photo credit Audra

Second Semester

We’re right about in the middle of our summer semester in Munich and the beautiful weather is making it harder and harder to resist going outside! One of our students, Audra White, shares what her semester has been looking like so far:

This semester I’m taking all of the Institute courses that are being offered: Sprachkurs, Theaterkurs and Konversation. I really enjoy the Institute classes because we are constantly improving our German speaking, writing,  and reading skills but we are also able to interact with each other in a very comfortable and casual environment. I am also taking two courses at Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) in the Amerikanistik Department: Crime & the City and Contemporary Literature. They are both American literature classes in English, and I’m really enjoying having an excuse to read books again on a daily basis!

As far as what I’ve been doing in my free time, spending time outside and traveling is the name of the game! The Englischer Garten (just behind Studentenstadt where we live and reaching all the way to downtown) is always a surefire way to spend some extra time in the sun and people watch. My parents are actually currently visiting, and we spent a beautiful sunny morning exploring the grounds at Schloss Nymphenburg before heading to Zurich, Switzerland for the weekend. We’ve had so many holidays in the summer months and they make for the perfect long weekend trips to any of the many destination cities that are in such close proximity to Munich!