Niacka Carty: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu

I can remember the first day of orientation vividly. After the head of the university welcomed us to Madrid and explained where we can use and find resources for international students, there was a section dedicated to explaining Spanish culture to all the international students. I was a bit surprised that fútbol (football) was the ...

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Benjamin Saff: More to Miss About Germany

As I said in my previous post, I’m going to miss Germany quite a lot. In this post I will talk more about things that I will certainly miss about this country. It has been said by many who have left Germany: “Ich hab mein Herz in Deutschland verloren” or “I left my heart in ...

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Greta Jusyte: Important Items to Pack

This past week has been a blur. I have not been able to do much because I’ve had a paper to write and a presentation to prepare, but alas, my school week is finally over and I get to start enjoying my weekend. As I have not managed to accomplish anything exciting or interesting this ...

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Alexis Pozonsky: Culture Shock (Part 2)

Let’s address the white rhino in the room… This post might be more appropriately named “Program Shock,” but we’ll just go with Culture Shock for now. Even though we only have about four weeks left in the program, I’m still struggling to adjust and negotiate to the ICDS program. To sum it up in one ...

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Alexis Pozonsky: Culture Shock (Part 1)

Culture shock is 100% real and if anyone has told you that when in a foreign country they haven’t felt SOME form of anxiety or frustration during their stay, they’re either lying to you or are an alien. For some background info, culture shock was classified as a mental disorder back in the 1960’s. Culture ...

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Benjamin Saff: Germany Food Specialties

Germany Food I have been here in Germany for over 2 months now. The reality is sinking in that I am over half way done my time here and I’m already know I’m going to miss this place a lot. For this post I’m going to list some great Germany foods I’ve discovered during my ...

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Federico Mosconi: Diversity

Living in Philadelphia means being exposed to different people and ethnicities. Philly is a very diverse city and I thought that moving to Germany was going to be different in the aspect of diversity. I was surprised though when I first arrived in Mannheim that it shares a lot in common with Philadelphia. Philadelphia is ...