Today is my last day in the USA before leaving for my study abroad trip to Germany. This also makes it my last day of free water and expensive beer! I am still not fully packed to go, but I am not surprised. This past week leading up to Germany I had a few German-speaking classes to get a basic understanding of the language and what to expect. Although my German is “nicht so gut” I am excited to try to speak it none the less.
I am excited to go to Germany for so many reasons. One reason being my grandfather’s brother was stationed there after World War 2 and married a German woman. Although we have lost contact, I still have second cousins there. Another reason is my Dad’s father was part German. The biggest reason is that I recently have a thrill for wanting to go to different countries and see as much of the world as possible. I am so thankful for this opportunity to study abroad. A lot of my friends did not take the opportunity to or couldn’t and they all say how lucky I am to be able to this. Our first stop for this trip is the Berlin Wall. I have learned about it in history class and I am very excited to see it in person.