German Literature class was the first time I explored a topic for a paper that I was truly excited about. I realized I could connect the text to a theme in the world of visual arts. Suddenly I felt that I had important thoughts and I wanted to get them down on paper. Since then I’ve enjoyed analyzing German literature and film, whilst expanding my language skills. I traveled abroad to Potsdam where I stayed with a wonderful host family who I still keep in touch with. I could not help but study abroad a second time in Vienna, where I spoke German almost exclusively and could speak proficiently for the first time.
I am doing a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship somewhere in Germany for 10 months. Afterward I will return to the United States to get my Masters in Fine Arts in painting.