Putting My Plan into Action to Study in Germany

Putting My Plan into Action to Study in Germany

Hi everyone! My name is Olivia and I’m studying abroad for a year in Germany. Studying abroad was not a far-fetched idea for my family because my mom had done the exact same thing in the exact same country. Being born in Germany and living there for a part of my life I was semi used to the culture. I reached my decision to take the jump in April 2014, so it was a little bit late in the year but I was ready to see something new and explore the world a little bit.

I’m a now junior in high school in a small, typical suburban town in Minnesota. Nothing special happens here, high schoolers live the cliché lives that can be seen on today’s television shows including homecoming court, big football or hockey games, high school party’s and cramming for tomorrows tests. Spring Break 2014 was the deciding factor for me to go abroad. I went on a class trip to Spain and it opened my eyes to everything I was missing in the American culture in general. Not that there’s anything bad or wrong with it, it just doesn’t fit for me and it’s not where I want to end up in life.

So I came home, and the first day back at school sitting in my same old English class I felt so small and uncreative. The next day I made an appointment with my counselor, asked him what needed to be done for my plans to be set in action, talked with my parents, and started looking for programs. Greenheart Travel seemed like the best and I’m not saying this as an advertisement but we honestly looked at so many programs and Greenheart Travel fit all our wants and needs.  So here I am in Germany! I’m excited to meet the people who will be going through the same experiences as me.  So thrilled for this year ahead and all the memories that will follow!

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