Category: German for a Year

Hike for Help

I should have known that we would meet in Boudhanath. As the epicenter of the displaced Tibetan community in Nepal and generally all things Buddhist, there really is no more appropriate place for any true Sherpa.

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Internship with Bosch

After moving across Germany, I’ve started my internship at Bosch! I now live in at the southern tip of Germany and work in manufacturing engineering for Antilock Brake Systems. I’m learning so much, not only about what...

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January and February were full of studying and exams. To set the scene a little bit, finals (Klausuren) in Germany work a little differently than in American colleges. Here, Klausuren are usually worth 100% of your grade. “Finals week” takes place during a span of two weeks.

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Christmastime in Germany

Around the time Thanksgiving came to an end in the USA, Germany seemed to dive headfirst into Christmas. All of a sudden, the whole town was decorated with lights and garland, the snow started falling, and of course, the Christmas markets opened up.

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International Day and Manufacturing Classes

Last week was International Day here at Hochschule Bremen, and it was huge. There are about 130 exchange students this semester, and I would like to think we are all the reason why International Day was so great, but in reality, it is because many majors at Hochschule Bremen are required to study abroad for their major.

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The Olympics

The atmosphere in London was amazing. It seems like all 10 million people there are completely engrossed in the Olympics. The double decker buses, the ads, the newspapers, the signs, the streets, the taxis, the Houses of Parliament, the Tower Bridge; everywhere you look: Olympics.

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Das Auto

For the last two weeks I have been in an automotive engineering class here at TU Braunschweig. University classes in Germany are structured differently from those in the U.S. becasue 100% of your grade is based on the final test at the end of the semester. Yikes!

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Berlin, Hannover, Harz Mountains and Rain

I cannot believe I have already been here for three weeks. The first weekend a group of us went to Berlin and had an absolute ball. Berlin, even though it’s so stoic and most of its history is covered by graffiti, is definitely one of my favorites.

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Mines Magazine spring 2024 cover depicting students working on various projects

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