Tag: learning

Adjusting Back to Normal

The one thing I wish I knew before studying aboard was how hard it was going to be to leave. I did not think it would be this hard for me to leave the friends I have made, the memories and the experiences I have created when I was in London. They prepare the study ...

So much FOOD!

Since being in both London and Paris, I have been trying my best to eat as many different foods as I possibly can. I did fail the first couple of days by only getting McDonalds. I couldn’t help it, I work at McDonald’s back at home and needed to try out the menu. The McDonalds ...

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Culture Shock in London

How have I experienced culture shock since being abroad? I have been in London for almost two weeks now and being here has been a wonderful experience. Everything in London has been so beautiful and I am in awe every time I walk around the city. Being in a new country means experiencing culture shock. ...

On a Budget

Was it easy studying aboard with a tight financial situation? Getting a better understanding of me will make answering this question easier. Photos taken by my friend Maggie since my phone died. My name is Kiah Thorne. I am 20 year old Design and Merchandising student. I did not grow up with a lot of ...

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22 Today it day 89 of 90. No residence permits means I’ll be living illegally in Germany starting in 2 days. I really hope nothing it wrong with my documents. And…good news! I won’t be needing a physical residence permit- instead it is a piece of paper that indicates that I have left Germany ...

Zoom Fatigue, Broken Fridges, and Technoseum

November 15     Everyone’s most likely heard of Zoom fatigue. I’ve had some online classes before the pandemic, but now it’s starting to hit me real hard, much to the point where I keep blanking out during class. How many years has it been? Like two years? I’ve been working away at my laptop ...

Spooky Tales, Invasive Birds, and Disturbance

November 8 It’s dark and cold outside, but some street lights light your way home. You can hear the wind blowing, and nothing else. You’ve always walked this path, and sometimes you’ll see some dogs or birds in the brushes. But then you hear a strange and distant sound. They sound like thumping. It’s probably ...

Happy Halloween!

October 25 “Remember to bring in a hero or anti-hero to discuss about for next class!” Our professor repeated that at least twice. It didn’t cross my mind until the day before! What are some examples of heroes or anti-heroes? Superman? Batman? Spiderman? Joker? Venom? Someone from the Marvel Universe, that’s what you call them, ...

Chestnuts, Presentation, and Stress

October 18 A few weeks back in late September, I started to notice chestnuts (Kastanien/Maronen) on the ground around the city. I came across a huge pile on the grass and sidewalk near the University while I was walking around. “I wonder if someone will clean this up?” I wondered. And my question was answered ...

A Typical Day and —

September 20 It’s just any typical day with class. I join in 10 minutes early, but why does it feel like an eternity on the university website? It’s probably the thousands of students who also have online classes on a Monday! I eventually am connected to the Zoom room. I hear interesting stories from students, ...