The Latest from Germany

Sep 15 3:26pm
Berlin

German, Hungarian, or English: Music is a Common Language

by Elena

Every day that I am immersed in the German language is a little different. Here in Berlin, all my college classes - The German Social Market Economy, Modern German Literature, Theater in Berlin, and Berlin Memory Politics are taught in German, which has proved to be quite a challenge...sometimes.

Sep 8 5:16am
Berlin

Best Döner in Berlin

by Zoe

This past Sunday afternoon, I met up with two friends, Brad and Sally, to play some pick-up ultimate frisbee at Gleisdreieck Park. We have been playing a lot together in our first few weeks in Berlin, testing out practices with different teams and getting to know the frisbee culture in Germany.

Sep 4 7:53am
Berlin

Piecing a City Together with Midnight Bike Ride

by Elena

There are an aboriginal people in Australia who greet each other by asking what direction they are going. This means that in order to have a conversation one must first state whether they are headed northeast or due west. Unlike those of us who speak English and are only vaguely orientated at any given time, these people have a constant sense of their orientation in the world.

Aug 25 11:32am
Freiburg

Being Brave Abroad

by Madelaine

Being brave with speaking German and courage in the study abroad experience. It's okay to be nervous to speak another language, but do it anyway!

Aug 20 1:25pm
Berlin

Back to Germany!

by Zoe

I am writing this post from the comfort of a home I lived in from 2016-2017 just outside of Hamburg, Germany. I took a gap year after graduating from high school and worked as an au pair here, looking after two children whose mother was my au pair when I was a child! It was a cool “circle of life” kind of experience because she has known me since I was young, plus she knew what it was like to be an au pair herself.