As the days went on I grew to love my host family. We got so close, I miss them everyday. My favorite parts being in that family was my nights spent with tea and good conversation, and braiding the little girls hair before school. We all got so close so fast and I will always be thankful for that. I was blessed with two host families, I lived with my host teachers sister and went to school with my host teacher. Both families were amazing and brought so many smiles and laughter into my life.
We did a lot of activities throughout this trip, they were amazing. I do wish some of our activities weren't so rushed, and that we got to enjoy more of the scenery around us. My favorite part of this trip was teaching in the schools. It was very interesting to see how they teach and how the school is run differently from ours. I really loved some of the classroom management techniques she used, and plan on using them in my own classroom. What I didn't like on this trip was just that the Berlin wall was still there. It had art to symbolize what happen, but it was still a good length of the wall that was up. It sadden me that they still had that much of the wall still standing today.
This experience was the best part of my college career. I think everyone should do something like this during their college years. This experience has made me a stronger individual and more open to adventures that would scare me.