Welcome to Atlanta

Thanks to the good travel organisation of the Joachim Herz Foundation, we arrived on time at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Thursday, even though our flight was delayed.
We ended the evening together with tacos, trying to get to know each other better.

The next day we went to Kennesaw State University (KSU) for the first time. Here, Dr. Sabine Smith the German professor and a few peer buddies welcomed us and showed us around the state-of-the-art campus. There, we also received our KSU visitor badges.

After that, we were picked up by the BOB, KSU’s own bus, and were driven to Historic Banning Mills. This is a large adventure resort about an hour and a half outside of Atlanta.

The day was filled with team-building activities, which brought us closer together as a group. We were actively supported by our peer buddies Annie, Michelle and Minh.

The absolute highlight of the day was the zip-lining.

In small groups we were able to explore Kennesaw after the programm and went to bed with a lot of new and fascinating impressions.

On Saturday we enjoyed an Atlanta City Tour with city guide Melinda.

First stop: Viewpoint (Atlanta Skyline)

The second stop was the Dr Martin Luther King Memorial. Here, we could follow his life story from the house where he grew up to his grave site. We were very lucky to being able to visit the church where Dr King worked after it was closed for two years due to Covid restrictions. The Martin Luther King topic caught us all and got us thinking.

Dr Martin Luther King Memorial
Third stop: Cabbagetown (Atlanta street art)

After an informative morning, we explored Atlanta more intensively and on our own.

We are looking forward to the next days!

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