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Throwback Thursday, Study Abroad 1999- Nuremberg, Germany

February 6, 2014

Back the summer before my senior year of high school, I spent the summer in Nuremberg, Germany on a student exchange. It was an AWESOME experience. A group of us from my high school went and we all stayed with host families and got completely immersed  in the culture. I can’t say enough good things about this experience. So, this was back in 1999 though, so forgive the super-old scanned pictures!

This picture below is of my group who went over from the states. One of the teachers at the school who taught science and geography took us on a walking tour of the city that day to explain the layout of the city and development over the years. This was 15 years ago, but I do remember detailed conversations about sustainability and recycling.

On a hill in Nuremberg, Germany. Study abroad, summer 1999. I'm in the back row, second in from the left. Oh so blonde.

On a hill in Nuremberg, Germany. Study abroad, summer 1999. I’m in the back row, second in from the left. Oh so blonde. Yes, I do still keep up with some of these people!

 

You can see the land laying out behind us on from the top of the hill in the above picture. As you can see it is a bit grey… there are a couple rain jackets on… so it had been a bit rainy that morning. But we hiked to the top of the damn hill anyway. Which means, of course, we had to go back down the hill. The muddy hill. I don’t have good luck with hills. I was the last one down and it didn’t go well…

That is me, falling on my ass, coming down the muddy hill in Nuremberg, Germany. Study Abroad, 1999.

That is me, falling on my ass, coming down the muddy hill in Nuremberg, Germany. Study Abroad, 1999.

 

Of course, everyone turned around to snap a picture of me on my ass. I was a bit of a little princess back then, so I guess it was fair. Please note the awesome 1999 sandals I’m rocking.

If you ever have the chance to do any sort of cultural immersion, I highly recommend it. This was such a great experience, it helped my German so much (which I still use today) and it was such a great time. I hope I get to go back again some day!

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