January 15, 2014
Hi, my name is Amelie and I am an intern with the Cultural Program at Deutsches Haus NYU. Before coming to Deutsches Haus, I graduated from the London School of Economics with a Masters in cultural psychology. My passion for different cultures has brought me to many interesting places but the cultural melting pot I found here in New York City, fascinates me like no other place in the world. In my free time I like to explore the city by bike and enjoy the breathtaking views of Manhattan when riding over one of the bridges. While biking in the city often poses quite a challenge, I am optimistic that the new biking system will get New Yorkers and especially cab drivers more used to Europe’s favorite means of transportation.
I decided to intern at Deutsches Haus at NYU because I am very curious about how my own culture is represented abroad. I think the events organized at Deutsches Haus not only offer a unique perspective on contemporary German culture but also add to the great cultural scene here in NYC. I especially enjoy the open and friendly atmosphere and our little Haus on Washington mews feels like my own “little Germany” in NYC.