Germany, Again

wurzburgSo, I’ve been in Germany for two weeks now. It just feels good–everything¬†fits, somehow. I’m happy and grateful. At the moment, I’m in Wuerzburg (above), the small town in Bavaria where my undergraduate institution runs a study abroad program. I’m serving as my professor’s assistant, reading, cooking, drinking wine, sitting in cafes and staring at gorgeous old buildings, and generally enjoying feeling stress-free and (academically) irresponsible for the first time in nearly four years.

It feels a little strange to write about Wuerzburg, since I completed the same summer program two summers ago as a student and documented it all extensively then. You can see all those posts here–expect at least a few Wuerzburg entries at some point, though.

In the meantime, however, we’ve been to Munich….

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Und noch weiter….

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So apparently I just graduated from college. And apparently I am leaving for Germany again in a month. What??!!

I’ll be using this space again to post pictures and things. Keep in touch.

My journeys this time around will be much more long-term–I’ll be getting a two-year Masters in Comparative Literature, under the auspices of the DAAD. I still don’t know exactly where I will be studying, but I should be finding that out within the next couple months.

In July, though, I will be in Germany working as the assistant of my beloved professor, helping to run the same study abroad program I participated in two years ago. And then on to hunt for an opera ticket at Bayreuth….and then on to work on a farm in Bavaria….and then to start school again!

I’m terrified and thrilled.

Gaudeamus igitur!