It has been quite amazing semester here in Hannover! There has been so much to do and so many places to visit in here that the time is just flying. There hasn’t been much progress concerning the my line of studies during this time, but living in here has been quite of an adventure.
Hannover isn’t one of the biggest city in Germany with it’s 500,000 residents but for me it’s just the right size. Basically everything is within a walking distance in here and the public transportation works like a dream. There’s not too much happening everyday, which makes life a bit more peaceful than in a larger city.
Germans and the other exchange students i’ve met in here are so friendly and open-minded. It has been so fun getting to know people all over the world and to hear about their cultures and ways of life!
The first month in here was basically about getting everything in order and getting to know the city and it’s customs. When the paperwork was ready it was time to start the two week long German intensive course. Days were mostly spent then on studying German and evenings enjoying the few last warm weeks of the year in a beach. After the intensive course ended everyone was looking forward to start the actual studies, but for weeks we didn’t hear anything about when the courses start.
Studying in here was quite different to what i was accustomed to in Finland. The classes are more about listening and studying than working at home, but there was still quite a lot of free time during the days. It’s definetly quality over quantity in here; most of the teachers are really passionate about their work, and it really motivates to try your best to learn.
All in all, this whole trip has been probably one memory i’ll cherish for the rest of my life. At first i was a little skeptic about going to study abroad, but now i’m so happy that i decided to come here.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen,