Wabash Blogs Immersion 2008: Germany

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Wabash's vast reach

Sam Prellwitz '10: When you fly a few thousand miles over an ocean and stay in a European city you don't expect to see people associated with Wabash college that just so happen to be in the city. Mark Shreve, alum of Wabash College class of 2004, just happened to be visiting Joela Zeller, a friend to the German department of Wabash the same week as our eventful expedition. In doing so, Joela served as a great tour guide, showing us the Turkish area of Berlin, and Mark entertained with stories of his time abroad, both as a student and now as an employee of a study-abroad company in Italy. By the end of the day, we had a greater understanding of both what it’s like to be a German confronting contemporary German issues as well as what it is like to be an American, Wabash man fully immersed in a foreign culture. We would like to extend a special thanks to both of these individuals for facilitating such contemporary cultural immersion.

- Sam Prellwitz