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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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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Pre-Departure

I’ll be honest: I didn’t really have a lot of fears the moments leading up to my departure for Zurich, Switzerland. Perhaps it was due to my international background or the fact that I approach situations in an unconventional manner – I’m really not too sure. Large changes such as…
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Hallo, Deutschland!

I’m sitting here in my room with my bags packed and only 24 hours until I leave for Germany! For the next five months, I will be an exchange student at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, a diverse and modern city in southwest Germany. At the beginning of this…
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