Tomorrow is our last day in Germany together, as our Landscape Architecture in Germany program wraps to a close. This transience feels bittersweet, and I think that I may miss spending time with this group. However, I am certain that I will undoubtedly and indefinitely be nostalgic of Germany once I return to the U.S.. Actually, I already do feel nostalgic of Germany even though I have not physically left yet.
I will return to Berlin to conduct independent research thru the Roy DeBoer Travel Prize after this program, but I think that it is time for me to step out of my comfort of constantly being surrounded by native English speakers.
I have learned to appreciate those whom take the effort to communicate with me in English when it is not their first language, and I have grown more empathetic to those whom have had to navigate the U.S. with limited proficiency to the Enlgish language, especially my mother.