,There were so many amazing memories made on this trip.
If I had to describe my study abroad in Germany and the time I’ve spent getting to know everyone, I would say “life-changing”. Each day was an adventure-there were no boring or off days from the trip because we were in a different country and different setting from home.
I didn’t know what to expect (besides having a set syllabus), and that’s the way I would have preferred it because the month was full of surprises and learning new things about Berlin, Essen, and Hamburg. We collectively as a group saw many examples of landscape architecture being a major part of the culture here, and the subtle nuances of everyday life as well. My favorite city was Essen, and I loved the Unperfeckt Hotel that we stayed in; a definite must-go for anyone visiting there.
Although I missed home frequently during the trip, I would not have traded anything else for this study abroad with my friends, classmates, and professors. Thank you to the Landscape Architecture department for curating this program, and to the Rutgers Global Study Abroad for making this happen.