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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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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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Into the woods

“In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir In one of my courses this semester, we spent a lecture talking about the restorative qualities that the natural environment provides humans. We looked at case after case showing that spending time in nature reduces…
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