My First Trip Abroad in Photos

My project “Austauscherfahrungen” has been active for more than a year now. To celebrate this occasion and reflect on the roots of this blog, I have put together this post—My First Trip Abroad in Photos. There are two ways to “read” this entry: you can either start from this page and click on the photosContinue reading “My First Trip Abroad in Photos”

Let’s Talk Money ~Studying Abroad in Germany~

This post is going to be short and sweet. Let’s talk finances. How are the prices in Germany? What are my expenses? Getting a residence permit/student visa.. how much per month do you need?

My Goals for a Year-long Exchange in Germany (A Bilingual Text )

This essay was the final step in the application process at my university before I was officially nominated to study at FAU in Erlangen, Germany. I share how I studied German back home, what my goals were for studying here, what I may want to do in my future and how I will make the most of my time here.

How to Prepare for an Exchange in Germany

How can I meet people abroad?
What do Germans think about Americans?
What is it like living in Germany?
Three of many questions addressed in this post about studying abroad in Germany for American students!

Getting Started with Studying Abroad

Dear readers, I would like to discuss “studying abroad” for American college students. Studying abroad is a rich experience to undergo during your college years. The first time abroad is life- changing. You see yourself and your native culture with different eyes. You get to experience everyday life of those who live thousands of miles awayContinue reading “Getting Started with Studying Abroad”

First Time Visiting a Concentration Camp (August 2017)

Dachau was the model for other camps. It was first. The quote on the front gate of the camp reads “Arbeit macht frei.” Working was supposed to “rehabilitate criminals and other wrong-doers.”

English tutor in Germany~ the program, what I do, and my current thoughts

I have already given ten lessons to the original group of students as well as three lessons with a newly-organized second group of students. When I first arrived in Erlangen, I had a lot of free time and wanted to make use of it. I also wanted to find some experience as an English teacherContinue reading “English tutor in Germany~ the program, what I do, and my current thoughts”

Bamberg Ausflug (2. Oktober 2017)

Bamberg is described as one of several of the most beautiful cities to see in Germany. Its close location to Nuremberg makes it a great day trip for those who like visiting historical cities. A large part of the city is a UNESCO heritage site. My first impression of Bamberg when walking from the trainContinue reading “Bamberg Ausflug (2. Oktober 2017)”

Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland: A depiction of 6,000 years of German history

Dear Readers, Today is Thursday, October 12th and after four days in a German hospital in Hamburg, where I know only one person, I am glad to be back on my feet and slowly recovering.  Due to my operation and hospital stay, my blog posts have been delayed. Fortunately, I got to do some sightseeingContinue reading “Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland: A depiction of 6,000 years of German history”