Germany: the local aesthetic (a how to dress)

There are a few things you should know if you want to live in Germany and look like a local. Of course, part of this is knowing the language, but here are a few tips and tricks that can help you not immediately pinned as a tourist. I’ve been in Germany now for 6 weeks, so…

Germany: Hi Bochum!

Most people think of the Bermuda Triangle when they think of Bochum, but there is a lot more to the city than that! It’s my home away from home!

Germany: Colds and Adventures

This past week I have been pretty sick with what my host mom called the “summer flu,” so I don’t really have a theme of what I want to write about. I thought I could discuss both how to survive sickness abroad and my recent travels! First, being sick abroad really stinks. If you’re anything…

Germany – Living with a Gästfamilie

I figured I’d take a break this week from going on about the extravagancies of Germany, and slow things down a bit. A typical day isn’t actually all that extravagant, but definitely not normal; though, that’s less of a reflection on Germany, and more what comes with living with a host family, or Gästfamilie. Most…

Germany: Freizeit

This week was the halfway point for my study abroad term, and while I’m loving Germany, my friends and I are struggling to find new things to do. Since we have class for up to 6 hours a day, there’s not much time to do things during the week. So, every day it seems we…

Germany: Essen (to eat)

I’ve never considered myself a picky eater, but finding food here in Germany that I actually want to eat has proved to be a bit challenging. I was a little surprised by the lack of choices that are available; I honestly expected a lot more fast food, like at home. However, this is not the…

Germany – Bavaria

The rebels studying abroad in Tübingen and I took a trip to the other side of Germany to see the city of München, Bayern. The long story short is that I encountered three separate bachelorette parties on the train ride there, accepted Deutsch jello shots and other strange gifts (didn’t want to be rude, of…

Germany: Studying Language Abroad

Hello! If you’re studying abroad, you’re most likely going to be studying the language of your chosen country unless you have a special program or are fluent. Since week 2 here in Tübingen has been a little slow, meaning I’ve been in classes every day and not traveling very much, I thought I could write about…