Curious Cologne

Cologne by ChristianU

This article was written by Global Graduates, published on 11th May 2011 and has been read 4449 times.

Emily spent her year abroad in Cologne, Germany. Read on as she fills the year abroad blanks...
My name is: Emily

I'm studying: German and International Relations at Aberdeen University

For my year abroad I went to:
Cologne, Germany for 9 months

While I was there I:
Taught in a Gymnasium (Grammar School) as a Language Assistant for the British Council.

Five words to describe my year away are:
Amazing, daunting, challenging, enriching, hilarious.

My top tips for anyone going there are:
To go beforehand to sort out accommodation. However much you think that you can rough it for a year, a nice place to come back to is key!

The cleverest people find accommodation:
Online.

Don't leave without:
An open mind!

The best night out is:
In the Altstadt with new friends.

When your parents visit:
Visit a couple museums, especially the EN-DE Museum if they are interested in the Holocaust.

My favourite lunch place:
Any café in the city centre for people watching.

My best place for a hot date:
Vapianos - amazing Italian restaurant that leads to an unconventional date.

On a Sunday:
Walk along the Rhine.

The most useful website I found was:
Teachingenglish.org.uk.

If you want to fit in quickly, you should:
Learn some Koelsch - the local dialect.

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