Franziska is a GTA, and joins the UA German program this year as an exchange student through the Federation of German-American Clubs from the Universität Kassel, where she is pursuing a degree as a secondary teacher for English and History. She is excited about the opportunity to participate in this cultural exchange year in Alabama. In her free time she likes to swim and also teaches children how to swim. Traveling and skiing are her other passions. Franziska is also the Director of the German House for the AY, and she will be helping with tutoring students.