Post Trip Reflection

I have now been home in the United States for nearly two weeks and it feels like I have woken up from a dream I was having. Living in Berlin was a dream come true for me and was something that I was dreaming of ever since I started learning German years ago. I always…

Week 9- Professional Development

I am now back in the United States and it is very bittersweet. Staying in Berlin for two months has had a profound effect on me. This was my first experience where I was leaving completely independently and I was doing it in a foreign country. I learned a lot about what it means to…

Week 8- Global Competency and Expectations

I have had an amazing experience so far here and Berlin and I am really sad that it will be coming to an end soon. Last weekend, I had the opportunity to travel to Frankfurt to visit my good friends that live in that area. I met these friends about 4 years ago while I…

Week 7- Reflecting on Cultural Competence

 I have just spent my last full weekend in Berlin and I am sad that my time in Berlin will be coming to an end soon. My favorite part about living in Berlin is that you can explore for hours on the weekend. During the week, I do not have a lot of time to…

Week 6- Leadership Skills and Style

Now that I have been in Berlin for quite some time, I finally feel like I am no longer just another tourist in this huge city. No matter where you go in the city you will see a bunch of tourists that look like they don’t know what they are doing. I was definitely one…

Week 5- Critical Reflection on Skills and Competencies

We have now passed the halfway mark through the program and the time is flying by. I think this is because I am having such a good time and I’m so busy. There is so much to do in Berlin, so there is always something to do to keep yourself from being bored. I think…

Week 4- Reflecting on Cultural Competence

We are now just about halfway through the program now, and so far it has been an amazing experience. With every day that I spend in Europe, I grow to love it more and more. I value traveling and experiencing new and different cultures very highly. I think that traveling is one of the best…

Week 3 – Adaptability and Flexibility

As I spend more time in Berlin, I continuously become more comfortable here. Berlin is a huge city and upon arrival I was a little intimidated by its sheer size. I felt like I would not be able to get a sense of directions here and that I would struggle to navigate through the city….

Week 2- Time Management

Now having my first week of my internship under my belt here in Berlin, I feel as though I have finally settled in. I was a bit nervous at the start of the week because I was starting my internship. This wasn’t a bad nervous feeling though, it was more like that nervous feeling you…