Integration Course: Time to Sign up!

I spoke with a very friendly woman from the Integration Office today. She informed me that not only am I eligible to take an integration course, IĀ am obliged to take one! I have been in Germany for nearly five months, and this is the first time someone has told me this. (If only I had … Continue reading Integration Course: Time to Sign up!

Hello & Goodbye

As a native Iowan, I am no stranger to friendly interactions with strangers. I grew up smiling at passersby on the sidewalk, chatting with cashiers at the store, and waving at everyone I saw while driving. (I picked up this last one from my dad, who grew up in rural Iowa. Apparently everyone else thinks … Continue reading Hello & Goodbye