All posts by Annamai

Bauhaus’s Field Trip

Can you believe that it’s mid-November already? Like, it was just like yesterday that I got to Bremen and started my exciting term. Now every corner and every store is full of Christmas decorations. They begin bringing the holiday spirit very early this year. I celebrated the end of October on a field trip with ...

COOP during Study Abroad

It’s the time of the year again when students rush to edit their resumes, practice their elevator pitches and mock interviews, and wish for a successful COOP season. This year marks the first time I’m doing my COOP cycle with lots of nerves and excitement. I have been working with my COOP advisor and attending ...

5 Things to See When You Visit Austria

It’s difficult not to fall in love with Vienna and its clean, relaxed atmosphere as one of Europe’s most beautifully historic cities. I planned my trip to Vienna for late September or early October when it isn’t too chilly to enjoy wandering around the streets and the day isn’t too short. Austria is my #1 ...

5 Best New Foods I’ve Tried and Absolutely Loved

Everyone loves food! It gives me the best comfort when I’m stressed. My go-to is always Vietnamese food, but I also want to try new dishes from other cultures. Individually, we grow up eating the food of our cultures. It becomes a part of who each of us is. But on a larger scale, food ...

Progress update on learning German

Learning a new language has never been easy. It has a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to achieve the goal of being fluent like a native speaker. My entire childhood was dedicated to learning English, and it’s been a long journey with ups and downs. There have been times when I’ve wanted to give ...

A Day in the Life of a Jacobs University student in Bremen

I’m sitting on a train to Amsterdam, writing this week’s vlog. The weather is now very nice, sunny but still cold, and it’s finally that time of year when you start wearing coats, scarves, and beanies. While you reader may believe that I constantly travel, which is correct, I still spend a significant amount of ...

On the Road

While Bremen has plenty of attractions to keep visitors occupied for days, you have many options if you want to venture out of town for a day trip to experience different vibes and it’s so hard to make the decision. Hamburg is famous for its nightlife and cultural diversity. Hannover is renowned for its culture ...

 Onto the next chapter

As I’m sitting in my room, looking out at a gorgeous garden with trees and flowers dancing with the sun in the wind, writing to you, I have been to Bremen for three days. Three days packed with new information. Three days of endless meetings. Three days with happily chaotic. My welcome week, I believe, ...