Carolina Fuentes Diego
This summer I had the opportunity to live in Berlin, Germany. I worked with Allegro Grundschule, an elementary school near central Berlin. I assisted with classes and homework through the end of the school year. During the summer the school provides all-day care and we had field trips and activities for the children. The school was ethnically diverse–many of the children came from immigrant families of backgrounds including Turkish, Asian, African, Middle Eastern, and Eastern European. Before I started my internship, I wanted to be able to explore some of the implications of life in Germany for immigrants and ethnic minorities. I was able to see some of the challenges children and their families face, and how this sometimes influences their experience in school.