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From an aupair to a student in Germany

06/01/2021 - 10:00-3 Comments by | vietnam flag

Passau was once for me a host city

Having a year in advance getting to know the city is quite a big advantage for me. I knew every famous cafes, stores and nature. I visited every sightseeings, I got used to the lifestyle that is not only typical German, but also typical Passau. I improved my German, I improved my Bayrish. I made friends, I became a member of my host family. I lived here.

I did not even choose Passau at first, all I thought of was just to come to any place in Germany, so that I can improve my language skills. Just that. In a nutshell, it was not Passau that I chose, but it was me that Passau - the university city that chose me

I did not even choose Passau at first, all I thought of was just to come to any place in Germany, so that I can improve my language skills. Just that. In a nutshell, it was not Passau that I chose, but it was me that Passau – the university city that chose me.

It is now for me a home city

However, it was not until I became a student here that Passau became my home city. If there is one thing that is really big in this small city, it is the university. Passau is a university city. If there is a lifestyle that I really yearn to get to know, it is the student life style. Passau is made of students. If there are buildings that I want to wander around the most, they are in the campus. Passau’s campus was rated the nicest campus of Germany in 2009. If there is one reason I feel like Passau is home, it is because I am now a student here. The feeling of totally belonging, like an ugly duckling of Andersen finally realized it was actually a swan for finding its family, I finally realized I actually always wanted to be a student. I love being here.

That feeling was described by my favorite quote in “The Catcher in the Rye” by J. D. Sailinger

The feeling of totally belonging, like an ugly duckling of Andersen finally realized it was actually a swan for finding its family, I finally realized I actually always wanted to be a student. I love being here.

The feeling of totally belonging, like an ugly duckling of Andersen finally realized it was actually a swan for finding its family, I finally realized I actually always wanted to be a student. I love being here.

“I think that once you have a fair idea where you want to go, your first move will be to apply yourself in a school. You’ll have to. You’re a student—whether the idea appeals to you or not. You’re in love with knowledge.”

To some, the question might appear why did I come to Passau in the very first place as an Aupair, instead of a student? I did not even choose Passau at first, all I thought of was just to come to any place in Germany, so that I can improve my language skills. Just that. In a nutshell, it was not Passau that I chose, but it was me that Passau – the university city that chose me.

“When I stayed, land it was

When I left, part of my soul it became”

@To Huu

Tags: English Blog Post, Everyday Life, German Blog Post, German Cities, German Language, Society & Culture, Student Life

Comments

3 Comments

    A nice article, happy to see you’ve settled in well.

    Comment by Guest created 20/01/2021 - 22:15

      Thank you! I hope you are doing well too

      Comment by Hoang Anh created 30/01/2021 - 13:07

        hallo, em là Mai. chị cho e hỏi chút là khi c đi aupair thì c đi qua trung tâm hay là tự tìm ạ?
        c có thể giới thiệu cho e một vài trung tâm uy tín được không ạ? Vielen Dank ^-^

        Comment by thanh mai created 18/02/2021 - 10:15

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