Survival in Germany -study life 在德国极限挑战-学习生活
In 2019, I have lived 8 years in Germany and my limits have been tested everyday in the eight years.
In September 2011, I took my first flight，made the first time abroad. At that time I was 23 years old. With a limited grasp of spoken German， passable English and a lot of excitements, I started my study in a beautiful city called Freiburg, which locates at the southwestern border of Germany with France and Switzerland.
In the first month, I lived like in dream in Freiburg. I met a dozen of chinese colleages, joined a few outdoor activities to the mountains, city center. The chinese colleagues were very passionate to organize parties, where we cooked together and the senior students talked about their lives in Germany. In the enthusiastic sunshine of september, my mind was full of “Es muss sein” and “unbearable lightness”(concepts from one book of Milan Kundera).
Life soon balanced me with heaviness. The two years master-program was intensive and the lectures were filling every hour of my day. During the night I had to do the homework. It was like the life that I prepared for “College Entrance exam”. Further more, the examing system was once very confusing to me because it differs very much from chinese examining system. One day I could not take the pressure any more so I talked about “giving up” to one of my colleagues. But he critized me frankly that I shall think about the efforts which brought me to Germany and persevere with the study. Then, I survived my study life.