My new German course in Berlin

Sara, 03. Dezember 2019

My name is Sara and I am 24 years old. I come from Lebanon, a small country on the Mediterranean Sea known for its beauty and history. Lebanon is a little treasure lost in the middle of chaos that never ceases to surprise. Leaving Lebanon in 2013, I pursued my studies in Montreal, Canada and moved back home after graduating. I started working in an advertising company in Beirut and two years later, I decided it was time for a change.

I packed my bags and moved to Berlin in June to attend a 6 months graphic design workshop. Why did I choose Berlin? I can’t quite put my finger on it. I can’t express why I took that plunge in a city that I barely knew. Today, 5 months later, I still can’t answer that question. All I can say is that Berlin is an endlessly fascinating city and from what I’ve observed so far, people in Berlin know how to live. They enjoy their life the way it is, they live in the moment. Ask me again in a year and I might have a better answer.

The first few weeks in Berlin were a little tough as I needed to fill in papers, do my Anmeldung, go to the Bürgeramt and to the Ausländerbehörde… so many German words that I could not pronounce. Nowhere in the world did I have to fill in so much paperwork, show up in places at 5 am to get an appointment and check my mailbox everyday hoping to get the documents I needed. Once the worst was over, I was ready to start my life in this unpredictable city and now my new German course in Berlin.