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Road Trip!

One of my favorite memories from my exchange was the time when my friends and I rented a car and took a road trip to central Switzerland at the end of November. There were five of us total: three girls from the Netherlands, a fellow American, and myself. The drive…
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See you soon, Switzerland!

I am a few days away from embarking on my five-month long adventure in Europe! I will be an exchange student at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (otherwise known as ETH Zürich) in Zürich, Switzerland for the fall 2018 semester. This will be my last semester of classes for…
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España Here I Come!

With exactly one week until I’m off to Spain, I am becoming nostalgic of my everyday life here in Georgia. I am trying to spend as much time with family and friends as possible while enjoying the little things that I often overlook. I realize that everything will be different…
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Learning with different views

Academics here in Germany are very different than they are at UGA. It is interesting to see how other countries organize their academic system. For example, in Germany the entire semester is lectures. No exams, no papers, no projects or anything. This is true up until the end of the…
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Ich liebe Deutschland!

After two weeks being here, everything has finally fallen into place! As an international student, I was nervous about finding a group of friends to travel with and enjoy my time here with. But this was the easiest part! The international community here is amazing. We all get along, we…
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Germany, here I come

I am so excited to travel to Germany! I’ve googled pictures, looked at maps, read all about the culture, and practiced some of the language. I have prepared myself for months before my trip. I’ve answered every email, completed every necessary task, predicted how each day will go, even made…
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Who was Erasmus of Rotterdam and Why do I Appreciate Him?

Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam (28 October 1466 – 12 July 1536) became one of Europe’s most famous and influential scholars for his work as a Catholic priest, social critic, and teacher. A self-called “citizen of the world,” Erasmus rose from meager beginnings to help define the humanist movement in Northern Europe. So, in 1987…
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Die kleinen Dinge

(from May 2017) Es sind die kleinen Dinge… It is the little things this week that have really made me appreciate again the amazing opportunity I have to be in Germany right now in my life, along with the incredible people I’ve met and all the unique things I have…
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