Moving to Berlin from the German South about 10 years ago was an imprudent decision, but one that I have never regretted. Now, after a decade, I can say, Berlin is my one true love and it is definitely getting serious. This being said, a place in my heart also belongs to the U.S. and New Orleans specifically, where I spent one year at Tulane University during my Bachelor’s program at Freie Universität. Having staring contests with cockroaches, listening to Jazz music at random street corners, being sweaty all day, enjoying Southern soul food, riding my bike over far too bumpy roads, are moments that formed a love(-hate) relationship with the Big Easy. The love part was strong enough that I, upon my arrival back to Berlin, decided to pursue my Master’s in North American Studies at the JFK Institute. During this time, I started working part-time at an international business school, meeting inspiring people from all over the world and beginning to understand what it means to study in Berlin as a foreigner. After having finished my studies, I made a professional excursion into the nonprofit world, working at a charitable foundation that organizes workshops for educators to teach them about healthy cooking and how this can be taught to children. During this time, I learned a lot about defining new work processes, working with an interdisciplinary team and about nonprofit organizations in general. With FU-BEST, I am now back in the international roam, very much looking forward to accompanying incoming students along their exciting ride through Berlin.