||[Mär. 21., 2004|02:01 am]
I'm not sure how quickly this community will gain members, but I thought I'd start it in the hopes that someone out there who attended or has interest in the Goethe Instut would find it.
I attended in Mannheim, Germany in the fall of 1995. I wish I could have stayed longer, but I had to get back to my other degree work at Georgia Southern University. I learned a lot while there, but haven't had much opportunity to practice German since returning. Needless to say, my abilities to speak German are waning. One day, I'd like to return to Germany (or another German-speaking country) to regain what I've lost, plus learn more.
Beyond the language I learned while there, I met a lot of great people from all over the world. I've only kept in touch with a few, but I'd love to find others. Of course, there are Goethe Instituts all around the world, so I'm sure there are plenty of other people who have had similar experiences. Please join the community and post about the things you learned, the places you visited, the people you met, etc.
Maybe some of us will reunite with people we knew. Maybe we'll remember a few words of German that we have forgotten. Whatever the case, hopefully this will be a fun place for those of us who have the Goethe Institut in common.