There are many differences between the way I live at home and the way of life in Germany. One of the biggest changes for me has been transportation. I am accustomed to getting everywhere by car and almost never using public transportation, but here our only option is using public transportation. Learning the various systems and routes as well as etiquette on the systems was confusing at first, but I have started to get the hang of it.
One thing I appreciate about the United States (and that I took for granted before) is free public restrooms. Oftentimes we will go out for the day and not return to St. Michaels Heim until late, meaning if you have to go to the bathroom during the day, you have to pay for it. I much prefer the American system where bathrooms are easily accessible almost everywhere.