Category: Term Abroad

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Benjamin Saff: Travel Advice for Study Abroad Students

So you’ve found yourself studying in a foreign land and now you want to explore. Here are some of the important things I have learned thus far during my study abroad traveling experiences. 1. Know your priorities When I got to Germany I was overwhelmed with all the possibilities that suddenly opened up for me. ...

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Benjamin Saff: Culture Shock

Culture shock is quite a real phenomenon. I was skeptical when first hearing about it and thought I would have a seamless transition into the German culture. It wasn’t exactly as smooth as I thought. Not to worry you though, culture shock is different for different and its extent always varies. The best I can ...

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Benjamin Saff: Germany and Religion

One of the greatest differences between Germany and my home country, the United States, is the role of religion in the society. First of all, Germany and U.S. do have the same majority religions in common; the Catholic and Protestant religions dominate as the majority. While both countries have an open policy about religion, the ...

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Federico Mosconi: Getting Around: A Guide to Transportation in Germany

The hierarchy of transportation in Germany is quite different from the one in the U.S. Getting around in Germany is not as straightforward and there are several ways to reach the same destination. To get around Mannheim I usually walk, just like I did at Drexel. My apartment is close to everything I need and ...

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Federico Mosconi: VISUM

It’s very hard to ignore VISUM if you are an international student here at Mannheim. In fact, VISUM will be one of the first things you get to know and something that will be involved in your social and student life here in Mannheim. VISUM or the Verein Internationaler Studentenpartnerschaften an der Universtiaet Mannheim is ...

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Greta Jusyte: Weather

The weather in Reims is not at all what I had expected. I was born in Lithuania, which is a small country located in Eastern Europe. The weather in Lithuania is rather cold, especially in the winter. As a result, as I was originally packing for France, my parents warned me about how cold Europe ...

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Niacka Carty: La Provincia Escuelas Pías Betania

This week, I purposefully decided to tour another part of Madrid that I was not familiar with in order to see more of the city. After visiting several thrift shops, the reason for touring Madrid, a friend and I decided to continue to walk through a popular street. We knew we visited all the thrift ...

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Christopher Vito: Some Notes on Cultural Differences

  There are a lot of facets of culture here that differ pretty substantially from the way that we live our lives in America. This blog is going to be more or less a list of things here that seem odd. Getting used to most of them hasn’t necessarily been difficult, but these are just ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Official Edinburgh Castle Visit

The Edinburgh castle is something everyone should see if they are fortunate enough to visit Edinburgh, Scotland. The reason why is because there is so much history and beauty all intertwined all in one, colossal structure. I could not believe it all when I went there. It was overwhelming. One of the courses I am ...

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Alexis Pozonsky: A City Tour

Today, thanks to conflicting professor schedules, we were scheduled to have a 4 hour lecture for our Sustainable Development in Costa Rica class. Our professor, thankfully, opted to take the class on a tour of the city instead of having us sit in a sad, dark classroom for 4 hours. We all met at school ...