Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Gruetzi!

Hello to everyone! My name is Katherine, and I just arrived yesterday in Zurich. After sleeping about 13 hours to get over the jet lag, I'm ready to go! I will be studying at the ETH at the Energy Science Center, on a few projects about which I will post more later, after I meet with the professors and get the detailed information. I'm very excited to begin working on these projects though! I've been to Zurich twice before- once in 2004 and once in 2005 for about 2 days each- but I think it will be very different to live here and not just be a tourist. But nevertheless, the magic and beauty of Zurich and Switzerland is still here and I can't wait to enjoy everything and go exploring!
Just so you know a little more about me, I study Global Environmental Politics at American University in Washington, DC (going for my Masters). I'm originally from NJ, and did my undergrad in chemistry and german at Boston College. Although I can get by in German, I was totally taken aback when someone spoke "Gruetzi" (hello/good day) to me...I hope I'll adapt to the Swiss accent quickly!
Alright, I'm off to do some exploring downtown and to adjust to life here. It's so exciting!
schoene Gruesse!
Katherine

3 comments:

Marie S. said...

Pleased to meet you Katherine. It sounds like you are very enthusiastic to be in Switzerland. I hope that you enjoy yourself and this exciting country.

Anonymous said...

I'm super excited for you Katie! Have a great time, learn lots, and soak it all in. mmm swiss chocolate! mmm swiss research, even better.

Deidre

Star said...

Hey Kathie congrats, I'm happy for you. I have never been to Zurich but it's a great place to study. Let me tell you that you're living the things that I always wanted. My dream is to study something related to Generic Viagra