19 Things All FU-BESTers Can Relate To

For those of us studying at Freie Universität Berlin through the FU-BEST program, the past semester has been a whirlwind of fun, German language learning, 10 page papers, and the Mensa life. While we’re surely going to miss this when we return home, here are 19 things we can all relate to. During the program […]

What It’s Like to Study Abroad as an Introvert

It’s no secret that some of the best parts about studying abroad—and travelling abroad in general—include having the opportunity to meet a great deal of new people, finding moments of consistent awe, and living a life so packed with excitement that you never want to go home. This is true. However, this dynamic becomes a […]

“Oh, Gosh—Not Another Castle” and Other Things You Think While Studying Abroad

While travelling and living abroad, you certainly will often have moments of awe. You will have moments of being absolutely blown away by your surroundings and what you’re able to experience. One of the weirdest things about studying abroad, however, is that over time you begin to take certain things for granted. Not average things, […]

Spring Break in Mitteleuropa

Ahh, spring break. The name itself brings with it thoughts of beaches, warm weather, and scarily intense party scenes from corny teen movies. However, for my spring break trip while abroad, I wanted to take the opportunity to see as much of Europe as I could without bringing myself to the point of exhaustion. As […]

Remembering to Study While Studying Abroad

To preface: I love school. I used to cry each year on the last day of school in elementary school because I knew I would miss it so much. As such, I don’t know why I was quite as surprised as I was to discover that an important, and time-consuming, part of studying abroad is, […]

Five Things I Love About Berlin

Over the course of the past several weeks, I have moved to Berlin, adjusted to life with my wonderful Gastfamilie (host family), started both my intensive German language and general content courses at Freie Universität Berlin, learned how to navigate public transportation, and have only gotten lost twice. I have ventured out into the city both […]