Life is good
Never have I heard someone say the words “oh I shouldn’t have gone on abroad exchange”. That it is because it is an opportunity you get ever so often and it is one that is life changing to say the least. Almost a year ago I made the decision to come to RheinAhrCampus for a semester. It was a decision that took a lot of convincing but I am so grateful Rashimah was able to persuade me so well to come here. I came with zero expectations, a completely clear and open mind. Mostly because I didn’t know what to expect nor did I want to burden my experience with expectations and surely it was a semester to remember in all its elements. Imagine, being thousands of miles away from home in the middle of the peak of a global pandemic. One could make a case that it would feel pretty miserable. However for me that could not be farther away from the truth.
Even with all that was going on in the world, I was surrounded by an amazing group of people made up of both the staff and fellow exchange students and even virtually, it felt like we had a nice little family here at RheinAhrCampus. My thirst for nature, traveling and the outdoors will never fully be quenched but being here surely gave me a size-able dose of all that to have me satisfied for some time to come. I have made long lasting friendships and relationships that I see progressing beyond our time here.
Academically I have been exposed to different styles of teaching from what I am used to and I truly feel myself improving as a person from the time I have spent here. Personally I have improved on skills I didn't even know I had with video and audio editing. All around I feel as though I have grown very much as a person and for that I would like to say a big thank you to RheinAhrCampus for that. If I were to describe Remagen in one word, I'd call it a gem. A hidden gem in the middle of Germany - priceless and beautiful. To all the people who made my time here undoubtedly unforgettable. Sincerely, thank you very much and goodbye