Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Day 7: April 27th, 2014

Most of the day was spent traveling to Werne where we will be student teaching. We had to take an ICE train to Dortmund. From there we would take a smaller train to Werne.  The important thing to remember when riding trains anywhere is that they will leave you! It was a scary and exhilarating experience getting on the train. There were 11 of us who needed to get on with all of our luggage. So we had approximately 3 minutes to load all the luggage and get everyone on the train. They started to blow the whistle and we still had two people not on the train. We cut it close, but made it on!

As we approached Werne, I started to become nervous because I was about to meet my host family for the first time. I am very shy when I first meet people. When I got off of the train my host mom, dad, sister, and sister were there to pick me up. They were very welcoming. They leave outside of Werne in a town called Herbern, so we had about a 15 minute drive. On the drive they asked me many questions about my trip and where I come from. When we arrived at the house, they gave me a tour and showed me where I would be sleeping. That evening, we had a family dinner at the table and talked some more. This is a new experience for me (living with a host family), so it will take some getting used to. Tomorrow is our first day of teaching!

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