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10 May 2011 @ 04:47 am
 
Okay off of the bad news today comes good news.   I applied to these two classes offered in English through Humboldt University in Berlin this summer yesterday.  Today I got an email asking for a statement of purpose.  Today at 3am, after my nap, I wrote out a brief essay, and then around 10 minute later I got an acceptance letter.  I guess the stereotype that Germans are notoriously efficient is true!

I hope I can do this since I need one more European history class for my history degree at NYU.  I was looking into the NYU in Berlin program but it was so much more expensive: about $10,000 total including housing, plane fare and tuition for 8 credits worth of classes.  Two classes that equal about 4 credits US is 800 Euros, which is around $1200- ridiculously cheap to an American.  The only problem is they are 2 US credits each so I'm not sure how I'll be able to transfer that to NYU since I think I'm only allowed to transfer in 4 classes and I already have 2 from Boston College and one I hope to argue to count for it from Harvard.  Also there is the question of where I would live in Berlin, since I was only offered housing for 3 weeks, covering the period of only one of the classes.  I did mention this to my parents though and they approve since they love Germany and this gives them an excuse to visit after living there 20 years ago.   
 
I really hope to be able to do this!  There is, I think, a lot of paperwork I'd have to do and get approved, but it would amazing if I could go and study the history of Berlin.  
 
 
 
 
Jessicafierywaif on May 10th, 2011 09:16 am (UTC)
Your parents lived in France which as you know I find super interesting and impressive.

I actually always assume all Asian parents and overeducated lamers like mine. I think Christine's dad also lived in Germany before coming to the US.