First adventure outside the United States


I completed my undergraduate degree in the US in International Business, and as part of this program I completed a semester abroad in Berlin in the fall of 2016. I had never travelled outside the United States before this, but after my 3-month stay in Europe I had visited 6 countries: Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Spain, and the Netherlands! I fell in love with the culture and environment of Europe, and it became my dream to return to Europe to live and work after my undergraduate degree. Specifically, while taking a boat tour amidst the countless container ships and endless stacks of shipping containers, I decided I wanted to work in International Logistics.

I made new friends during my semester abroad, broadened my international perspective, and enjoyed wonderful experiences: I climbed a mountain and visited an ice bar in Norway, swam in the Mediterranean Sea in Barcelona, sailed through the second largest European port city in Hamburg, explored a windmill in the Netherlands, explored a nuclear bunker and a secret intelligence facility in Berlin, and most importantly ( :D ), purchased my first bottle of alcohol (while still being below the legal age to purchase alcohol in my home country!).

I am excited for my next opportunity to experience the wonders of Europe!


This content has been entered in the Erasmus Travellers Competition and have earned 179 points.

  • 1289 chars (128 points)
  • 17 views (51 points)
This competition was made possible by:


Share your Erasmus Experience in Freie University of Berlin!

If you know Freie University of Berlin as native, traveler or as exchange student... share your opinion on Freie University of Berlin! Rate different characteristics and share your experience.

Comments (0 comments)


Share your Erasmus experience!


Don’t have an account? Sign up.

Wait a moment, please

Run hamsters! Run!