Category Archives: Fulbright Exchange

Advent Season in Germany

A time of hope, anticipation. Crisp air outdoors. Candles, lights, wreaths abound. Advent calendars to count down.   Small surprises, sweets behind the tiny doors. Shouts of glee at the prizes in little hands. Smells of fir boughs, pinecones, gingerbread … Continue reading

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Erntedankfest in a German Village

The Fulbright program does an incredible job connecting peoples around the world. We had learned that I was to teach English to German pupils from grades 6-10 in a Comprehensive School in Neresheim, Germany.  The school served 30 surrounding towns … Continue reading

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