One of the best decisions I ever made was to spend a year abroad when I was in college (for you Brits, that means Uni not A-levels :-P) in Germany. I met some of the most amazing, vibrant people from across Europe and even as far as the Americas. We may have spent more time tasting Gluhwein in the Weihnachstmarkt’s than in the library, exchanged our Taschengeld for shopping bags in Kuh’damm than we really could afford and experienced many a night of sampling the most vibrant nightlife in Berlin, but we also did manage to learn more than our counterparts who stayed back in our home countries (or so we’d like to think).
Aside from the academic aspect, the experience of that year will forever stay with me. The most memorable thing I took away from this experience of a lifetime may very well be the friendships formed, which I believe and hope would be life-long. 7 years on, we’ve still kept in touch and reunited as often as we can, given the distance and diverse lives we all lead across the globe.
My fav Italian amigo
My friends are cooler than yours 😛