Athina Prassa in Athens mastered English in four years studying at a private
university. It’s a skill that may not help her much as she hunts for work while hard-right thugs roam her blighted neighborhood.
Lutz Henschel in Berlin graduated near the top of his class with a degree in electrical engineering in Europe’s top economy. Since January he’s sent out nearly 40 applications, and is still chasing his dream of working in renewable energies.
Meet AP’s Class of 2012: five talented and vibrant university graduates who face a rocky future as they emerge from the cocoon of student life and head into the worst economic crisis Europe has seen since the end of World War II, one that threatens to engulf an entire generation.
They’re excited. They’re scared. They’re full of hope. And full of uncertainty…