The Black Forest region in Germany (‘Schwarzwald’ in German) is known to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. As we arrived, we were taken away by the scenery.
We were welcomed by friendly faces at the International Student Center at our host university. They helped us get situated in our dorms and answered any and all questions we had about the town. The town itself is tiny, with a total population of about 9000. Although Furtwangen isn’t a bustling city with a lot to do, I am enjoying the quietness and intimacy that we don’t often get in San Diego.
Allie Virgen blogs from Furtwangen, Germany in the summer of 2015. The Engineering major chose a faculty-led program in her field for her international experience.