Monday afternoon we had an official welcoming from the school and city of Esslingen. There was also one report from a local magazine, who interviewed some of us! In the evening there was a small party where we ate and played some nice games together with other exchange students and some German students. It was nice to spend some time together with people who you already knew a bit, because during the coming week we would meet a lot of new German students.
In the beginning of the week I met my professor; we spoke about the courses I’m going to take. Everything looked pretty clear. We also had our first German history and culture class which seemed pretty interesting.
Thursday was first day when I had to wake early, to go to school. In the morning I had intercultural communication, which was interesting, even if it’s totally different than what I usually study. But I think it’s important for me as a social worker to be able to know the cultural differences also. In the afternoon I had an interesting course from my own faculty; Social protection systems in EU member states. We were not many students there, but at least every one of us was able to participate in the discussion we had.
Weekend went again too fast! Friday evening we had a funny Crepe-night in the dormitory, organized by some French students. Crepes and Nutella+Jelly=NAM! ;P Saturday I went together with some other exchange students to the Television tower of Stuttgart. From there you could see far away. It’s the first television tower in the whole world! From there we continued to Schlossplatz, a nice park in the center of Stuttgart. There we met some other exchange students and spend time with them. The weather on Saturday was amazing! Just like the summer in Finland! :D It was getting cold in the evening, so we had to come back to Esslingen pretty early.