I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Europe. During the study abroad I was able to enrich my understanding of a different culture, improve my ability to navigate public transportation around a city and even budgeting meals. Studying in a different country, is a rare opportunity that I was blessed to have.
As someone who isn’t catholic, a lot the service in the cathedral was foreign to me. From the worshiping in Latin and the massive amount of incense, a lot of it felt unusual, but interesting.
At first glance, Bremen looks like another tourist trap with very superficial souvenirs and little substantive experiences, but upon visiting, I found it to have a genuinely outgoing community.
Back in Middle School, the Holocaust was my first exposure to the worst of humanity. From an early age, it’s easy to view the world as morally black and white with most entertainment and courses emphasizing the good. Upon truly learning about the holocaust really changed my outlook on the true extent humanity can go to sustain a flawed ideology.
Traveling to another continent without my family, initially, felt daunting. After a week, I’ve been able to connect with more of my peers who are eager to explore the city together.