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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: German Phrases to Know While Visiting

German Phrases My family just arrived for a visit to Germany and France this weekend. I spent some time today explaining some phrases here. That inspired this post: a short list of useful/common German phrases for any readers who plan to visit. Bitte / Danke Schön Means: Please / Thank you (respectively). These two phrases ...

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Benjamin Saff: First Days in Mannheim

Ben’s first day I arrived in Frankfurt Airport on a Sunday morning. It was a little past 6:00 am. I was feeling the jet-lag; while going through customs, observing all the German advertisements and hearing the din of local language around me, life felt truly surreal. My directions had been clear enough and I made ...

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Benjamin Saff: Some Cultural Observations and Reflections on Germany

Germany is very different than the culture I am used to in the US. The easiest illustration of this is comparing the two countries’ national identity. In the US, our national policy is loud and proud. We wave flags, chant songs, shoot fireworks; all of this to celebrate ourselves and demonstrate our love and pride ...

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Benjamin Saff: Belgium & Why You Should Visit

Ben in Belgium This past weekend, my friends and I stayed in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, over the weekend. We also were able to visit Bruges. This was a great experience for all of us. Before studying here, I had no plans to visit Belgium ever but I am so glad that I did. ...