Danke Deutschland

My first thought when I landed back in the United States just over a week ago was, “Wow. Did all of that really just happen?” This summer was the best of my life, and I am so thankful that I got to experience so many amazing things. Looking back, it almost does not feel real….

Two Months is Not a Long Time

I guessed this back on May 14 when we first arrived in Berlin, and I was correct. This has without a doubt been the fastest summer of my life. It feels like we just arrived in Germany yesterday, and now it is already time to head home. Actually, I was supposed to fly back to…

One Last Time

I believe I said it back in May, and I was correct: this has been the fastest two months of my life. As of this moment, I have one week left of my internship – less than that actually. With only four days left at JUNIQE, I can say that I have learned a lot…

Old Friends, New Experiences

We are coming down to our final weeks here in Berlin. While I am sad that our adventure is nearing its end, I am so excited for the last couple of trips I have planned. This past weekend, in particular, was very fun for me as my trip to Switzerland for once meant more to…

Leadership and Hamburg in a Day

Despite having the opportunity to spend two months in Germany, it occurred to me this week that despite traveling to several other countries in Europe over the weekends, (Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, and more to come!) I have done almost no exploring of my host country, Germany. In fact, up until this past weekend, I…

A Month Away

Before I left the United States on May 13, I told myself, “This is going to be the fastest two months of my life.” A month later, I can say with confidence that this the truth. I cannot believe it has been over a month now since we first landed in Berlin. I have seen…

Cultural Competence Across Europe

In the past two weeks, I have more than doubled the number of countries I have visited in my life. Coming to Germany and setting foot in Europe for the first time was and still is incredible. I can not believe it almost been a month already! Last week I wrote about my long weekend…

Detour to Italy

Last Thursday was Ascension Day here in Germany. I ended up taking one of my two vacation days for the summer on Friday to make a four day weekend, and, although I could not be more thrilled to be spending the summer here in Berlin, I knew I also wanted to travel to Italy at…

Unique JUNIQE

I can’t believe its already been two weeks. Two months sounded like a long time before I left, but now I can tell that this program is going to be over before I know it. I was sad with this realization at first, but now I am just as determined as ever to make my…