When I told my friends back in Germany, they couldn’t believe what I was doing. In my first semester of university, I already had the chance to work long-term on an issue I liked and chose, travel to other parts of the world, work in a group, gain soft skills, agree on theories and methods ourselves, and learn while practically working.
I’m running. Going as fast as my legs will take me. Running through a jungle. When I look up the sky is a canopy of different shades of greens and browns. When I look down the ground is dirt and fallen leaves, sticks and large roots. I’m barefoot. My brown toes squish the soft Earth beneath them as I keep going.