Hi, my name is Alan Browning, and I am a rising sophomore engineer from Newtown, Pennsylvania. I plan to major in mechanical engineering, with a minor in computer science. I’ve chosen to major in engineering because I enjoy math and physics, and I love to understand how things work. I am not sure what type of mechanical engineer I want to be, but I am interested in aviation, automobiles, and alternative energy. I love being active, especially when it comes to sports. I played a variety of sports growing up, including baseball and soccer throughout high school. Some of my other hobbies include hiking, kayaking, and listening to music.
I have been wanting to study abroad for a while now. I enjoy the prospect of trying new things and experiencing new cultures. That being said, I didn’t want to try any study abroad just yet. I chose Plus3 because it is relatively short. This is a perfect match for me because I haven’t been outside the country much, so I don’t want to jump into a full semester abroad. Having a two week program will allow me to learn about Germany, without too much of a time investment.
Germany has always been very intriguing to me. A lot of world history took place in Germany, and I want to learn about it and experience it first hand. Also, the program’s focus on the automotive industry is very fascinating to me given my interests in automobiles. I feel this trip can be a great learning experience that cater to my personal interests, while also helping me learn about my future career. I ‘m looking forward to learning about German culture, trying new foods, and getting a first hand look at a professional work environment in my field.