I remember it like it was yesterday (it was), a few of my friends and I were sitting outside the American Indian Student Association (AISA) office and were wondering what to do before our night classes and meetings. Most of us had around two hours to kill and did not want to go back home because we would have to turn around as soon as we got there to attend class or club meetings. In our desperation we began looking for events and free food, it was then I remembered that it was Germany Week. We were located in the Archie W. Dunham-Conoco Student Leadership Center a separate wing of the union (a very reclusive part of the union, most students have no idea where this is located) and lo and behold an opportunity to learn about study abroad, internships, and other opportunities regarding Germany and OU, as well as free food was just a four minute walk away.
We jumped at the chance to go and showed promptly at 5:34 pm just four minutes late, right on time. The pizza was good the speaker superb and the information invaluable, although I really only stopped at the study aboard booth I still learned a lot. After attending I believe I may have the interest to take one semester of German so that I could spend a summer in Germany, as the only requirement is the semester of the language. I would love to be immersed in the culture and it has always been my dream to spend an afternoon at an authentic German beer garden. I do see the immeasurable value of learning abroad and unforgettable experiences that could be had and I must say I have been tempted. I would say that it is now a personal goal to study or at the very least visit Germany and experience it to the fullest, if not today one day.