September 2010 - July 2011
If you read my blog post about visiting my Tante Irmgard ("In Ulm und um Ulm und um Ulm herum"), you can see what an impression the collection of family letters made on me. When I returned to Vanderbilt last fall, I sat down with a few professors and told them about an idea for a project I had, and asked if they would be willing to help. Turns out that they were as excited about it as I was.
In March I received my letter of acceptance from Fulbright, and in September I will begin my 10 month stay at the Universität Tübingen. You can read my research proposal here. Over the next year, I will be updating this site with what I find in the letters. I expect they will keep me on the edge of my seat, and hope they'll do the same for you!
If you're interested in reading more about my project, please click on this link.
January - July 2009
After China, I really thought I was finished with semesters abroad. Not that I wanted to be--but sometimes you have to actually go to school, after all. Then, in September, Professor Sevin of the German department approached me about the Regensburg Program, which would allow me to earn course credit for my majors in addition to language study. I couldn't turn it down. Graduating with a degree in German without having studied there would be like applying to medical school without ever having stepped foot inside a hospital. In other words, unacceptable.
So here I am, already four months into my six month stay in Germany! The agenda is short: improve my German, and travel, travel, travel.