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There’s always something to do in Leipzig and Berlin

Filed in Blog, Germany by on August 25, 2017
There’s always something to do in Leipzig and Berlin

by Ashlee P. I just returned last week from my study abroad program in Leipzig and Berlin and, let me tell you, part ofme is still in Germany. These two pictures basically summarize my experiences in Germany. The first picture is from the Multicultural Parade in Berlin, near Sonnenallee and Karl Marx Strasse, during my […]

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What to expect in Germany

Filed in Blog, Germany by on August 22, 2017
What to expect in Germany

by Ethan T. Traveling abroad comes with all sorts of differences, challenges and quirks. I spent a month in Leipzig, Germany, and another week in Berlin, and here are some of my top things to expect when in Germany. 1. Be on time (especially for the train) There’s a stereotype about Germans being strict about […]

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A patient mentor

Filed in Blog, Germany by on March 13, 2017

by Benjamin Z. As I entered the cable car at the base of the mountain, my mind was racing with nervous excitement. I signed up for a ski trip to the Alps, and this was my very first time on skis. Lack of experience would normally rule out the slope I was about to attempt, […]

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Study abroad lessons in Germany

Filed in Blog, Germany by on August 30, 2016
Study abroad lessons in Germany

by Thomas H. Studying abroad is a hallmark of the four-year college experience. It offers many students the opportunity to fully stretch their wings and travel for the first time. There are countless benefits to studying abroad and most come outside the classroom. One usually learns more about themselves in addition to various subjects and […]

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I’m coming home!

Filed in Blog, Country, Germany by on July 31, 2015

As of writing this, I’ve been back in the U.S. for exactly one week. My flight cost me a little more than $1,000, but I know other friends of mine got flights back for as cheap as $800. The difference is I had layover of 45 minutes in Copenhagen and an hour and a half in Chicago, […]

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Taking care of business

Filed in Blog, Country, Germany by on July 30, 2015

The weeks and days are winding down. With just a little more than two weeks left I have to take care of things here so I can travel back to the U.S. without hassle. The first order of business was shipping off things that couldn’t fit in my suitcase. I ended up with three boxes, […]

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Exam season

Filed in Blog, Country, Germany by on July 29, 2015

Exam season is in full fury right now, but thankfully it’s not so bad, all things considered. First off, my vocabulary class doesn’t even have a final exam, just a few writing assignments that in total were about 1,300 words, in German of course. That took maybe an afternoon to finish, so there’s no way […]

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Party like it’s my last month

Filed in Blog, Country, Germany by on July 28, 2015

My time in Germany is winding down. As of the first of July I only have 24 days left, so obviously I want to hang out with everyone I’ve met as much as possible. I went to the last big party that was thrown at Ferdinandstrasse, the main party dorm while I’m here. Although I’m […]

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German summer

Filed in Blog, Country, Germany by on July 27, 2015

Germany experienced an abnormal heat wave toward the end of June into early July. Normally, I would’ve just called it summer, since the temperatures were around the 80s and 90s, with a day into the 100s (normal in Missouri for that time of year). The problem is that Germany doesn’t have air conditioning. Seriously, almost […]

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10K of “fun”

Filed in Blog, Country, Germany by on July 10, 2015

A few months ago I was out one night with my friends at a weekly meet up called Stammtisch. While we were there one of my friends talked us into running a 10K that one of the student groups was putting on. Now, I used to run long distance in high school, but I haven’t […]

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