After finishing my last exam paper yesterday, it is official! I am done with my first semester of graduate school in Germany! YAY!
Here’s a look back at everything I accomplished this semester (in numbers):
6 grad school courses
2 final exams
Two of my courses required that I give a presentation. The first was in English, so that wasn’t too big of a deal. However, I also had to give 2 in German! Those were both pretty terrifying, but they went pretty smoothly!
4 term papers
I much prefer writing papers to taking final exams. I finished my last term paper yesterday, which means I have nearly 2 weeks of vacation (besides working 15 hours/week) before the new semester starts!
7 classes for next semester
Was my first semester in Germany perfect? Hell no. But everything worked out in the end, and for that I am grateful. I am also still a part of the program and have signed up for 7 classes for the summer semester, which goes from April through September. Wish me luck!