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…

Germany – Home to the Humble Deutsche

I’ve been in Tübingen for roughly a week now. The road to get here was long and grueling but, with a little luck and a lot of help, somehow this Mississippi boy made it. Germany threw me for a bit of a spin when I first arrived. Everyone always says that, but it’s never in…

Airports, Arrivals, Ausgänge… Oh my!

Hey y’all! It’s Bickert here. So I’m no stranger to traveling, I’ve traveled all over the US and been to several countries before traveling to my semester abroad. This was not my first time traveling by air, so I have some tips for you. Let’s talk about long flights. So as you’ve probably heard, they’re…

Me: An Introduction

Hey y’all! My name is Madison Bickert, and I’m a double major in International Studies and German at Ole Miss! I’m from Corinth, Mississippi and I’m 21 years old. This semester I’m studying abroad in Jena, Germany. I enjoy sketching, reading, and cooking. I have a ton of tips and tricks on studying abroad and…

How to experience Munich on a budget

Munich is a unique destination with strong cultural and historical traditions. The city is large and has much to offer. However, it is absolutely possible to see a lot of what Munich has to offer in just two days time. Luckily the city is also rather affordable to visit when planned the right way. I’ll…

Life in Oxford, Mississippi

Hotty Toddy! My name is Franz and I’m from Germany. I’m doing one exchange semester at Ole Miss. And I can tell you: IT IS AWESOME! If just been for 4 weeks now, but the days fly by really fast! The campus is great and people are so friendly around here. As I’m from a…

Sachsenhausen (a Nazi KZ)

  Hi everyone! I took my time to visit a former Nazi concentration camp/prison yard close to Potsdam. Sachsenhausen: Located in Oranienburg, several miles from Potsdam, this was a concentration camp used by the Nazis from 1936 till 1945. After World War II, it was used by the as a Internment camp when that area…

Beautiful Potsdam!

Hi guys! I have one more post on the beautiful buildings and sights of Potsdam. Glienicker Brücke  (Glienicker Bridge): is a 128 meter x 22 meter bridge spanning over the Havel river and connecting the Wannsee district of Berlin with Potsdam, the capital of Brandenburg built between 1906 and 1907. The bridge was a notorious location…