My name is Melanie Weiss (fun fact: Melanie means ‚black‘ and Weiss means ‚white‘), I am 29 years old and just started the Intercultural German Studies at the University of Mannheim. I grew up in a small village called Pfullingen in the very south of Germany but went to the northern city of Hamburg for my BA in German Language and Literature, since in my opinion Hamburg is one of the country’s most beautiful cities. My area of interest during my studies has been focused on languages, especially their grammar, varieties and development. That is why I chose African Languages and Cultures as my minor subject and wrote about a particular phenomenon occurring in the Swabian dialect of German in my BA thesis. Besides my studies at the university I am very interested in sports. During my time in Canada, I hope to continue bouldering, hiking and doing all of the other outdoor activities that are be easily accessible in a country with astonishing mountains.
Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies
University of Waterloo