High School USA Blog
- Cultural Exchange
One of the most festive times of the year in Germany is Karneval. The highlight of Karneval, Rosenmontag, is a day filled with dancers, marching bands, and float parades. My host sister were able to go together and take part in the festivities!
Last month, fifty Americans from Experiment traveled to the charming town of Oberwesel for our midyear seminar. Amidst the chaos of fifty American teenagers in one youth hostel, we played a short game of hide-and-seek.
During the Christmas season in Germany, it is a tradition for Christmas markets all around Germany to open for one month. I was able to explore the Christmas market in Münster and try a few traditional German foods!
This was how my first day of school in Germany as a 10th grader unfolded. It sure was an eventful day and exhausting at moments, but I genuinely found myself having a good time. Jump in with me and I'll explain what made it so memorable.
The three months I’ve spent in Germany have given me all kinds of unexpected circumstances. However, never in my life did I think I would find myself on a full train being squashed to bits by every BVB fan in the entire country.
Last weekend, I spent a rainy day exploring the city of Aachen. It was a dreamlike experience, and it reminded me that no matter how hard it rains, I will always adore exploring, traveling, and learning. A few raindrops are hardly enough to stop me from doing so.
Although this post is a little late, I found looking back on my trip to Köln last month as a good way to encapsulate the gratefulness I feel for the new knowledge and beauty I've experienced so far in my exchange year!