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Report November - Architektur

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 | Bachelor's degree programme Architektur

The month of November was the month that I felt like I was starting to get to know so many more people. The first week I discovered the Uni-Sportzentrum and started to working out again. It felt amazing to get back at the weights with all the hard lectures and projects. It relaxed me a lot.

The second week of the month we had a field trip to Leipzig. At first I had my doubts about who am I going to stay with, how are we going to get there etc. But even in the bus travel I had an amazing time. I got to know a lot of people in my departement and they got to know me which was amazing because I was feeling kinda lonely at first. But since the field trip people know each other and we have so much more fun at the classes or when we go out. In that way Leipzig was one of the best trips I have ever had in my entire life. We had so much fun. The actual purpose of this trip was of course “architecture” but it turned out to be so much more than just an educational trip. After this trip everybody knew each other so it was a lot easier to decide which night we’re going to go out or where we are going to go.

Lectures this month were a little bit different than the first month because at the start of the month there was a due date for most of our projects and since we were going to go to Leipzig due dates for other Project were the first week of December. But the theoretical lectures were getting harder but still with regular studying I handled most of my lectures. At the last two weeks though since the due dates were coming closer I started to stress out a little bit but I handled them. The best way to deal with all of this stuff for me was the state of mind I was in. I said to myself: no matter what happens I will do eveything I can to finish what I started. That state of mind made me do every project with care.

This was the month that I became really homesick. It was the second week of the month and I started to miss my home a lot but the main reason behind this was my loneliness because I didn’t have many friends and I couldn’t just talk to people in German. Because I was getting so anxious because nobody seemed to understand me. Everytime they talk to me I had to ask them to repeat what they said and I thought this was the reason that people didn’t want to talk to me. This was before Leipzig and in that trip I learned a lot of people were excited about me talking to them and they didn’t hesitate or show any sign of boredom when I asked them to repeat something when I didn’t understand. This way my German progressed really quaickly. It even progressed so much more in three days than the last month. After we came back from Leipzig neither my homesickness nor mesickness nor my quietness was there. Of course I was still a little homesick but having new friends helped me a lot getting over it. And later this month a lot of friends of mine also came to the Uni-Sportzentrum and we started working out together and playing badminton, basketball… It really helped to develop a stronger friendship with my friends and also form new friendships with so much more new people. This month I finally felt like I was getting used to this new life.