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Berlin’s Cultural Tapestry: Museums, Art, and History

Berlin is a cultural heritage hotspot that has witnessed the rise and fall of empires, the split of a nation, and the resurgence of unity. More than merely tourist destinations, the city’s museums, art galleries, and historical buildings serve as windows into the city’s soul. Museumsinsel: The Island of Enlightenment A trip to Museumsinsel, often ...

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Berlin Unveiled: Exploring the Heart of the German Capital

Berlin, a city pulsating with history, creativity, and an indomitable spirit, holds a special place in my heart. Having wandered through its diverse and absorbing its lively culture, here are my personal top 5 destinations in Berlin for a truly immersive, non-touristy experience. Kreuzberg: Bohemian Bliss and Street Art MarvelsAs a self-proclaimed lover of bohemian ...

Reflection: My Study Abroad in the US

Sitting on my bed at midnight, I am reflecting on my time here at Drexel, and in the US generally. This year has been an interesting one for me, in many respects. I have had several opportunities that have helped me experience growth, learning and helped me become – my study abroad at Drexel being ...

Christmas Markets in Germany

It’s officially December, and I’m thrilled that the Christmas market season is here! It’s time to listen to “All I Want for Christmas is You,” “Jingle Bell,” or “Felix Navida” while sipping mule wine, drinking hot chocolate, or eating crepes and sausages. While there are dozens of Christmas Markets worldwide, I can assure you that ...

How has my abroad experience changed my thought about my academic and career path?

As Christmas and the holiday season approach, it’s a sign that my abroad experience is coming to an end. Four months in Germany have been filled with remarkable experiences, life skills, and friendships. Before getting into the season of finals and family gatherings, I decided to sit down and write down some thoughts about how ...

Culture Shocks: Germany to Philadelphia II

Continuing from my last blog post here, I will be mentioning a few more culture shocks I have had since moving from Germany to Philadelphia. More Expensive: The cost of living is relatively expensive, at least when compared to Germany, and probably Europe in general. The cost of goods and services, from anything between grocery ...

Bauhaus’s Field Trip

Can you believe that it’s mid-November already? Like, it was just like yesterday that I got to Bremen and started my exciting term. Now every corner and every store is full of Christmas decorations. They begin bringing the holiday spirit very early this year. I celebrated the end of October on a field trip with ...

Culture Shocks: Germany to Philadelphia

In my second month of being in Philadelphia, and by extension the US, I have had certain novel experiences that in some cases were interesting, while in others came as a shock to me. I have outlined some of these culture shocks which I have experienced since moving to the US from Germany. More Vibrant ...

5 Things to See When You Visit Austria

It’s difficult not to fall in love with Vienna and its clean, relaxed atmosphere as one of Europe’s most beautifully historic cities. I planned my trip to Vienna for late September or early October when it isn’t too chilly to enjoy wandering around the streets and the day isn’t too short. Austria is my #1 ...

A Day in the Life of a Jacobs University student in Bremen

I’m sitting on a train to Amsterdam, writing this week’s vlog. The weather is now very nice, sunny but still cold, and it’s finally that time of year when you start wearing coats, scarves, and beanies. While you reader may believe that I constantly travel, which is correct, I still spend a significant amount of ...