September 10, 2015
My name is Anna and I’m the new intern in the Language Program at Deutsches Haus at NYU.
This internship in New York is my first real step into the big, wide world and I’m really looking forward to spending the next three months here and also facing new challenges. Coming from Upper Bavaria in Germany, I’m not used to skyscrapers, the hectic rush, and the permanent sound of sirens, but I kind of like it because these things illustrate that you’re residing in one of the most amazing metropolises in the world and “if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.”
I am usually studying European Studies at the University of Passau, a city close to the Austrian border, and the focus of my studies is in the Anglo-American area, sociology, and economy. In my opinion, getting an insight into the professional life is very important and for my obligatory internship abroad, I decided to come to my dream destination, the United States. I had already taken part in a GAPP exchange with a high school in Wisconsin and since then, I’ve always dreamt of coming back. Furthermore, I am interested in teaching German to foreigners, so Deutsches Haus is the best place for me to be.
My first two weeks in New York City were exciting. I did some sightseeing and visited places I only knew from TV like the One World Trade Center, Central Park, Times Square, and a lot more. The impressions were overwhelming and I still can’t believe I’m finally here.
I’m really looking forward to our Haus-Fest and getting to know more about the work of Deutsches Haus at NYU. But I’m also excited to take part in the organization of language classes, meet different people, and learn about their interests and attitudes towards German.