Besides wanting to be able to experience life how my ancestors lived, I'm doing this to help me become a well-rounded teacher. Being able to experience life in Germany and knowing barely any of the language, I will be able to relate to English Language Learners. I will understand their struggle and as an educator next year be able to use this experience to help these students that I will have in my class. I also am very interested in the Waldorf teaching style and I am excited to be able to firsthand experience this pedagogy and apply it in my future classroom.
The world is full of learning experiences and I cannot wait to be able to learn more about myself and life on this adventure to Germany.