But the truth is, this is a big deal; especially this trip. This trip will be the longest I've ever been away from my family, my friends, my boyfriend and I'm scared. In addition to the 2 1/2 week trip with my RC classmates, I will be doing an 8 week internship in Köln.
However, I'm also very excited. One of my goals in life is to become a native German speaker. Germany is a big part of my identity. I was born in Germany and German was spoken at my home, but I was hardly fluent before this RC program. RC German has vastly improved my German and this trip will continue to improve it. I look forward to living and breathing the German culture. I can't wait to visit Berlin and to finally see what we've been reading about in our RC Berlin class this past semester. I truly can't wait.