Last March, when I was first accepted to study abroad in Germany, I wasn’t sure what to expect of the city of Ravensburg. As anyone would, I researched the town heavily; Googling the city, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, lake Constance, etc. and it was very vague. I saw many pages with pictures of old gothic architecture, and photographs…

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After a quick 3 days in Berlin, I headed to Frankfurt via the ICE train. That was an exciting experience, to say the least. First off, the Bahnhof in Berlin is enormous. Secondly, I traveled on the overnight train, so I ended up meeting some interesting characters. I met a younger guy from Stuttgart, who…

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After Ireland, I headed straight to Berlin for 3 days of exploring. I was quite interested to see Germany’s capital and learn about history. I arrived in the city rather late and luckily had the most comfortable time navigating my way from Tegal Airport to my hostel, which was roughly 25 minutes away. Berlin was…

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I started my journey to Europe by stopping in Dublin, Ireland. While this wasn’t my plan initially, I can say it was probably my favorite European country that I have visited so far. At first, I had no desire to travel to Ireland because of it being so “Americanized.” While Dublin itself is basically a…

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Booking my flight for exchange was probably one of the most tedious things about planning my time abroad. I had a hard time because I wanted to book the cheapest, but the most economical flight I could find. I started out planning a flight budget, and I set $2000.00 to be the maximum price I…

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After 3 weeks of traveling, I am probably the most reliable source to go to for packing advice. Packing for exchange, and packing for a vacation are two completely different things. For vacation, it’s easier to pack light (depending on the person) because you are only gone for 2-3 weeks, for exchange you are typically…

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Planning my exchange was easier said than done. I knew for sure I wanted to study in Europe but deciding between countries was really hard. Since I’m a business student, I had a lot of schools I could exchange with. My program coordinator narrowed it down to three countries for me: Ireland, Germany, & France.…

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