The Latest from Germany

Feb 17 11:09am

How a new place can feel like home

by Sarah

I have now been in Berlin for two weeks. My orientations have ended, and I am in the middle of my German intensive courses. The reality of living in Berlin is starting to set in.

Feb 4 7:56am

Freiburg, The Green City is now Freiburg, My City

by Julia

I don’t know what I did in my mother’s womb to deserve the life I have today, but I couldn’t be more thankful. I have been able to see so much of this world in such a short amount of time, and I could rave for hours upon hours about each destination (Switzerland coming first to mind because I just had the craziest experience paragliding there this weekend).

Jan 11 2:48am

Reconciling With My Environmental Guilt

by Claire

I’ve been preparing to go abroad to Berlin for almost a year now in so many ways. From applying picking a program, internally to my college, to applying externally to my program it’s been and endless stream of choices and steps. More recently, decisions that I will be making when I am actually abroad have been much more present in my thoughts, primarily thoughts about my impact on the environment while traveling.

Jan 9 3:54pm

Several Weeks of Predeparture Limbo

by Kiara

I have a longer winter break than I am used to before my program in Freiburg, Germany begins, and I am trying to fill it with some productive learning. From studying the German Language to understanding my own emotions, there is no shortage of material!

Jan 9 1:13pm

From Six Travelers to One

by Julia

This past Christmas was no typical Christmas. Rather than waking up and opening presents with my beloved family, we slung our suitcases into the car and took a nine hour drive down to Miami where we hopped on our flight to Budapest. Since arriving in Europe on the 26th, I have traveled to Budapest, Vienna, Innsbruck, Munich, Palermo and Tunis.