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 […]

What You Won’t Think Of When You Hear The Word “Oktoberfest”

Oktoberfest is typically known for its steins of beer, lederhosens and dirndls, sausages the size and length of a small child’s arm and the enormous extravagantly decorated beer tents that could fit thousands of people. Most individuals who do attend the festival would come back and rave to their peers about how many steins they […]

Berlin: A Cultural Crossroads

| Berlin in One Word | My first week in Berlin in one word: eye-opening. The city is so supremely hipster, it’s kind of incredible. The main place you’ll notice this is on the train. Those in their twenties look like they dove into an Urban Outfitters catalog dawning black clothing from head to toe, […]

Ich Vermisse Dich Deutschland

My first week of being home was amazing. The relief of being surrounded by the familiar was a convenience I hadn’t realized I kind of missed. I could go back to the days of auto piloting without having to consider if I was on the right street or in which direction I should be going. […]

A Trip To Munich

As we drew closer to the airport for landing in Munich, Germany I could only see green plains and fields for miles out my window. There were barely any roads and the ones I did see barely had any cars on them. Once we got into our taxi to head to our hostel, I just […]

The Pergamon Museum

I’ve lived in Berlin for four months now and while there are still a plethora of other places I want to see in Berlin, I can say that I’ve pretty much made it through my list I came to Germany with. I’ve seen the East Side Gallery, Tiergarten, walked through the numerous stalls at Mauer […]

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