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I’ll come back fatter

Well hopefully not.

You may think to yourself, “Andrew, how could you let that happen? You left the first/second fattest country on the planet relatively healthy, and you’ll return fatter?”

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My life as a US-American

But hold your judgement, because you (probably) haven’t lived in Germany for 8 months and experienced the joy of European chocolate.… Read the rest


München’s Mittelseminar

Youth For Understanding holds Mittelseminars for their exchange students. These seminars, usually comprised of 25 or so exchange students and 5-10 YFU Alumni, give exchange students the opportunity to reflect on the past 5-7 months of their exchange, talk about the problems they’ve encountered and the resultant solutions, bond and share experiences with peers, and prepare for the final months of an exchange year.… Read the rest



Montparnasse, s’il vous plaît !

Bright lights, dark sky; Paris lies far beneath the window sill, whizzing by. 56 floors (57 for US-Americans) high in Montparnasse is an observation deck, allowing for a gorgeous 360 degree view of the city. Just three floors more and one finds themselves standing atop the tower and all of Paris to see.… Read the rest


Paris encore

Once again I’ve found myself in Paris. Life is just too hard here in Europe. 

I dropped the ball during my last Paris trip (which was amazing) and didn’t post a single thing. I’ll try to keep everyone updated this weekend. 

We, being partakers of a French Klassenfahrt (field trip), arrived just a few minutes ago.… Read the rest