My name is Tori, and I a 27-year-old American living in Berlin, Germany. From September 2013 to June 2014, I worked as an English teaching assistant at a high school in Fulda, Germany. You can read more about my Fulbright experience here, as well as in these blog posts.
After my family hosted a German exchange student when I was young, I remained intrigued by Germany as a country and wished I could learn the language. Once I finally had the chance to start studying it in college, I embraced it fully, seeking to improve my knowledge of German culture and language whenever and however possible.
After 2 1/2 years of studying German, I visited Germany for the first time in the spring of 2011, when I studied abroad at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. This was also my first time leaving North America. The experience was incredible, and I was nowhere near ready to be done with Germany by the time my five months were over. I was able to make a couple shorter trips back to Germany after studying abroad, and in 2013 I was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Grant.
After my grant ended, I found an internship position in Berlin and am now based there. Currently, I am completing my masters in Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance. Please feel free to reach out to me via e-mail if you have any questions about relocating to Germany, Fulbright grants, the Hertie School, or if there's anything I could possibly help you with.