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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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Benjamin Saff: German (Un)Friendliness?

So I had this preconceived notion that when I got to Germany it would be extremely hard to make friends with local Germans. All because a read one blog post online which stated, among other oblivious generalizations, that German students were very formal, hard to make friends with, and hard to impress. So just because ...

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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, ...

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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, ...

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Benjamin Saff: The Most Important Thing About Study Abroad

Today is my last day in Mannheim. I must say that the four months seem to have flown by. I this blog post I will let my thoughts flow freely and hopefully illustrate some changes that took place in me over my time here. I remember an initial anxiety upon coming here. It’s the anxiety ...

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Benjamin Saff: Living in Mannheim

Ben Site-seeing I’ve been living in Mannheim for just over a month now. On this post I will attempt to summarize some of the different aspects of living here. Pros: 1. Mannheim’s train station is a great hub for travel. You can easily get to almost any main city in Germany as well as it’s ...

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Benjamin Saff: The “Study” Part of Study Abroad.

The most talked about aspects of study abroad are never about studying. Yes, it’s a real thing. For me, it is getting closer and closer to finals period and the studying aspect is becoming more and more real. Of course I always attended classes up until now. But as soon as class is over, I ...

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Benjamin Saff: Friends and Traveling

Benjamin Saff Friends It’s hard to believe I’ve only been here for one month. I have been able to experience so much already in such a short time. I’ve made many new friends not only in our Drexel group but local Germans as well as other international students. And each person I meet contributes a ...

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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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Benjamin Saff: Learning a New Language

How Ben Feels One of my favorite aspects of my trip abroad has being learning the German language. As we all know, learning a new language can be quite challenging, especially when you’re not in your adolescent, sponge-like brain phase. I found that in the US, when taking my required 3 years of Spanish, my ...