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Veronika Legkobitova: Food Options

Although it is fun to go out to eat, one of the Drexel students and I decided it would be much cheaper and healthier to cook our own meals. We’ve been going to the supermarket and picking out easy-to-cook foods, such as pasta, bread, cream cheese, fruits, and vegetables. We’re starting to learn where different ...

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Veronika Legkobitova: Laundry

This week, one of the other Drexel students and I decided to do our laundry. I guess a more accurate term would be to “try” to do it. In the dorms, you have to use washing/ drying machine coins that are a Euro each. Our adventure starts with us trying to find those coins. There ...

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Nicholas Sukiennik: German Culture

  Entry III: The Language Barrier Living in a foreign country can be challenging especially if one doesn’t know the native language of that country. I, for one, am not a native speaker I German, nor have I previously studied it in an academic setting, and only a few months before my arrival did I ...

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Carl Huebner: First Steps in Germany & Exploring Bochum

I had some troubles getting my internet to work on my laptop therefore these first few posts are delayed a few days, but I will soon be caught up and telling everything as it happens. But now, I’m finally starting to feel at home here. My first few days in the country I did your ...

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Veronika Legkobitova: First Week!

Finding my first class was the most difficult thing I’ve had to do in Germany so far. We were introduced to the campus on our first day there and we haven’t ventured to the school buildings after that. I thought I remembered the way and set off a little early Monday morning. Boy was I ...

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Nicholas Sukiennik: Eating

Entry 2 Eating in Germany If you only knew two things about me, they would probably be 1) that I´m a vegetarian, and 2) that I am currently in Germany. To many people, the two facts seem to be contradictory. I have been warned many times that “there are no vegetables” in Germany, or that ...

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Veronika Legkobitova: First Days in Germany

Even through the jet lag and the lost-in-translation lifestyle, my first days in Germany have been great! We were graciously welcomed on the first day by students at the airport and some faculty at the university. We were shown around campus and got some information about the classes we would take. Although we were not ...

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Nicholas Sukiennik: The Beginning

  Day three in Germany: now that I’ve had a little time to get settled, let us begin the first blog entry. I arrived in Germany on Friday, April 4th, at around 8:40 a.m., over an hour late, due to inclement weather in Abu Dhabi, where I had a transfer (my original flight was from ...