I take four classes: my HP which is History of the Olympics with Lavon Williams; a Political Science course focused on German history and politics with Leo Brux; a German Film course with Andreas Rost, where we watch classic German film from its silent era to its post-war era; and lastly my 201 level German course with Barbara H., who helps us with developing our skills by speaking with us in German.
I find there are times, like back on campus, where I am a bit overwhelmed with work or feel some stress, but I know it is all within my ability if I apply myself to the task at hand. It is tempting to not do work and just go explore a new country, but that would be forgetting the study in “study abroad.” The classes and material are interesting, and all my teachers show honest care and interest in what they are teaching and want to help us learn. The class has dynamic conversations and at time humorous moments, which help us learn and develop connections. We have just finished midterms, so the semester is well on its way, and I am happy with my experience in the first half.