Foreign Exchange Student Experience
I spend much of my time in Germany wishing the official language was Spanish so that I could communicate. Spanish was the only language offered at my high school, and I had studied it for 3 years before embarking on a journey to Germany. At age 16, I was awarded the Congress-Bundestag Exchange scholarship. No German skills were required for the scholarship. Thanks to a volunteer tutor, I arrived in Germany knowing several key nouns and verbs and a smattering of basic adjectives. I was very confused and continually curious.