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Sarah Chadwick

George Washington University, The
Freiburg - Environmental Studies & Sustainability

My name is Sarah and I am studying environmental studies and journalism. Although born and raised in upstate New York, I now go to college in Washington, DC. My perfect day involves eating lots of good food and getting lost on a hike.

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April 11, 2017

Berlin was my favorite international city that I have visited so far.  It has such a unique character to it, unlike Munich or Paris or Zurich.  Berlin feels like a balancing act.  You have a vibrant art, music, and academia scene, coupled by a dark past that many sites in this city hold.

March 30, 2017

In this past month that I’ve been in Germany, I have had the opportunity to travel to some very neat places.  This country (and Europe as a whole) is so full of history and culture, it’s impossible to not want to see it all.


March 16, 2017

This past weekend, I decided to visit Munich with a small group of IES Abroad students.  There was a lot of excitement leading up to the trip, as this was our first venture outside of the Freiburg area since we’d been here.  Not even the reality of a five-hour bus ride could deter our excitement.

March 15, 2017

It's hard to imagine, sitting across the world in the United States, how your study abroad home will ever feel like truly yours.  While there can be an adjustment period when it comes to a new place, decorating your room give a sense of comfort.

March 9, 2017


Yesterday, we took a trip to Augustinermuseum here in Freiburg. It was a rainy day, so we decided to see what it offered, and we were not disappointed.

March 7, 2017

Here in Germany, many of the students cook together in their dorms as a social activity.  Tonight, a group of IES Abroad students at Engelbergerstrase decided to use the rainy weather as an excuse to stay inside and cook.

March 6, 2017

"Everyone is nervous before study abroad."

"You'll be fine, you're just working yourself up."

These were tidbits of advice from friends and loved ones as I prepared to take off for Germany. Despite the reassurance from those around me, all I could think to myself

January 25, 2017

I have been a Northeast girl my entire life.  Living in upstate New York has kept me well-prepared for blizzards, cold winds, and anything else that winter decides to throw at us.  We often joke that we only get two seasons here: construction and winter.

January 25, 2017

A reminder that little places have big stories.