Thinking of Leipzig I thought of learned middle-aged men, feverishly working printers and book publishers, and a gallant beau monde. Times seemed to have changed and I should have known.
Get out your planner……no need to sit home bored this week!
Last night I went on the English-language Radio Blau program Continental Subway, and managed not to stutter so much. Host and writer/translator David Dichelle played songs I chose, which was quite exciting for me (including a couple that I sing myself). We also chatted about various topics, including a wanderlusty lifestyle, performing stuff, Leipzig cultural life and this here The Leipzig Glocal. Here’s the link if you’d like to check it out: http://bit.ly/1IuJtty
“I am a Wahlleipzigerin, and I’d like to say I always will be. Leipzig is particularly meaningful to me because moving to Leipzig meant moving in together with my husband Frank. It sounds super traditionalist to say it this way, but my husband and I never really lived together until after we got married. We simply didn’t live in the same country and sometimes not even in the same continent!
We chose Leipzig because it was a city where we, with our poorly paid intellectual professions, could live well. Much better than in England, where I lived at the time!”
It’s not necessarily easy to land an internship with the United Nations system. And it’s not only because it’s competitive and you often need to “be at the right place at the right time” or “know the right people,” but also because it’s expensive. Luckily, I had a scholarship that covered my Master studies tuition and basic living expenses, as well as some savings I had accrued over the past decade. I’d say go in with an open mind, and primarily the desire to meet interesting people from various countries and get to know new places. Everything else would be a bonus.