Category: University of Mannheim

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Alexander Smith: Züge im Deutschland- Trains in Germany

  Willkommen züruck to my blog! In this post, I want to talk a bit about the transportation here in Germany, specifically to explain the train system, since that is probably the best way to get around Germany as a student. While most people are probably familiar with the German automobile manufacturers, and while Germans ...

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Alexander Smith: Classes in Mannheim

  Guten abend, and welcome back to my blog. In this post, I’d like to talk a bit about the classes here at the University of Mannheim, and some similarities and differences between the classes in Germany vs. the United States. For this fall term in Mannheim, I am taking four classes, although only three ...

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Alexander Smith: German Supermarkets

  Guten Tag! In this blog post, I’d like to talk a little bit about meals and groceries here in Germany, as there are some similarities, but also some key differences between Germany and the U.S. when grocery shopping. As an American, probably the first big difference one notices between German supermarkets and American supermarkets ...

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Benjamin Saff: Belgium & Why You Should Visit

Ben in Belgium This past weekend, my friends and I stayed in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, over the weekend. We also were able to visit Bruges. This was a great experience for all of us. Before studying here, I had no plans to visit Belgium ever but I am so glad that I did. ...

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Alexander Smith: Housing- Wohnen in Mannheim

  Hallo and welcome back to my blog! In this blog post, I want to focus on housing here in Mannheim. The housing here at the University of Mannheim differs from the way housing works in the United States, in a couple of different ways. One of the main differences between Mannheim and Drexel for ...

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Alexander Smith: Willkommen in Mannheim – Part 1

  Hallo everyone, and welcome to my blog about my study abroad experience at the University of Mannheim in Mannheim, Germany! Studying abroad in Germany has been a goal of mine for many years now, so it is very exciting to finally be here having this experience. Apart from this blog being a great way ...

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Alexander Smith: Willkommen in Mannheim- Part 2

  Welcome back to the continuation of my blog post about the arrival and enrollment process here in Mannheim! After running around setting up bank accounts and getting the health insurance and enrollment squared away, the next day, we had to go back to a different place on campus to pick up our ecUM cards- ...