January 28, 2020
Hello everybody! My name is Jenny and I am happy to be the new Language Program intern at Deutsches Haus at NYU.
I am originally from Aachen, located right at the Dutch and Belgian border and known for its beautiful cathedral and old town, but a few years ago I moved to Cologne for my studies, which is also known for its cathedral as well as the Karneval. Currently, I am doing my bachelor’s degree in English and geography in the teacher education program at the University of Cologne.
These two subjects are very close to my heart, since I went to bilingual school and got more and more interested in English, but also learning new languages in general. It will be very interesting to see bilingualism from the opposite perspective.
I am also very curious about geography and how it explains the world as it is. Therefore, I love to visit new places and cultures, which is why I travelled a lot especially in Asian countries. However, after having visited New York a few years ago, I knew I wanted to come back. I am really happy to live here for the next three months and to explore this wonderful city.
I also already have some experience working with children. I am active in my local gymnastics club being in the youth association and planning all kinds of activities for children and teenagers, which is always a lot of fun.
While studying, I did two internships at schools in Germany and I am looking forward to gain new experience from another perspective here at Deutsches Haus. It is always a pleasure to see students learn and progress. Moreover, I am excited to also learn about administration and marketing while also being able to apply some didactic knowledge.
See you at Deutsches Haus! –Jenny