What a welcoming and warm reception we had here at the Einstein Gymnasium! Two wonderful Einstein teachers, Eva and Marlene, greeted us just outside baggage claim and brought us to our bus. We toured the countryside, marveling at the beautiful hills, sunrise, and bright colors of the changing leaves. We also saw some windmills as we drove by.
Our partner school had breakfast, juice, and water waiting for us! After recharging a bit, we decided to take a tour of the school. Despite some fog early in the morning, it quickly turned into a beautiful fall day- 62 degrees and sunny- which was perfect for taking a look at the grounds! Then, it was time for a quick lunch and an Ashford GAPP Group photo in front of the iconic "E".
Then, students had a choice of taking a quick nap, hanging out quietly and getting to know one another, or going for a walk downtown. Everyone chose the option that was best for how they were feeling. Our partner school has been doing such a wonderful job of accommodating our needs and making us feel very welcome here in Germany!
After our afternoon activities, it was time to head home with our new host families for a good night's sleep. Our adventure is off to a fantastic start and we are looking forward to an amazing two weeks!