These last two weeks has consisted of being anywhere but my actual dorm room. Between visiting downtown Bremen, Dötlingen, Delmenhorst and Hamburg (twice), I have found time to work out, attend classes and go on runs around the neighborhood. The real adventures and thrills have lately been outside the gates of my “Americanized” university. The classes are all in English and the university’s population is only about two thousands students include graduates. And I used to say Rollins College was a small school. Luckily, with the help of my host parents and my roommate, I have adapted and enjoyed my stay in Bremen thus far. I have felt homesick a couple times but nothing some homemade food could not fit.
Before leaving to Germany, I signed up for the host family program at Jacobs University and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made. My host parents are an elder German couple; Sigrid, the wife, is a retired German teacher and Rudi, is a retired German solider. Not only have they exposed me to the German culture but have been correcting my German on the weekends. In addition they are way better cooks than the school’s cafeteria. As classes are rolling in full force I am still pretty excited about traveling on the weekends. Hopefully the next time I will be writing a blog post, I will be in a café somewhere in Berlin.