About Eileen

Hello, my name is Eileen Little and I am a 23 year old trying to figure out how to make life work in Germany. Presently, I am an intern at the DAAD headquarters in Bonn, but looking for a more long term, permanent position. I grew up in Virginia Beach, VA located on the Eastern Coast of the US. I graduated in May 2007 from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science degree in the Geographic Science Program, concentration Global Studies, and a minor in Asian Studies. My first international experience began with a research project located in the Ifugao regions of Banue and Batad, Philippines during my junior year at university. Since then I have been trying to travel, work, study, and live abroad as much as possible. After graduation from university I moved to Shenzhen, China and taught English at an international primary school for a year. And now I have arrived in Germany, where I hope to gain even more international work experience and a bit of adventure at the same time.

Trying to find a job in Germany

So my internship at the DAAD has ended and now I am left with the heavy task of figuring out if I will be able to find a job here. I’m honestly beyond stressed out and wondering if all of this is going to be worth it in the end, and that is if I [...]

By |May 28th, 2009|General|11 Comments

Settling into my new life in Germany

So what have I been doing since I arrived here three months ago? Well, for the first three weeks I really just allowed myself to get acclimatized to my new surroundings here in Bonn. I rode the strassenbahn around town, complained about the weather, went to a couple of Christmas markets, ate my first wurst [...]

By |March 25th, 2009|General|8 Comments

Finding my feet in Germany

I have now been in Germany for about three months, and I quickly learned that settling in, and figuring how to make a life for myself here is harder than I ever imagined. I suppose part of the reason I assumed, unjustly that this move wouldn’t be so hard is that I have done this [...]

By |March 11th, 2009|General|7 Comments