By Mitva Jaiswal from Vadodara Hosted in Germany
I had the best time of my life in Germany. It shaped part of my character and changed my view on life.
My exchange has been an incredible experience for me. I have gained a lot of knowledge about Germany, Latvian, Austria, France, Switzerland, Czech Republic and where I was. The first is new lifelong friendships with my friends and family. Luckily now I can totally understand German; even in my German course they gave me extension to do next level. When I speak German I feel so amazed that initially I only knew my mother tongue and my national language but when I am 16 and I have started to learn another language, I can speak it fluently..That makes me proud!
I have done lots of hiking, picnics, cycling and so much adventure with my family. I also attended prom party for the first time. I could also attend a German wedding, it was so pretty.
We went on an architecture excursion too with school class in Switzerland. I would truly recommend the year program as you really need one year away to get to a good level of German. Also with one year away you are able to form strong relationships with your family and friends.
Overall, this experience has taught me to be grateful and independent. Now just 44 days to go back to India with a brand new frame of mind.
Thank you so much everyone who made it possible.