Another adventure in Germany - Juliane
As a volunteer in a German school last year, I decided to stay in Germany for another year. The European Voluntary Service was the best opportunity that came to my mind. It was the perfect outcome after my first volunteering experience though I needed a bit of time to switch from a great experience to a very different adventure.
I arrived in Halle last September, after a very long journey by train, with my big and heavy suitcase, and on the first days I already knew I would appreciate this city. If anybody asks me about culture shock, I won’t be able to answer what surprised me most the first time I came to Germany about 5 years ago. I know there are differences but they are not shocking me any longer, so I forgot them. And now I feel the culture shock when I come back to my home country, France, therefore I feel now a bit more German than French.