Tag: school

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 ...

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, ...

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, ...

Stories, Milk, and Bells

September 6 Wake up, wake up, wake up! It’s the first day of class! I begin the day walking to Netto which is stationed conveniently outside my building. After purchasing a few ingredients for a breakfast sandwich and some butter cookies/shortbread (Butterkekse) to enjoy while I work and study! Today’s class is all about myths, ...

Welcome to the University of Mannheim!

University of Mannheim, just across the street! August 30 It’s finally Welcome Week at the University of Mannheim! I have been looking forward to this week, where I can meet students from all parts of the world- and it’s all online. It’s definitely going to be more difficult to meet other students this way, but ...

My First Day as an Exchange Tica

Hola! Real quick, the featured photo is a picture of Clinica Biblica (the hospital where we have a lot of classes) from the courtyard! Anyway, today was the first day of classes and wow I’m nervous but excited to explore San Jose and get to see what my classes are all about. Last night, my ...

Reflection on My Time Abroad in Florence

My time studying in Florence, Italy, has been truly incredible, and I have seen and experienced so much, not only in Italy but in countries across Europe. I could not have hoped for or imagined a better semester. Although it is difficult to say in words all the things that I learned, I think it ...

Day Trip to Lucerne, Switzerland

For my second day in Switzerland, we took a day trip from Zurich to the city of Lucern, only about an hour by train from Zurich Central Station (HB). The tickets were about $27 each way, no train transfers necessary, and be arrived before we knew it! With no real plan, we wandered around the ...

Weekend in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city full of history, wealth, and modernity, and also a city that I hardly knew anything about before arriving. In this blog post I will talk about my three day weekend adventure in Amsterdam, now one of my favorite cities in Europe! I will be skipping over our food adventures though, which ...

5 Historic Sights I Walk by Every Day

Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance, and home of one the most powerful and wealthy families of Europe, the House of Medici. As such, it holds a plethora of historical and iconic buildings, thanks to the funding of the Medici, that are renowned around the world. As a huge fan of art history, I ...