Four months in already? If I were on a semester program I would already be back in the US, but I am so happy to say that I still have eight months left in this beautiful city! At the beginning of the program, our resident director cited a statistic that only 0.03% of people in … More 5| Der sogenannte Alltag: Embracing a New Idea of Normal
The German parliamentary election took place yesterday and I’m finally writing something about it! This post comes in three sections: A crash course on Germany’s government; interesting things I got to do thanks to the election; miscellaneous thoughts. … More 3| Elections Foreign and Domestic
Today marks one week since I left the US! Already I’ve had so many unique experiences and learned so much, but between orientations, tours, and other exploring, there’s been very little time organize any thoughts on said experiences. Now is the first time I’ve had enough time and energy to consider writing anything. Since my … More 2| Herzlich Wilkommen in Freiburg!
In less than a month I’ll board a plane that will travel 4,386 miles and put 7,058 short kilometers between my old American life and my new German one. Day one of my year abroad. Day one of the year that was always my ‘plan for the future’ is about to be my present. … More 1| An Introduction