Tips for future Berliners
Hi all, I made it home on Sunday without difficulty. Swiss Air held the plane in Zuerich so that I and others with connecting flights could make it, and we ended up arriving in Chicago ahead of schedule despite leaving 40 minutes late. However, some of my classmates are still stuck in Berlin or other parts of Europe because of all the snow. I thought it would be a good idea to include some tips...
Last post from Berlin
Hi all, The adventure that began three and a half months ago is just about over. I’m almost completely packed and have cleaned out my room. Tomorrow morning I have to get up early, though some other students have it much worse that 6:30. The snow and cold are continuing and there are flight cancellations in other parts of Europe now, but my flights are still on, so I’m hoping it stays...
Macaroni and Cheese Update
Hi all, I made the mac and cheese for lunch today and it was delicious! The cheddar was good, I didn’t taste the Butterkaese, which was just fine as the recipe is quite good normally. Mathias also enjoyed it and even asked for the recipe! I’m really relieved that it went so well. Now back to Termpaper writing.
Fulda and the Fernsehturm
Hi all, Sorry it took me so long to write this, but there is no such thing as a week that isn’t busy here in Berlin, which is a big part of why it’s so great to be here! Last weekend I had an excellent time in Fulda. Despite worrying about my train being on time for my connection to a second train, I had no problems getting to Fulda. Christa, my host mom from my previous stay, was...
Hello everyone, You’re probably quite surprised to see a post from me, it’s been so long. I’ve been quite busy. This last week was Midterms, and I spent this weekend relaxing and writing two papers for my Sicherheitspolitik (Security Politics) course. That way I will have less work later, which is especially important next weekend when I go to Fulda and visit my host family from...
Two weeks of Fachkursen
Hello all, Today (Friday) marks the end of the second week of Fachkursen, the classes taught in German about other subjects. For most semester students like me, there are 11 different IES courses in a number of different subject areas, and you get to choose four of them. The Jahresstudenten (year students) are here long enough to take courses at the university’s in Berlin, particularly the...
Eastern Europe Trip; Wien, Bratislava and Budapest
Hello all, This is going to be a really long post, because the five day trip to Eastern European capitals along the Donau (Danube) River, Wien (Vienna), Bratislava and Budapest was packed full of fun. Apologies for the long delay in writing this post, it’s been a really busy week with the start of IES Fachkursen (subject courses, in German) and the one time I got started and got a large...