January 9, 2014
My name is Stephanie and I am one of the two new interns at Deutsches Haus at NYU. I just finished my Bachelor’s degree in German Studies and Politics and am now enrolled in the Master’s program of the German Institute at the University of Bonn. During my studies in Bonn I did a semester abroad at the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland. This experience made me realize that I want to gain more practical experience in the area of German as a foreign language and German culture in an English speaking country. Since I already got to know the Scottish point of view on Germany, I thought it would be nice to go a little farther and get more familiar with the U.S. perspective.
This is my third time in NYC and definitely my longest stay here so far. The first time I came to NY was in 2008 when I was part of an exchange with Clements High School in Texas. I fell in love with NYC and its welcoming people immediately. It has such a great energy and I am very happy to get the chance to be a part of Deutsches Haus and work with so many amazing and kind people.
Besides doing my internship I enjoy spending time in Central Park and exploring the different neighborhoods of the city. During my stay in the U.S. I would also like to visit other cities such as Washington D.C. and Boston since I have only been to Texas and NY before. This is only the beginning of my internship in the Language Program of Deutsches Haus and I am very much looking forward to the next three months.