In general, I can sum up my experience as very positive on a personal level as well as on an academic level, although I do have to say that being a two-week course, it went by very quickly and I couldn’t even achieve the A1 level. But that being said, I want to thank the Alpadia school and the teaching staff because in general, they were amazing and highly competent. The school was very clean, orderly and highly organised. The best part was the wide mix of student nationalities where in addition to German, I was able to practise my English and Italian.
Regarding my host family, they were a 10 (a very polite married couple that I grew very fond of over the two weeks). In spite of the language barrier and age difference, they made me feel right at home, and it was very close to the academy, not even a 5-minute walk away.
So, like I said before, if I had to rate my experience it would be as “very recommendable”. The only “but” I would add is the area of the extracurricular activities and excursions, which were in need of improvement. I would have loved to spend more time with the students in the other classes and levels, with some type of interaction. Otherwise I was very happy to have taken part in this experience.