• Briana Peters

I’ve done previous Rutgers summer study abroad programs in Japan and France, but I was unsure about staying in Germany for 6 weeks with a host family. However, I quickly became part of the family, got closer to my peers, and even made other international friends thanks to my “host sister” – an international student from China my family was also hosting at the time. After touring a few fantasy-like castles, feeding a swan chips in Geneva, learning about the UN by actually visiting headquarters, and eating some bratwursts along the way, I embraced the ESI experience.