Category: University of Mannheim

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Federico Mosconi: Studying in Mannheim Part I

This week marks the last week of classes for me. The semester is winding down and exams are a couple of weeks away. With the end in sight, I’m going to talk about the academic experience in Germany. I waited to write about the academics here at Mannheim because I didn’t want to jump to ...

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Benjamin Saff: Reflecting on Life Abroad

With only one month left of my residence here in Mannheim, I am reflecting more and more on this experience thus far. I began to think about my desired outcomes, how I’ve been affected and what the future holds for me. I will write this post – which is a bit personal – in hopes ...

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Alexander Smith: Aufenthaltserlaubnis- Foreign Residence Permit

Hallo again! In this blog, I want to talk about something that is pretty important for American students studying in Germany: The Aufenthaltserlaubnis. Yes, that’s a big word, in typical German style they combine a few words into one long one. In this case, the Aufenthaltserlaubnis is a Foreign Residence Permit that is required since ...

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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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Benjamin Saff: Adapting to Culture Challenges in Germany

Before I talk about my experience, the best advice I can give you is to put some work into research when learning about your host country. I personally didn’t do so much research and while I learned quickly, it would have been even better if I knew my stuff beforehand. Of course during your research, ...

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Benjamin Saff: Adapting to Culture Challenges in Germany

Before I talk about my experience, the best advice I can give you is to put some work into research when learning about your host country. I personally didn’t do so much research and while I learned quickly, it would have been even better if I knew my stuff beforehand. Of course during your research, ...

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Benjamin Saff: Goods and Bads of Prague

Prague is becoming one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe and for good reason. It is uniquely beautiful and characterized by an interesting past. In this post I will talk about a few of the things I liked about it and also things I didn’t like since it is not always talked about. ...

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Alexander Smith: Sicherheit in Europa- Safety & Security in Europe

  Hallo everyone. In this blog post, I want to talk a bit about safety and security in Europe, as there are definitely some differences between Europe and the United States when it comes to safety. In general, I have found that Europe is quite a bit safer than the u.s. Coming from the Philadelphia ...

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Alexander Smith: University of Mannheim vs. Drexel

  Hallo again! In this blog post, I want to talk a bit more about the classes here in Mannheim, and more specifically, to compare them to what I am used to at Drexel, as they are somewhat different. One of the big differences of course between Drexel and mannheim is the length of the ...

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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 ...