From Michigan to Bayreuth – Impressions of a Summer Internship

by Molly Green, American Exchange Student, Master of Public Health Candidate, The University of Michigan School of Public Health

First comes the look of surprise, then the inevitable question: “so how do you like it?” After I tell people that I am spending my summer in Bayreuth for an internship for my master’s program, they are always very interested in how I feel about it. From the start of my time here, I have been able to respond with how much I am enjoying Bayreuth.

The city can really only be described as quaint-there are cobblestone streets, cafes, old buildings and huge parks. There is a train station and a central marketplace. There are many museums, two opera houses (because, you know, one just isn’t enough), clock towers and palaces. There are wonderful public gardens, and the surrounding countryside is covered in sloping fields and dark forests. Before my arrival, I had been told that Bayreuth was small, tiny even. I would very much disagree. With nearly 70,000 people and 13,000 students at the University, the town is thriving and diverse. Weiterlesen