Category: Fall 2017

Hiking in the Black Forest

Because Mannheim is conveniently located in the state of Baden-Württemberg (the biggest state in all of Germany) (yes, I’m bragging), it’s relatively close to the world-famous Black Forest. It’s a great day trip for Mannheim students, and provides endless opportunities for you to hike, explore, discover, and contemplate the spooky legends that have given this ...

Finals Are Upon Us

As much as I rejoiced in the pure bliss and quaint charm of German Christmas Markets, they did instill a singular and horrifying thought in my mind: finals are coming. Even though there were cheery wooden stands on every corner promising that Santa Claus was going to be coming around, we all knew this happiness ...

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Multicultural Melbourne

If you were to just take a short stroll through the city of Melbourne, you would quickly realize it is probably one of the most diverse places you have ever been in. All around you, there would be people of all nationalities, creeds, and religions. It is something that I love about Melbourne because it ...

Student Housing in Mannheim

Living in campus housing in the University of Mannheim is far more different than living in Drexel University housing. To start off, the dorms are both for Mannheim students and exchange students, making it easier to meet full-time students and vice-versa. The other difference is that the student housing buildings aren’t actually on campus. Because ...

Christmas (Market) Time Is Here

With the start of December, Mannheim is kicking off its Christmas season by celebrating with one of Germany’s most beloved holiday traditions: Christmas Markets! The town has been setting up for days, and the market has finally been opened for the city residents and students alike. It’s a much welcome distraction from the daily work ...

Melbourne Beach Guide

There are many beaches at your disposal if you are lucky enough to be living, studying, or working in Melbourne. Most of those beaches are easily accessible by train or tram and, sometimes, there are multiple beaches on one train or tram line. Public transportation to the beach from the city is very easy and ...

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Wǒ fēicháng xǐhuān kuài zi!

Title Translation: I love chopsticks! I am a huge foodie, so I really like going out and trying new foods when I get the chance. Since being in Hong Kong for 3 months, I have been to all different types of restaurants from Korean to Taiwanese. I have had traditional Cantonese food and a lot of ...

Excuse Me, What Is The Temperature???

Lately I’ve been thinking about weather a lot. Mostly because every time I step outside I feel like my face is going to fall off. But that just might be my slight overreaction. But I don’t think so. It seems as though the weather here went from 100 to 0 real quick, and to my ...

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Melbourne Has the Craziest Weather, Sorry Philly

Before I launch into why I named my titled the way I did, I have to explain one thing. For those of you in the Northern Hemisphere that are headed into winter and much colder weather, you have to remember that, because Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere, they are actually transitioning into Summer. So, ...

‘Tis the Season: Halloween & Thanksgiving

Halloween. Thanksgiving. My birthday. Christmas. And all the time in between. These markers in time are part of what make my annual “Holiday Season.” When I accepted the opportunity to study abroad in Denmark this Fall Term, I knew that I was giving up the chance to spend each piece of my favorite time of ...