Ohio Wesleyan Student Studies German Language in Berlin
Name: Nick Mankowski ’25
Hometown: Massillon, Ohio
High School: Perry High School
Majors: Mathematics and Computer Science
Minor: Data Analytics
OWU Connection Experience: Summer study abroad in Berlin, Germany
Mankowski spent a month in July and August studying at Humboldt Universität of Berlin, considered one of the top global universities.
Why I Chose This Experience?
“I decided to take German as the language to fulfill my graduation requirement. I ended up really liking learning the language, so I wanted to continue studying. After spending four semesters learning German at OWU, I decided to study abroad in Berlin to further my language studies.”
My Favorite Moment
“I really loved playing beach volleyball at Beach-Mitte. Humboldt Universität put on a lot of programs for us to experience Berlin, and one of them was this. It was so interesting playing beach volleyball with beautiful European churches as the background, and I was able to make a lot of good friends during this event.”
“I improved my German ability a lot and gained a multicultural perspective on things. This does not necessarily relate to my major, but it helped to expand the way that I think about the world around me.
“Getting a diverse set of experiences is so important to improving your perspective. Living outside of the U.S. broadened my horizons and helped me gain an international perspective.”
Why I Chose to Attend Ohio Wesleyan?
“I chose Ohio Wesleyan due to the very competitive financial aid and small class size.”
My Plans After Graduation
“My plan following graduation is to attend graduate school for mathematics or become a software engineer.”