Gera · Student exchanges

First days in Germany

It’s been four days since I arrived in Germany and time has been going so fast. I have been doing a lot of things, experiencing a lot of new foods, and meeting a lot of people.

My host family is really great and super funny! They are always making sure I am okay with everything, that I am fed, that I have snacks for the day, and most importantly, that I am awake on time.
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Gera · Student exchanges

My Adventure Begins

Tomorrow is when my adventure begins. Three planes and a train will get me to my new family who will take me under their wings for 3 weeks. Talking to them for the past few days have been full of excitement, wondering when they were going to reply back, the time difference, and realizing that they would never reply back that day because they were sleeping. Seeing all the pictures of their family and my host sister’s friends have kept my phone glued by my side.

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Student exchanges · Takaoka

Countdown until our trip to Takaoka, Japan

downtown Ft. WayneIt’s strange to be moving so quickly toward something I’ve hoped so long for. It’s hard to believe that in a couple days we will be on our way to Japan. Anticipation has taken hold of me to the point that all I can think of is preparation for our trip. The past few days have been devoted to packing and brushing up on important Japanese phrases. As I stare at my stuffed suitcase, it’s starting to sink in that we’re actually leaving. I’m so excited it feels like a dream, and I’m not sure I’ll be fully convinced until I’m sitting in an airline seat. Being able to visit Japan is more than I could have ever dreamed for and I can’t wait! Continue reading “Countdown until our trip to Takaoka, Japan”