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Claire Yocom

Seton Hall University
Freiburg - Language & Area Studies

Hey I am Claire, and I am from Des Moines, Iowa. I am studying International Relations, Russian, and German. I am a Midwestern girl who loves to travel, and I can’t wait to see what adventures are ahead this semester.

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April 24, 2017



I have been in Germany for a few months so far and have had the opportunity to travel a bit and I have definitely discovered some favorite foods. Here is a list of my favorite foods that I have tried and foods I definitely recommend you try.


April 22, 2017

This past week we had a week long break for Easter. In Germany students typically get breaks for Christian holidays due to the high number of Christians in Germany. I took advantage of this break to do some much-needed travel.

April 9, 2017

Student housing is quite different here in Germany but I definitely love it. There are some major differences between student housing in Germany and in the USA. Here is a short list of some of the major differences between the two.

March 27, 2017

I have officially been in Freiburg with IES Abroad for over a month, and I can’t believe that it has been this long. The time is going so fast.

March 17, 2017

This past week we had our first days off, and I took advantage of it and did a little travel. I have not ventured out too far from Freiburg, but I have other weekends and vacation days for that.

March 10, 2017

Orientation just finished and it was not all ice breakers and learning about the program and the semester ahead. I have now been in Freiburg for a little over two weeks, and am loving it so far.

March 2, 2017

This post is a bit late but I have arrived in Freiburg, and the program has officially began. As for arrival into Freiburg I had to take a train from the Frankfurt airport, due to Freiburg not having their own airport.

January 30, 2017


I am officially less than a month away from the official program start date and the excitement is building.