Written by Tara Stamaris, Foster undergraduate
In a couple of weeks, I will have been in Europe for two months. It is crazy how fast the time has gone by, and how much I have learned along the way! The first couple of weeks were a little hard for me. I was missing home and felt out of place in my new foreign home. However as I meet more people and experience more things, it is easy to see how amazing this trip is.
On the weekends a group of us students from school have been going on mini trips to neighboring countries. We have gone to Munich, Germany, Vienna, Austria, and next weekend we are going to Berlin, Germany! These trips are so much fun because we are all new to the environment and are really excited to see and experience new things. We just returned from Vienna and when we were there, we went to the most beautiful palace. It is called the Belvedere Palace and it was breathtaking. Living in the United States, buildings like this simply don’t exist. It was so fun to walk around and see the gardens and rooms inside. Vienna was so romantic and beautiful.
I can’t wait to see where else I end up visiting! Europe is amazing because all of the countries are so close yet so different. Every place I go is different from the last, and every place presents new challenges as well as experiences. I never thought I would be going to new countries every weekend, it’s amazing.
These are my roommates, the one on the left is Margot and she is from Belgium. The one on the right is Rianne and she is from Holland.