Last Thursday I traveled to Universität Bonn on a field trip. Students from my school sat in on lectures ranging a variety of topics, and we later attended presentation for prospective students; this was a very similar experience to the college and university visits that Junior and Senior year US high school students are oh-so-familiar with.… Read the rest
Last week I had the great opportunity of meeting with the Bürgermeister Udo Meister of Schleiden. We talked about my school and family life as an exchange student in Germany, my experience with learning German, life in the Eifel, and the awesome travel opportunities which I’ve had to date.… Read the rest
The exchange program which has given both me and thousands of other international students the wonderful opportunity to live and study in Germany (or the USA) for an entire year faces budget cuts from the United States State Department. Help save an amazing exchange program which fosters youth diplomacy, cultural understanding, international friendships, as well as history and language learning each year for 700 American and German students.… Read the rest
Germany just loves Euro coins.
Admittedly, I did too, for a little while at least. Suddenly I was living somewhere where I could purchase goods and services with an assortment of only a few coins. It is quite commonplace for an exchange to be done entirely with these little pieces of alloy.… Read the rest
Public Service Announcement regarding my blog’s blue words.
Just a mouse click away, hidden behind these little blue words, are lots of goodies. You’ll most often land on an
highly entertaining and fun to read educational Wikipedia article, but who knows what other internet adventures lay beyond hyperlinks like this
or this?… Read the rest
The first snow began this evening! It is sticking too, but I don’t think for very long. We’ll see if it is still here in Schleiden tomorrow morning.
My little sister was so excited! Apparently this is the first snow here in Schleiden in two years!… Read the rest