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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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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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Post exchange thoughts

My semester at ETH Zürich finished up in the beginning of June and my time in Europe is (unfortunately) coming to an end. I had a very positive experience at ETH. My classes were very challenging and the professors came from a variety of disciplines and I found them to…
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“Not all those who wander are lost”

While living in Sydney was a new experience in itself, I definitely took advantage of being in a brand new continent on the other side of the world and travelled as much as I could.  My first big trip was to Queensland to travel around and, obviously, dive the Great…
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Life in Sydney

After making the 30+ hour trek all the way to the land down under, I was immediately greeted with warm weather and welcoming people. The first day I spent in Sydney I actually travelled about an hour north to Katoomba, where an iconic New South Wales mountains range, the Blue…
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Before I left

I decided to spend my spring semester in Beauvais, France during the fall semester.  I never really stopped to think about what it would be like to be gone for three months while everyone at home carried on with their lives.  The people you talk to before always say “Studying…
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