Today is the first day after arriving back in the States. Already, I miss the clean subways and multiple transportation services that we experienced everyday. Maybe it’s because it’s the weekend, but one thing I definitely don’t miss, is the traffic that can be found when traveling on the George Washington Bridge. It’s also a little weird that I’m actually missing the bread from Germany, especially in the mornings when I have nothing to eat at home.
Overall, the study abroad trip in Germany is something I’m glad I went on. I experienced and learned so many new things, and it made me go out more in the summer. The parks and places we visited in Germany can probably be found in different styles all over the world, but a lot of the ones we went to made sense for the area as a whole. It was also amazing to learn about techniques that they used over there that we are only implementing in recent years. The designs of a lot of the parks were what we learned about in classes, and seeing them in real life was a great experience for me. I would definitely recommend people to go to Germany, whether it is on a study abroad trip or not, and experience the things from a different country. A lot of the architecture and designs found there, can be found in the United States because we are a young country that has history from the rest of the world. So much has happened in Germany itself, that would probably not occur in any other country, but some of those events have shaped how the country is today, and the same can be said for the United States.