Meet Our Exchange Student from Germany, Robert Konen!

Hi, my name is Robert Konen and I am an exchange student from Germany. I lived there with my family in a small town called Papenburg. This is in the northwest of Germany, near Hamburg. Now I live with a host-family in Woodinville, WA for one year!

On the ferry to Bainbridge Island

Currently, I am a scholarship holder of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange program for young professionals (CBYX). This is an exchange program between Germany and the United States and enables 75 young professionals to take part in an international exchange every year.

I chose CBYX because it is the best program for my personal goals. For me it was important to improve my English skills and to get to know the American life and the differences to Germany. I am also looking forward to meeting many new people here and having a great time.

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA

About me:

  • In my free time I love to play soccer, cycling, and hang out with my friends.

What I like the most about Seattle so far:

  • All people are so friendly, helpful, and just great! I like the nature with the water and all the forests. And there are many big sport teams I want to watch like football, baseball, soccer, and ice hockey.

Places I have visited in the U.S.:

  • Ferry to Bainbridge Island with the International Education Department at Shoreline (photo above)
  • Road Trip to California with Other CBYX Students (photo right)

Hope to meet you at Shoreline during Fall 2022 Quarter!

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