Today is our last full day in Bielefeld. Students said good bye to their teacher at Tandem and had a farewell breakfast together. The plan for tonight is for a German / American slumber party at Wes’ host family’s house. … Continue reading →
The students and their hosts met for a farewell party this evening at a local restaurant. Here are some pictures of the evening. Our train for the airport leaves on Saturday morning at 4:56 am.
It is hard to believe that a month has almost gone by and that we return on Saturday. Tomorrow is a big farewell party with our students, their hosts, and the staff from Tandem, the language institute where our students … Continue reading →
Here are pictures of Dan’s and Andrew’s host families.
The weather here in Bielefeld has been less than cooperative this week. Most of the week has seen rain and highs in the upper 50s. The forecast is for warmer temps and sunny skies next week. Here are a few … Continue reading →
Then next few posts will be of GHS students and their host families here in Bielefeld. We start today with Elizabeth and Adam.
Students attended classes today at our partner school, the Max-Planck-Gymnasium, a university preparatory school in Bielefeld. School let ou at 11:30, so that all of the teachers could go on an outing together. Mr. Collins and Mr. Graves accompanied them. … Continue reading →
Below are several pictures of students in their language class. The directors of the institute are pleased that our students are speaking mostly German during the classes and are even using German when they speak with each other!
Students participated in a Stadt-Rallye (a city scavenger hunt) in Bielefeld today. They met with their host siblings and formed mixed groups of Germans and Americans and made their way through the city to locate specific landmarks. At each landmark … Continue reading →
We left Salzburg this morning, where the weather was unseasonably warm, for Bielefeld. Our train to Munich was late, which meant our train to Hannover was leaving as we pulled in to the station. We took another train to Nuernberg, … Continue reading →
Today was another beautiful day. Most of us woke up to church bells ringing, since our hotel is across from a church. We had a large breakfast at the hotel and then did a city tour in the form of … Continue reading →
We arrived yesterday evening after taking a later train because of a cancelation. We took the bus to our hotel, checked in, ate, and went to bed. Today was a beautiful day: sunny and 80 degrees. We took a short … Continue reading →
After breakfast this morning we boarded a train and headed 2 hours south to the Bavarian Alps to visit Neuschwanstein castle. Many of us discovered on the 30 minute hike up to the castle that we are a little out … Continue reading →
Things felt much better this morning after a decent amount of sleep. Several students woke up at 3 am and couldn’t sleep anymore, but still felt better with at least 4 hours of sleep. After eating a typical German breakfast … Continue reading →
Today began in the airplane on the flight from Atlanta to Duesseldorf. Some of us tried to sleep, while others watched movies, ate terrible airplane food, or tried to sleep. We landed early in Duesseldorf and then boarded the train … Continue reading →
Our group left this morning at 7:30 from GHS. Mrs. Eaton was kind enough to drive us to the airport in Chicago. We checked our bags, went through security, and boarded our flight to Atlanta. It was Justin’s and Dan’s … Continue reading →