Saying Goodbye
Dec11

Saying Goodbye

Saying goodbye to Cologne was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do…even though I’m coming back. My last day was the day of the Christmas advent celebration at my school so I got an extra double dose of German goodness before departing. First my fifth graders performed a selection of Christmas carols (in English and German!), then I was invited to my sixth graders Christmas themed talent show, which was too...

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New Routines
Dec11

New Routines

Whether it comes on all at once or in a steady progression, you soak in the culture of your host country. You don’t have to eagerly dive in head first to find yourself picking up the mannerisms and habits of everyone else around you- it’s inevitable and crucial to gaining the perspective that studying abroad promises. A few months into my trip I found that I was no longer adopting a handful of cherry-picked idiosyncrasies, but was...

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