The Summer Program in Germany was an amazing experience that I am very glad to have participated in. From our classes and to the history and culture of Germany, I have benefited much. Going into it, I had a little anxiety about being able to communicate since I only had one semester of German under my belt, but that was not much of a problem: most of the people we talked to were able to speak English, and I picked up on much more German than I expected.
This was the beginning of our journey: cooking food in our KE appartment. It is amazing to look back on this and think of how much has changed, from the relationships I have with these people now to the events that shaped our trip.
Visiting Wittenberg and seeing Martin Luther’s home and church was impactful for me especially since I grew up in the Lutheran denomination. I therefore learned a lot of information on Luther in Catechism, but the museum was a good refresher. I appreciate all of that more now that I have matured and grown in my own faith.
Walking through both the concentration camp at Sachsenhausen and the Holocaust Museum was hard. WWII was an atrocity that is difficult to comprehend. Continue reading “Blog3”
I am very excited to go to Germany: it will be my first time out of the USA, I will be studying engineering in the engineering hub of the world, and I will be going through this new experience with many of my friends.
I hope for our class to gain a unique insight into a culture that is very different from ours here in the US.
I believe I will bring my “good looks and charm” in contrast to the “ever-present humor/sarcasm” of another individual.
I pray that everyone in the program is given wisdom, health, and fortitude along with a great time spent over these next couple of weeks.