Category: University of Mannheim

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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- ...

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Federico Mosconi: Forms, Paperwork, and the German Bureaucracy

Once I arrived in Mannheim and moved into my apartment I realized that there was still much more work to do before I started school. Unfortunately most of the work dealt with filling out forms, signing papers, and making sense of the German bureaucracy. The first order of business was to register myself as a ...

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Benjamin Saff: Learning a New Language

How Ben Feels One of my favorite aspects of my trip abroad has being learning the German language. As we all know, learning a new language can be quite challenging, especially when you’re not in your adolescent, sponge-like brain phase. I found that in the US, when taking my required 3 years of Spanish, my ...

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Federico Mosconi: Mannheim’s Summer Academy

I arrived in Mannheim a month before the start of the semester in order to take part in the Internationale Sommerakademie. This summer academy is a program offered by Mannheim University for exchange students. The main focus of the academy is to learn German and they advertise it as a preparatory intensive language course. I ...

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Benjamin Saff: Living in Mannheim

Ben Site-seeing I’ve been living in Mannheim for just over a month now. On this post I will attempt to summarize some of the different aspects of living here. Pros: 1. Mannheim’s train station is a great hub for travel. You can easily get to almost any main city in Germany as well as it’s ...

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Federico Mosconi: Finding a Place to Live (Part 2)

My search started on the Mannheim University website. The international office of the university has a website with helpful information about finding a place to live. They also have a Zimmerservice. This is a website where Mannheim students list their apartments for sublet to other students. Most of these students are going abroad to study ...

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Federico Mosconi: Finding a Place to Live (Part 1)

So you’ve decided to study abroad. All the paper work is done and now it’s a matter of counting down the days, but in fact the work has just begun. Once getting accepted into the program there are many steps you need to complete to ensure a positive study abroad experience. One of the most ...