I was originally drawn to Europe because I had never been before and was fascinated by the rich history of the continent.
Eager to hit every hot spot, I wanted a central location that would make my travel goals possible, so I settled on Germany. Berlin seemed like such a diverse hub of culture, history, architecture, and fun, and also a relatively unique place to study abroad.
I also thought that the location of Freie Universitat sounded perfect. Although the FU-BEST program is located in the suburbs, there is easy access to the rest of the city. Being a suburban girl, I was comforted by the fact that I could escape the excitement of the city when I was on campus.
I loved the idea of the week-long international excursion that was included in the FU-BEST program, and I had heard from many friends that Berlin was an incredible city like no other. Thus I found myself convinced that FU-BEST was the place for me.