Category: Fall 2014

B

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 ...

Alexis Pozonsky: In 2 weeks time…

In 2 weeks time I will be home, in Philadelphia, trying to brave the cold and assimilate myself back into the “American” way of life. But, as I know from experience, it will not be easy. Returning from Madrid after my first study abroad experience was probably harder than the entire study abroad experience itself. ...

Corrine Mcandrews: Dublin City

Dublin is completely different from Edinburgh, Scotland. I never imagined it to be so different, but it was. I always thought that Scotland and Ireland were very similar, but obviously I was proven wrong this past weekend when I visited Dublin city with my flat mate. We stayed fro three nights and four full days. ...

A

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 ...

F

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 ...

B

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, ...

A

Alexis Pozonsky: Theater of the Oppressed – Costa Rica

This past Friday, I had the opportunity to go to Universidad Nacional in Heredia acnd attend the final presentation of a theater class which is actively using Theater of the Oppressed techniques. Before I came to Costa Rica, I became very interested in this type of theater. Pioneered in the early 1950’s by Brazilian Agosto ...

B

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, ...

B

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. ...

A

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 ...