Ben Heiden, Birmingham (United Kingdom)
The European flagship program Erasmus+ might set its sails toward Great Britain for the last time this year. And I get to be on board: Hi, my name is Ben. After a stressful couple of weeks finishing up my exams, I have completed my second semester in the economics bachelor’s program at Freie Universität. Now, I can look forward to my year abroad in Birmingham. As a Berlin native, I have never been away from the banks of the Spree for more than three weeks at a time in my 22 years, so I imagine it will be an exciting but also challenging experience trying to settle into another city and culture.
An Abrupt Ending
Ben Heiden has been back in Berlin since mid-March – in his final letter from Birmingham, he reflects on the end of his stay in the United Kingdom.
More mail from Birmingham: Ben Heiden is preparing for the UK’s impending withdrawal from the EU and still finding time to enjoy student life.