I love Europeans.
|American Crazies: Courtney and I instant-friended.|
I don’t know how the magic happens when people cluster for a week and bond instantly, but it definitely does happen, and these camp friendships can sometimes last a lifetime (we can remember a certain husband who is proof of that). Personally, I think it’s the skits.
So I’m not going to tell you about MY week of being an English teacher and supporter, explaining the term “swag” to Germans, and hiking trails in the Black Forest. You are more than welcome to ask me later how the time passed, and my stories will be ready.
|We’re going for a walk-hike! It’s sunny, but this Californian is COLD!|
You need to know about this program, and you need to do it for yourself.
|Life is full of joy when one can make friends.|
The language learners pay a tuition to attend the camp; their fee covers their own room and board, and also is enough to cover the room and board for one of the Anglos. Yes – a true 1:1 ratio for the ultimate personal tutoring sessions. All we Anglos have to do is pay for our transportation to and from the welcome city (usually by a large airport, like Munich, Berlin, Madrid, etc.).
|Meal times are arranged for maximum communication: German-Anglo-German-Anglo.|
FACT: If you’re an interesting person who wants to learn interesting things about other people, you will never run out of things to talk about.
GO: Be interesting!
|Here to work hard and entertain!|
Breakfast kicks off everyday at 8am, and you talk, talk, talk through the end of lunch time, around 2pm. You have free time until 4pm, then back at it again until the end of dinner – 9pm! There is optional hang out time after all of that, and this time really is the best part – mostly because I love playing Taboo, singing, and dancing.
|My squirrel pal on our free time jaunt to Triberg.|
P.S. Nobody paid me to promote or write this post (or ANY of my posts, for that matter). I wish someone had. Let me know if you can be that person.
Thanks to everyone – Anglos, Germans, the one Swiss, Diverbo – for a fantastic week! I hope to see you again in France, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, or the USA someday!
None of these photos are my own, so thanks to all of you who took pictures!