We are glad we got to welcome three students from Grossmont College in San Diego here in Berlin. First, they took a two-week-long German course which was followed by two weeks of interning at workplaces that suit their interests.
The Checkpoint Charlie Foundation planned a few events that helped the students get to know Berlin better. For example, we went on a city tour, toured the German Parliament Building, and had lunch with the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Additionally, we visited the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, watched a performance by the students of the public school for acrobatic arts, and attended the 60-year anniversary event of the famous JFK-speech in front of the town hall of Schöneberg – one of Berlin’s districts.
The picture shows the Grossmont-College group with a group of teachers from the USA in the House of Representatives with the Speaker, the Hon. Cornelia Seibeld.
Photo: Abgeordnetenhaus von Berlin (House of Representatives of Berlin)