Munich, Germany

I visited the school below, in Munich, as part of my TOP program in August 2013. The school was very high-tech, and the students were very direct and well-spoken. It was interesting to learn about apprenticeship programs and meet young people who were excited about very diverse career paths, like becoming a metalsmith. It struck me that teenagers there have a much broader understanding of the workforce than my students, who mostly divide into “college-bound” and “not college-bound.”