Hiking in Switzerland

Fall Break – time to relax, or time to explore. Time for little adventures. With two friends I decided to go on a little adventure in Switzerland. First idea: hiking and camping in the mountains. As fall break came closer and the weather became colder, we started looking for a warm place for the night….

A little bit of familiarity

A little bit of familiarity. A little bit of home. A little bit of everyday life and routine. Hall ways, procedures and face become familiar. Astonishment becomes normal. Life goes on the way it flows. And we become part of the flow. Part of the rivers. The fields of exploring, the villages of wonder, the…

La macchina fissa

Sometimes, if you listen carefully enough, you can hear the sound of nature. The buzz of the bees. The crackling sound of wood. And you can smell that summer vanished and autumn creates a new atmosphere. Sometimes we don’t notice this time of the years. Sometimes we do. We sit quietly. We observe. We understand….

Living cultural diversity

October 23. Open Day. The day that we, the people of the hill, present our life to friends, family, people from Freiburg and even further away. One month passes and this bubble was our life. For me, Open Day summed up why I am here. And what UWC is about. People cooked traditional food, presented…

Orientation Week. School Week.

I am here. I am finally here. And UWC has become my daily life. I arrived here on August, 25th. I wasn’t nervous at all. All my excitement before turned into pure happiness since I am here. I share my little dorm bubble inside the bigger bubble with awesome human beings coming from Jordan, Cameroon,…

Summer blues, excitement, and just 9 days left!

Finally I can feel the summer in my hometown. It is not hot but warm enough for that holiday feeling. I am taking my bicycle to visit some places “for the last time.“ I am seeing some friends “for the last time“. But it really is not “the last time“, there is just a small (maybe…

Gakko x Romania

What is Gakko? Gakko is a summer camp. Basically it’s about education. Education preparing us for the challenges of our time. But what is it really about? That’s a question people asked me before I went there, and even the Sempai kept asking this question. My answer: Gakko is weird, wonderful, inspiring, unforgettable, changing. In…

From Aachen to Amsterdam

What I did on the UWC election weekend? –  I made travel plans! Four month later, after some phone calls, some planning and a lot of excitement, our plans turned to reality. Four months after Shunya and I met for the first time, we meet again in Aachen. Our final destination was Amsterdam, but of…

Wonderful Microcosm

Everything around me is waking up, exploding, living, being… And I am happy. Happy traveling around visiting friends all over Germany, with my backpack packed for three trips, one after another without going home. I feel like the happiest person on earth (beside the wonderful people around me). I have my ideals, my way of…

Spring in Freiburg

My first visit to Freiburg. A very close friend is born here but we never managed to come here together. So now I do it on my own. It is love at first sight. Green nature, flowers, and the sound of the creek everywhere. From the hostel where I am staying I can see the vineyard. The…

Berlin – city of creative souls

Berlin has always been my friends and my favourite destination. So time has come to go there again. It was supposed to be spring, but the first days were still cold and windy. I experienced again how UWC builds connections. Most of the people I got to know during that time where somehow related to…

Israel – A Country of Diversity

Easter vacation in Germany. I did not take part in the usual family celebration, instead I went to Israel as a young ambassador. It was rather my desire to explore a new country than the wish to visit specifically Israel, so I had no expectations. Experiencing life in this beautiful, modern, diverse country with a local…