Marissa's Journey to Germany

Current Location

Saarbrücken, Germany

Hi, I'm Marissa! This year I'm teaching English and exploring German culture from my home base in Saarbrücken, Germany! I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences with you!


November is officially here! I saw my first Santa hat of the year on Sunday. Germany is ready for Christmas. Plus, I had my first trip to France!


While life in Germany can be similar to life in the States, there are many subtle differences. People do not hold the same beliefs as Americans do on many subjects. They have a different perspective.

Field Notes

Germans love bureaucracy, order and community service. There are many government programs that support those in need in addition to charity organizations.


Happy Holidays! Christmas (market) time is here!