Germany: Hi Bochum!

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Now that I’ve said goodbye to Mississippi and hallo to Dortmund, it’s time to greet where I am staying, Bochum! And yes people do say “hi” in German!

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Luckily, even though I left Mississippi behind, I was able to find a taste of it here in Bochum!

My new home of Bochum is only a half hour train ride from where I go to school in Dortmund! This seemed like a long time at the beginning because I used to live on campus at Ole Miss! But now, I am used to it and it’s a great time to read, study, or just relax.

Some students in my program live in Dortmund, but I am actually glad I am staying in a different city because now I feel at home in two German cities already!

Most of the people in my building are students, but they don’t all go to my university. Actually, most of them go to a university right here in Bochum! It’s called Ruhr-Universität Bochum. This school is really beautiful and a bit closer to my apartment so on Fridays when I don’t have class, I normally study there instead of going to Dortmund.

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the view of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum from above!
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the biggest lecture hall on campus!
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the view facing away from the biggest lecture hall on campus!

 

It’s great to meet great friends from both of these universities! It really shows me what I’m learning that might be able to be applied to German or Germany in general and what is particular to Dortmund or Bochum!

Bochum also provides great restaurants and bars to watch the World Cup at! Bochum definitely goes all out! My friends and I normally watch football (soccer) somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle, which is the most popular part of Bochum. When it’s really busy, you can really get lost there! Get it? Because it’s the Bermuda Triangle! 🙂

I also ate the best Italian food I’ve had in Germany in Bochum:

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Vapiano: You get to watch them make your food!

Most people think of the Bermuda Triangle when they think of Bochum, but there is a lot more to the city than that! I really recommend coming to Bochum if you find your self here in Germany!

See you soon,

Kristin

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