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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Life So Far in Köln
Dec01

Life So Far in Köln

I can’t believe that I’ve only been in Cologne, Germany for three months. It feels like a lifetime. When I first arrived I was overwhelmed but excited. I was ready to learn. I was ready to take on new challenges. Now, I feel much more settled into my regular life here, and it feels less like an “experience” and more like- well, regular daily living. Things I had to get used to: – Taking the tram...

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Willkommen in Köln!
Sep19

Willkommen in Köln!

Hello from Cologne, Germany! My name is Chelsey, I’m a senior, and I will be student teaching in this great city until December first. I arrived in late August, after a crazy almost-24-hours of traveling, and have been settling into my new life since then. How am I getting this great opportunity, you might ask? Well, I’m going through the COST program, or the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching. It’s a program...

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