Share Your Story #8: Andrew Gale
September 3, 2019
In celebration of German-American friendship, we’re featuring stories from people like you!
Do you have a story to share with us about your German-American experience? Whether you are of German heritage or are someone who loves all things German, we want to hear from you! Send us a brief example of a time you enjoyed engaging with Germany in some way and we’ll publish the best contributions on our blog during the campaign!
What does “Wunderbar Together” mean to you? Stories can be anything from funny to heartwarming and highlight intercultural experiences studying, living, and working in the United States or Germany. Be creative!
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This week’s story was written by Andrew Gale about finding a new home in Bavaria.
Last summer, I was fortunate enough to be able to spend a week in Germany with a German-American family. Being of German heritage and never really having a personal connection to it, I had always wanted to visit Germany. From the minute I left Flughafen München, I felt at home. Aside from the Alps, the land looks very similar to where I live. The German people I found to be warm, very friendly, ready to laugh and excited to meet an American. The land itself in Germany is beautiful! The first real mountains I had ever seen were in Germany and I’ll never forget it. Seeing all the corn growing reminded me of my family back home who were also farmers. I honestly can say I fell in love with Germany, especially the small towns and the countryside. There are just so many exciting things to see and do there I cannot list them all. But my trip to Germany was life changing and I cannot wait to return!
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