August 21, 2014
My name is Hanna and I am the new intern in the Cultural Department at Deutsches Haus at NYU. I arrived here in New York about two weeks ago, and I am still overwhelmed by the abundance of opportunities this city has to offer. Particularly when it comes to culture, New York is such an incredibly inspiring environment that I barely know where to start exploring. This is my third time in New York, but living and working here changes my perspective of the city, which is a huge benefit for me – from a professional as well as from a personal point of view.
Originally I am from Bonn, where I am working on my Ph.D. in German Literature. Before I came to Deutsches Haus at NYU, I had just finished my postgraduate studies in German as a Foreign/Second Language, so I thought this would be the perfect time to support my new-gained knowledge with some practical experience in the field of intercultural communication and cross-cultural exchange. I chose to apply at Deutsches Haus because to me, the cooperation between the language, the cultural and the kids program, the incorporation of the Deutsches Haus into the academic environment of the NYU, and last but not least the diverse, interdisciplinary cultural program presented in such a fast-paced, cosmopolitan surrounding as New York is particularly intriguing.
I am very excited to spend the coming weeks with such a nice team in such a fascinating city, and I am looking forward to many exciting events this fall.