<p>My name is Ali, and I'm a Political Economy major at the University of Southern California (Trojans!). Ever since I was a little kid and found out that there was such a thing as "study abroad", I dreamed about doing it. I'd stare at the famous Midwestern cornfields and wonder what it would take to go see the world. I loved the idea of picking up and leaving everything, even if it was only for a short while. Now, I'm living the dream and studying abroad in Berlin, Germany.</p>
Blogs by Ali DeGuide
Part II of my last-minute round-up of Berlin. Includes the Pergamon Museum, Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer, and Mauerpark Flohmarkt.
This week marks the beginning of the end, my last minute sightseeing tour around the city that has been my home for half a year: Berlin.
With less than a month left before I head back to the U.S., and it's beginning to become real.
My adventures with wanderlust, homesickness, and a combination of the two.
My thoughts and observations from the Karnival der Kulturen (Carnival of Cultures) that took place in Berlin last weekend.
In this chapter, my parents visit my city, Berlin, and end up teaching me more about it than I ever expected to learn.
The grand finale of our journey through the cities of Budapest, Hungary and Nürnberg, Germany.
After two months of living in Berlin, I can feel my German improving by leaps and bounds. A reflection on how it feels to watch myself improve and to recognize...
Part one of my Easter Break trip through Munich, Ljubljana (Slovenia), Vienna, Budapest, and Nuremberg. Part one discusses the cities of Munich and Ljubljana.
My thoughts on Germany after only about a week of being here, told in coffee shops and confusion. Note: This post was originally published on March 7, but due...
Three weeks after arriving in Berlin, I take a moment to appreciate the friends I've made.
My flight to Berlin leaves on March 2, which wasn't an issue until I discovered that 2015 isn't a Leap Year. Follow along in my adventure where I discovered...