Arselia Gales ― Arizona State University
Enlarge image On the Potomac (© Arselia Gales ) When most people think of Germany they think often think of Nazis, the Holocaust and World War II. Most people fail to realize that there is so much more to Germany than these harsh stereotypes and generalizations.
Attending the German-American Young Journalists Workshop was the highlight of my summer vacation. I am so grateful to have been provided this priceless opportunity. I especially enjoyed going to the Newseum, the German-American Heritage Museum, The Washington Post and the Pentagon.
Being the youngest student on the trip, it was nice to hear from the older students from both Germany and the United States and their positions on topics that affect both nations. It also helped me realize the steps I need to take in order to become a successful journalist.
It was strange being the youngest person in attendance but it helped me realize what I can and will be able to accomplish in the next couple of years in my profession. The older students on the trip provided me with wisdom, and I can only hope that I will be where they are in the next couple of years.
In addition to gaining insights on the happenings in the world around me outside of the United States, I was able to gain new friendships that I will hopefully keep throughout my lifetime. This trip definitely enhanced my strong passion in journalism.