Wednesday, July 25, 2012

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu!

...and here it is: the last evening, the last blog entry, time to come home and tell everyone what a great time we had! Tomorrow we will be on the plane, on the way home - but yesterday evening we said good-bye to the friends we have made here: host parents, host siblings, and friends of the program. We gathered again at the Museumsscheune at Burg Linn, where we also celebrated 4th of July. And how long ago that was - and, paradoxically, how little time seems to have passed!

We had worked diligently on perfecting our program: The theater group on their three sketches by Loriot (, the choir and the musicians on their songs, the dance group on their choreography. And, as we proud teachers knew anyway, the show was a great success. We enjoyed a lovely evening together and made the crowd laugh and smile - and what more could any artist want! Here are two pictures showing the choir and the theater group:

Our last evening together ended with three surprises: A flower bouquet for our onsite-coordinator Barbara, an "Abschiedsbuch" (fare-well book) for the host families with texts and poems written by the group, and t-shirts for the students (with a design inspired by our experience here), which they all then signed.

We will miss Germany - it is not just a nice place to visit for a few weeks anymore; it has become a home away from home. But we are also looking forward to being back home again and together with our families, friends and pets. We had a great time, and would like to say thank you to everyone who has been following this blog. We hope we gave you a good enough impression of how we enjoyed our time in Germany through this blog. In the name of the IUHPFL program and the three teachers, all that remains for me to say is: So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu!

Until very soon, your


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