I applied to the Deutsche Sommerschule am Pazifik (German Summer School on the Pacific) a few weeks ago, and last week I was accepted. I'm very excited. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! The Deutsche Sommerschule is a college program in which I take classes on German culture, history, heritage, politics, etc., in German. It's mainly designed for people who have had two years of post-secondary education in German, or equivalent knowledge. I don't know how strict they are about it, but you're not supposed to use English the whole time you're involved in the program. Even when you're in your dorm talking to your roommate, you speak German. It's in Portland, which isn't really "am Pazifik", more like "in der Nähe vom Pazifik" (near the Pacific), but that doesn't matter. I love Portland. It's nice and big like any other big city, except it's not just sprawl (in my opinion). Downtown is beautiful. There's lots of greenery and no pollution. It's one of my favorite places on this Earth. Anyway, I just wanted everyone to know the good news, so you know I haven't died if I don't ever come by from June to August. Wish me luck. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!