If you ever need a way to get people to get to know each other, throw ‘em together and tell them they have a graded presentation due in an hour. And that is how I met Tobi, Simon, and Lea.
It did not take very long, but yes, we already had work assigned in the form of our introductory company presentations. Even with the time crunch, luckily my group was very focused throughout and we were able to find all the info we needed, divvy up the work, and (hopefully) thrive under pressure and present well. It was a great way to get a feel for how the German students worked and it was a nice crash course in getting to know them. It was also nice to get a surface look at all of the companies we would be visiting during our trip to help us prepare for what we would see.
Afterwards we got a chance to go to the University dining hall which put Market to shame. I had my very first schnitzel there and I have to say it was even better than I hoped it would be. After our meal, we were all split into three groups and tasked with a scavenger hunt throughout the city. It acted as a second but more personalized tour. We were shown some great places to eat and
Overall it was a great day. It was interesting to see how students from a different country act similarly to students from America. Our styles were different, fashion wise and presentation wise, but at our core we are all young adults trying to make something of ourselves in this world. And that speaks volumes.