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I Left My Heart in Heidelberg

I Left My Heart in Heidelberg

Last summer was the most life changing experience for me. Participating in the European Study Center’s Intercultural Leadership program was the most rewarding experience of my college journey. From the first day I arrived, I felt an openness to the world that I had not 

Heidelberg: The City Lost in Time

Heidelberg: The City Lost in Time

The city of Heidelberg, Germany was not at all what I was expecting. Other cities in Germany that I had visited bore the same similarities: new, pristine, industrious cities focused on innovation and consumerism. However, to me, Heidelberg is the hidden gem of Germany. Just 

Valentine’s Day — Paris, France

Valentine’s Day — Paris, France

New Years Day I walked out of a cottage in Saint Germain, Wisconsin saying goodbye to my partner to fly away to a country across the world. Granted he would be studying abroad in Rome, Italy he would not be traveling to Europe until later 

Berlin

Berlin

The week after my birthday, we decided to take another trip into Germany, this time to Berlin. Berlin has been one of the coolest cities I’ve ever visited, and once again I walked away with a much broader understanding of Germany’s history. We pulled into Berlin around 8am 

10 Things I Learned from Studying Abroad – 1 Year Later

10 Things I Learned from Studying Abroad – 1 Year Later

One year ago, I was traveling to Ireland with six other students that I would consider some of my best friends today. It was our second trip together. The first trip we went on was to Switzerland. I have always dreamed of going to Ireland 

The Hills are Alive

The Hills are Alive

After our visit to Germany, we hopped aboard yet another bus to Salzburg. Salzburg isn’t terribly far from Munich, which is why we decided to fit visits to these two cities into one long weekend. Salzburg was at the top of many of our travel lists, 

Hello from the other side

Hello from the other side

Other side of what? My 21st year? The Atlantic Ocean? The Franco-German border? Who knows. It’s been a while. My third week was sort of a whirlwind, not unlike the rest of my time here. Five out of my six classes were canceled and I’m 

Austria — Custom Sound of Music Tour & More

Austria — Custom Sound of Music Tour & More

It was 12:45am as I was talking with my parents while they were starting to wrap up their day and sit down for dinner back home in the United States. When all of a sudden two of my friends rush into the lounge and say 

Snail Mail: A Little Goes a Long Way

Snail Mail: A Little Goes a Long Way

In my preparations for living abroad for five months, I scavenged the internet for everything I could possibly anticipate. I planned for weather. I planned for culture shock. I planned for language barriers. This would not be my first time studying abroad either. Prior to 

Paris Survival Guide

Paris Survival Guide

When I imagined studying abroad in France, there was always one thought that was prominent in the back of my mind: Paris. Living on the eastern side of France in Strasbourg, Paris was only a short train ride away, though les grèves made booking the