Charles

I first came to Germany when in school, after having won a science fair at school. That experience planted in me the first seed of ambition and desire, ambition to become stronger and the desire to see more. As a kid, I was able to see how Germany could be the door to a completely…

Siegfried Zürn

The first rule of management is to prioritize, and this is exactly what I did until I started to shift from management towards education. I will not tell you where I began, but where I arrived; for sometimes the moral of any story is how it ends and not how it begins. I took the…

Michael Flad

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. – Goethe (Faust) To find the right calling, you must take risks. Decisions in life are rarely black or white, and it is in the grey fields between certainties where most of our choices are made. Through…

Parul

You could easily get used to the streets back home, you know? the smell of the restaurants and cafes, the sound of the people filling the streets; It teaches you to concentrate actually. India is always crowded, you can count on that. But somehow, in midst of a street full of people, going on their…

Gayatri

It was neither easy nor hard to conjure up the thought, it was only there, a necessary existence presenting the need for me to reestablish myself elsewhere. I had only sent the one application to Hochschule Esslingen, I didn’t expect anything or wait for anything, not because I was indifferent, but because I believed in…

Ashok

In 2015 I came to the realization that something had to change; I had begun to feel that I wasn’t progressing where I wanted, or to say the least, where I wanted to be would not be accomplished or achieved through the current path, a change had to be made! With every new day of…

Sindhuja

Life is but the echo to the voice we have inside. Sometimes that voice is the rebellion against everything that is in front of us, sometimes it is the timed voice of a puppy laying on the ground awaiting to be petted. Life is the way we see it, and growing as the single child…

Qi

At first I didn’t believe I had much to tell Humans of Esslingen, it was my story, I knew every part of it and thus, I didn’t believe it would interest others. See, I come from a middle class family from China, my parents were teachers, I had finished my Bachelor Degree and then Masters in Physics,…

Liliana

Encyclopedias, they were the invention of the time back then; everyone around would look at me in surprise and wonder, what can a little kid of ten find exciting in an Encyclopedia; little did anyone know how much I appreciated those gyms of knowledge. For one, they were a result of Mother’s hard work, who…

Jorge

I remember the time when all Good-byes were said like it was yesterday; although my dad was the tough one who rarely showed his emotions, to my surprise he was the one who cried, and it was the first time for me to ask my father to control his emotions! When I arrived to Madrid…

Issac

From an average family from the streets of Abuja in Nigeria, I had begun to experience and know the world for what it is. From the perspective of a middle child, the 4th of 11 in particular, the culture that our parents had passed on to us seemed even more unique! Abuja’s neighborhoods knew not…