1. What do you like most about your job?
Christine: I love that each event that we do brings a different crowd to Deutsches Haus, and that I get to meet so many fascinating people.
Marianna: I like most that we have a very good-spirited team here at Deutsches Haus! It is nice to come to work knowing that the people you are going to spend your day with actually like what they do and also like working with each other. This has made it very easy for us interns to fit in.
2. How long are you staying in New York? Are you planning to travel elsewhere?
Christine: After I finish my internship in September, I have three weeks before I have to leave the US. I don’t have any final plans yet but, since I won’t be able to re-enter the US during my grace period, I’ll probably do a road trip in the area or check out the West Coast.
Marianna: My internship ends on July 26th but I will be spending some more time in the U.S. afterwards. Hopefully I’ll be able to make a short trip to the West-Coast, other than that I would like to see as much as possible here in and around New York.
3. What was the most exciting thing you’ve done in New York so far and why?
Christine: That’s difficult to say! One thing I’ll always be amazed by are the street artists. Most of them are so incredibly talented and there’s nothing better than good music while you’re waiting for your subway.
Marianna: It is very difficult to pick just one single event or a place I went to… For the time being I would probably go with the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island last weekend, which all of us interns attended. It really was like a time travel – everybody was all dressed up like in the 1920s, live bands were playing (or a DJ on gramophones!), and we even took up the challenge of a Charleston lesson! It was a fun all-day event with exceptionally good weather and a bunch of awesome people.
4. What’s your favourite quote?
Christine: “C’est la vie!”
Marianna: “Fang nie an aufzuhören, hör nie auf anzufangen!” (supposedly Cicero), meaning: Never start giving up, never stop starting anew!
5. We would love for you to share a photo or video, providing us with your very own perspective on New York.
I couldn’t pick just one picture, so I opted for these four :)
Top left: Deutsches Haus (of course!)
Top right: A traffic light turned into a piece of art.
Bottom left: Sand on a bench in Washington Square Park. Everyone could just rearrange the sand to form a new story.
Bottom right: An old man and his vintage camera just hanging out.