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Federico Mosconi: Final Exams

It’s crunch time here in Mannheim. The semester is over and final exams are this week. The libraries are packed and the usual mix of anxiety, frustration, and procrastination is the same here as it is at Drexel. Unfortunately, exams here will prove to be much more difficult than back home. To start off I ...

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Federico Mosconi: Weihnachtsmarkt

It’s the time of year where the holidays are in full swing. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday in Germany but they redeem themselves in the weeks leading up to Christmas. The start of the advent marks the openings of countless christmas markets all across the nation. These “Weihnachtsmarkt” as they are called in German are ...

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Federico Mosconi: Eating Out

Once you’re tired of surviving on a diet of only kebabs and pasta, eating out at a restaurant sounds rather appealing. Thankfully in Mannheim there is a wide selection of places to go eat. A regular restaurant will mostly have German types of food. This means a lot of meat, potatoes, and sauerkraut. If that ...

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Federico Mosconi: A Traveler’s Guide To Europe

Traveling is the biggest aspect of a study abroad experience. Although academics should also be a focus, I feel that many people go study abroad to then travel to other places. Of course I encourage it but before you plan out your whole “study abroad semester travel extravaganza” here’s a couple of things to consider. ...

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Federico Mosconi: Sports in Mannheim

Whether you want to participate in sports or spectate, Mannheim has a great deal to offer. Living in Philly, I came to realise how important sports and sports teams were to the city. In Mannheim, despite its smaller size, has the same passion, albeit in different sports. Of course outside of the U.S. soccer or ...

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Federico Mosconi: Coping with Homesickness

Being so far from home, the feeling of homesickness is something inevitable. As much as studying abroad is an exciting and new experience, home is going to be something you will miss. The way you deal with homesickness will determine how you feel and how you tackle your study abroad experience. If homesickness goes unchecked ...

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Federico Mosconi: Diversity

Living in Philadelphia means being exposed to different people and ethnicities. Philly is a very diverse city and I thought that moving to Germany was going to be different in the aspect of diversity. I was surprised though when I first arrived in Mannheim that it shares a lot in common with Philadelphia. Philadelphia is ...

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Federico Mosconi: Course Registration

University was different right from the start in Germany. The first thing I encountered was the differences in registration for classes. At Drexel one registers for classes several months in advance before the next quarter. In Mannheim, registration only opens a couple of weeks before the term starts. At first I didn’t realize this and ...

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Federico Mosconi: A Surreal Experience in Munich

Earlier in the year during the summer academy, among the numerous people I met, I became friends with Peio, an exchange student from Spain. In September we decided that we wanted to go see a Bundesliga game while we were here in Germany. The Bundesliga is the top league of German soccer. We were interested ...

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Federico Mosconi: Sports in Mannheim Continued

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA As I mentioned in my previous blog, you can also get involved in sports here in Mannheim. Not only is there a fair share of teams to support but there are also numerous opportunities and places to play the sports you like. The university sadly doesn’t have a gym, there is ...