Immersion, Amy-going to the Dominican Republic for Spanish Language and Culture
'Global Navigator Voices' is a collection of blog articles and pictures by our very own high school study abroad participants. Follow their adventures before, during, and after their experiences abroad!