We are ecstatic to welcome back our first cohort of interns since the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted normal life in March 2020. Starting January 18, 2022, these 10 interns will join our community in all grades, K-8. Please help us welcome them - and please consider hosting!
Hello! My name is Nadja and I live in a little village at the edge of the black forest, called Bösingen. I am 25 years old and finished my studies at the University of Education in Heidelberg in october. Before I start working as a teacher for kids with special needs, I would like to gain work experience in a school abroad. In my freetime i love to meet my friends, go out for a walk or a run, go hiking in the mountains, go dancing and travel. I am really excited to experience the 'american way of life', especially the life in Minnesota!
I love to meet my friends, go shopping or go for a walk with them. Once per week I go to the dance training of the sportsclub at my hometown. On the weekend I watch my boyfriend play soccer or go for a run. When its rainy outside, I like to go in the cinema, go bowling or something else. During the holidays I love to go hiking in the mountains!
My name is Ella and I am 22 years old. I study elementary school education in Frankfurt and I am glad to participate in the Intern Program of the TCGIS. I am really excited to get part of the school for 6 months and to support the teachers and students there. I hope I can bring in my ideas and experiences and learn a lot for my own teacher training. Thanks a lot!
In my free time I really like to do sports. I trained track and field for about 10 years and since one year I play soccer in a women's team. Furthermore I love to laugh, have fun and go out with friends. I often go for a walk with my dog and cook or bake. Above all I love spending time with my boyfriend, with my family and my friends. In addition to that I have a very extraordinary hobby which is to tidy up and to clean up nearly everything. :)
Moin! My name is Aleks and y'all will hear the first word a lot so I expect you to do your homework and learn what it means and how it is used! That's your first German lesson. After a long pandemic it is finally time to bring us all closer together and I am thrilled to finally meet you! Please donate to the max so we can all profit from this amazing internship program! Sending love from Hannover
Besides studying and meeting my friends I love to skateboard in my free time. I listen to music (almost everything), love to take walks, and watch sports events.
Moin moin! I'm Laura (28) from Oldenburg in Northern Germany. I'm currently earning my master's degree in elementary education at Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. My subjects are German and Textile Design. I'm probably going to graduate when I'm with you, so you can celebrate with me :) I love traveling and the outdoors and I can't wait to meet you and explore Minnesota!
I have many friends from all over the world and we love to discuss funny or interesting cultural differences. I'm also volunteering at my university to help international students to integrate.
I love hiking, but there are not many possibilities to hike where I live. The most beautiful but challenging hike was Angels Landing in Zion National Park, Utah. I also loved the Grand Canyon and Yosemite. My dream destinations are Alaska and Patagonia. I am spending my free time at the lake or going on bike rides. As I don't have a driver's license (yet), riding my bike is my main means of transport actually (which is very common in Northern Germany).
I really like studying and academic reading and writing. I'm even thinking about doing a doctorate after my graduation. At the moment I am really interested in AI and how you can implement it to make learning easier. Furthermore, I'm very interested in technology and recent spaceflights.
My name is Bernadette (22) and I'm from Riederich (near Stuttgart in Baden-Württemberg, Germany). I study German and PE at Ludwigsburg University of Education and I'm just starting my master's degree to become an elementary school teacher later on. I love to do sports, travel, walk with my dog in nature and meet friends. So far, I've never been to the United States and I'm incredibly excited to experience life on the other side of the world and be part of TCGIS!
In my free time I mainly do sports (apparatus gymnastics and in winter skiing/snowboarding) and coach kids in my sports club (also apparatus gymnastics). I also like to go out in nature with our dog, meet with friends or be creative. In Germany, I am also involved as a volunteer learning mentor. There I support a student weekly with her schoolwork and we practice together what she does not understand.
I can't wait to see you,
Sending you "Herbstliche Grüße" (as we say for greetings in autumn)!
Hallo everyone! I'm Isabelle and I'm from Frankfurt in Germany where I am studying primary school teaching. My subjects are German, English and Maths. In my free time, I love to do yoga, try new recipes, swim and sing! Another passion of mine is traveling. As I have never been to the United States, I am really excited to visit and live in Minnesota. I am looking forward to my time at the TCGIS and especially the possibility to live in a host family.
In Germany, I spend most of my free time with my friends. We like to cook or bake together, go to the lake or go hiking. I also enjoy jogging and swimming regularly and have been practicing yoga for a year. I also like to sing, read crime novels and watch series.
Hello! My name is Kirsten Peters and I'm from Lienen, a small village located in the idyllic area at the foot of the Teutoburger Forest. I study English and Geography at Osnabrück University and I am currently working on my master's thesis. I love to read, travel, and sew in my free time. At home I live in a multigenerational house and am a family person, which is why I am looking forward to becoming a part of this big school family. I'm excited to experience the American way of life in Minnesota.
In my free time I love to read and to go hiking. I also like to go ice-skating and to bake. Something I also really enjoy is to travel and discover new places.
My name is Larissa and I'm from Dieburg (which is near Frankfurt). I studied primary school teaching education at Goethe University in Frankfurt. I'm currently doing my final exams for the first state examination, so I'll graduate from University in December 2021. As I already mentioned I love to travel, get to know new places and people and I've also already stayed with host families.
In my free time I enjoy meeting up with friends, exploring new places and taking photos. One of my biggest passion is going to the gym. I love working out, so during my time in Minnesota I'd really like to join a gym. Maybe we could also work out together if you want to? :) I'm already so excited and I'm looking forward to a great time in Minnesota and of course I'm pretty excited to meet you!
See you soon! Larissa
Hallo! My name is Lena Spriestersbach, I’m 22 years old and from Rastatt, which is in the south of the Black Forest. I’m studying to become a primary school teacher with the main subjects English and German at the Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg.
I indeed love traveling and exploring a city or nature, doing trips, going for walks and hiking or visiting the museum. I lived in South Korea for half a year before; overall I am very interested in Asian culture, especially in Japan. In my free time I like to just stroll around town, meet with friends to go shopping or get lunch. I'm very interested in art, so I like to go to museums every once in a while, those not only being art related, instead mostly any kind. Spending time outside, going for walks and having a picnic or going on smaller hikes are things I really enjoy when it comes to outside activities. I like to read, I try to keep informed about politics and of course I also like the obvious: to just stay in and watch Netflix.
I’m very excited for my time in Minnesota, at TCGIS and with the host family! Hope to see you soon, Lena.
Hallo! My name is Melisa and I'm from Ober-Ramstadt, a small town close to Frankfurt. I study German and Art at Goethe University in Frankfurt. I love to read, cook and dance in my free time. I have traveled to a few countries in Europe and I'm excited to be able to travel to the USA for the first time and living in Minnesota. I am so happy to be a part of TCGIS and can hardly wait to get to know you all.
In addition to my studies, I work in a psychiatry. Before that, I worked for a few years at a secondary school in my town. In my free time, I love doing things with my family and friends. I really like to be in nature and also go hiking. I love reading and I am a huge fan of the American literary scene. My favorite authors include Toni Morrison, J.D. Sallinger and F. Scott Fitzgerald. I also love to dance and I am a member of a hip hop dance group. I train three times a week and in addition to hip hop, I also dance jazz, modern dance and contemporary dance.
Wish you all the best and see you soon! Melisa
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