Category: University of Mannheim

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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 ...

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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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Benjamin Saff: A Bit About Germany

Figured I’d write a small fact-gathering post about my host country, Germany… Overview Germany is country in west-central Europe, known as the most populous member state of the European Union and its most powerful economic force. It is also the second most popular migration destination in the world. The country’s motto is “Einigkeit und Recht ...

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Alexander Smith: Die Streiks- Strikes

  Hallo everyone! I’m currently writing this blog from a Thalys high speed train to Brussels, Belgium. The reason I ended up coming to Brussels is going to be the subject of this blog post… The multiple strikes by one of the train drivers unions for Deutsche Bahn, the GDL. In the last few months ...

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Benjamin Saff: Mannheim is Great

I’ll preface this post by mentioning that Mannheim doesn’t have the best rep in Germany. I have met multiple Germans here who, after a few minutes of friendly talk, inevitably ask the question “Why Mannheim?” often times followed up with a “It’s such an ugly city,” comment. Well guys, this Germans are a bit spoiled ...

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Benjamin Saff: The “Study” Part of Study Abroad.

The most talked about aspects of study abroad are never about studying. Yes, it’s a real thing. For me, it is getting closer and closer to finals period and the studying aspect is becoming more and more real. Of course I always attended classes up until now. But as soon as class is over, I ...

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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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Alexander Smith: Rhein-Neckar Region

  Welcome back to another blog post. In this post, I want to talk a bit about the region that Mannheim is in, and about some of the other places nearby that are a short and easy visit to make. One of the great things about studying abroad, especially in Europe is the ability to ...

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Alexander Smith: Fremdsprache-Foreign Language

  Hallo, and welcome back to another blog post! I realize I’ve been behind on posting these, so my apologies for that. In this post I wanted to talk a bit about what might be one of the biggest challenges when studying abroad in a place like Germany (or almost anywhere in the world), which ...

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Benjamin Saff: More to Miss About Germany

As I said in my previous post, I’m going to miss Germany quite a lot. In this post I will talk more about things that I will certainly miss about this country. It has been said by many who have left Germany: “Ich hab mein Herz in Deutschland verloren” or “I left my heart in ...