Reflection

I can honestly say that my time in Berlin was the best 2 months of my life thus far. Living outside of the US for an extended period of time not only opened my eyes to the world around me, but also made me think critically about how I live at home and at school….

Closure

As I write this I am getting ready to leave Berlin in the morning. It’s a bittersweet ending. On one hand I am excited to go and see my family and friends at school and look forward to fall semester, on the other hand I believe that this experience has been life changing in many…

Success

This is my last week being in Berlin and the feelings are already setting in. There are so many things about living in this city that I love and am going to miss when going back to the US. For one the amount of stuff I can do on any given day is just amazing….

Support

This past week was another more relaxing week in Berlin. I didn’t travel anywhere this week and chose to spend time exploring parts of Berlin outside of the metropolitan area. The weather this past week was almost unbearable at times, reaching temperatures of around 100 degrees! When it gets to be that hot, what we…

Leadership

Now that it is over halfway through this program I am trying to soak up every minute in Europe. This past week I helped host a work event, explored Berlin further Scotland, and went to Edinburgh, Scotland. The ease of travel in Europe is incredible. I only flew for two hours and was in Scotland…

Preparedness

This past week has been one of the more relaxed weeks since I arrived in Berlin. This week also marks the official halfway point. While I do feel like I’ve been here for a while, I also wish I was here longer. It’s weird to think that we only have a month left and I…

Assimilation

This past weekend has been another busy one for me. Today is a banking holiday, so me and few of my friends took the opportunity to go to Prague for the weekend. It was about a four and a half hour bus ride and we left Friday night. Prague was very easy to navigate and…

Flexibility

This past week abroad has been a very eventful one. I went to 4 cities in about 3 days. My friends and I wanted to go to a beach because we had a long weekend. We left Thursday morning and cam back Sunday. We thought it would be an easy and relaxing time. While it…

Balance

This past week has been another memorable one in Berlin. Now that I have officially finished my first week of work I feel much more settled in. It has finally started to feel less like I’m visiting and more like I’m actually living here. Commuting having my own space to come back to makes me…