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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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Quiz night champs

Filed in Blog, Country, Germany by on July 9, 2015

I haven’t done anything overly exciting in these last couple of months before I leave, because it’s difficult to travel while also taking care of classwork. Instead I’ve been doing the usual college student thing. I’ve been meeting up with friends numerous times a week and we’ll have a drink and watch movies, or go […]

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Amsterdam again!

Filed in Blog, Country, Germany by on July 8, 2015

I went to Amsterdam again in early June and I loved it just as much as my last visit. This time around I went with five friends, instead of going solo like I did a few months ago, and we stayed much closer to the inner city. Amsterdam is insane during the summer, though, especially […]

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What’s the workload like?

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

So for anyone reading this blog who is thinking of studying in Germany at some point, I thought it might be useful to describe what my workload is like in my classes. Realistically, I would say every class I’ve had is very easily manageable, depending on your German skills of course. To start, my vocabulary […]

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Class is in session

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

My second semester in Bonn started in early April. At this point, I’ve had almost seven¬†weeks of class, although with as many holidays as we’ve had it’s felt more like only five¬†weeks at best. It’s been fun though, after having two months off and way, way too much free time, actually having work to do […]

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Cherry blossom street

Filed in Blog, Country, Germany by on May 29, 2015
Cherry blossom street

If you’re ever in Bonn around late March or early April, then I must suggest you take a quick detour over to Heerstrasse, maybe better known as the cherry blossom street. It’s about a five to 10 minute walk from the train station to this part of the city and during that time of year […]

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Mainz, part two

Filed in Blog, Country, Germany by on May 28, 2015
Mainz, part two

During our second day in Mainz my family and I spent most of the morning walking around the city center and looking at the cathedral. The city center looked more or less like any other city center in a medium sized German city, but the cathedral looked pretty different from other cathedrals I’ve seen. It […]

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Mainz, part one

Filed in Blog, Country, Germany by on May 28, 2015
Mainz, part one

My parents and I spent two days in Mainz, a city about an hour or so south of Bonn. My mom actually lived in Mainz for a year when she was a little girl, so for her it was pretty special to visit the city again. Unsurprisingly, the city looked completely different from when she […]

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Backpacking through Europe

Backpacking through Europe

I have definitely been lucky in my experiences so far during study abroad. I have had an amazing time with so many wonderful people I have met along the way. However, the greatest experience I have had thus far would be a three and a half week backpacking trip throughout Europe. I went to so […]

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