Two weeks ago I had the Summer School in Poland from Sunday till Sunday. Before leaving to Poland I was a bit worried about how it will go, because i didn’t know the people so well, whit who I was going to travel and spend the week with. But it was so nice, and I’m sad that i learn to know these people so late..
During the Summer School we heard about 30 different presentations! Everyone had made a presentation (mostly in pairs) about a topic concerning Reproductive Health Promotion.I really enjoyed the presentations, even though I’m not studying Nursing (like most of the participants in the Summer School) but as a social worker the topics were also interesting. In Poland we also had a lot of nice program organised by the University of Poznan, whose quests we were. We had a welcoming from the city Mayor, a guided city tour, a dinner and a lot of evening program with the polish students.
I have always tought that the Finnish railway company VR is bad with timetables, but I got to find out that the German one is even worse! On the way to Poland we missed our connection train in Berlin, and the next one was going first next morning, so we got a free hotel night in Berlin! And on the way back home the train was almost 2 hours late…
Last week was nothing special. The beginning of the week we just spend time in Esslingen and did nothing special. On Thursday I left with another exchange student and a German student at his home place in Bavaria. It was a small town in the North of the Alps. Unfortunately we had mostly a bad weather, cloudy and raining, so we couldn’t enjoy the outdoor activities those are the nicest thing over there. But still we had a good time. We went swimming, bowling, watching football, partying and ate good. Finally on Sunday afternoon it was sunny and we climbed(!) on one of the mountains, Alpspitz, that was 1575 meters high! So even higher than any point in Finland! It was a bit hard to climb there, but certainly worth it! The view from there was beautiful, we could see many other mountains and the small city down.
I only have one week and some days left here in Germany. On Wednesday I will leave with 7 other students to Prague and come back on Saturday. Then I guess I have to start packing my things etc. I’m already now excited (and worried) about going back home. How is everything going to be there? I have been away more than 5 months, so I’m sure many things have changed!