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Isabella Bungo

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Bio Summary
Cohort Year: 
2017
Home Institution: 
Thiel College
Heinz Programming Area: 
Education
Study Abroad Country: 
Germany
International Experience

As a Vira I Heinz recipient, Isabella spent a month studying in Berlin, Germany. She studied at Humboldt University where major figures like Karl Marx attended college. While in Germany Isabella took a class about Nazi Germany and a class about Jewish Narratives. During her stay in Berlin her studies focused on the historical time periods of World War 1 as well as 1961-1989. Isabella was able to visit many historical sites during her stay. She was able to visit Sachsenhausen concentration camp as well as the German Holocaust Museum and the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe. During her stay, she met many people from all over the world though both her classes and just traveling around Berlin.  While traveling Isabella was able to focus not only on history but also education which is her other major.  Isabella studied the German educational system by reading, as well as interviewing many students, teachers, and parents about the system.  Isabella's studies did not stop there, she was able to travel to other countries which were related to her specific periods of study.  Isabella got to experience the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. She also got to see the Jewish Museum in Poland as well as the resistance museum and pieces of the wall of the Ghetto of Warsaw.  Isabella, though immersion, was able to learn about and experience German culture and the German language.  

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