Last weekend, the California State University students who are in Germany took a trip from our cozy region of Baden-Württemberg to the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin. Berlin is quite different from the wooded southwest that I am studying in. The city motto “Poor, but sexy” is well deserved. The city is still rebuilding after the unification of Germany, thus old and new are juxtaposed.
In another article, a few weeks ago now, I talked about the phases I was experiencing here in the USA as an International Student. Indeed, first, I experienced a honeymoon, then discernment, and finally, conscience. In this last phase I was in at the time, I was talking about the fact that I still liked it here, but that I realized that I do not belong here, because I do not feel 100 percent connected to the culture.
Well, there is more now. At the end of my article, I was asking myself if there would be more phases, and I am now right in the middle of a new one. Which is commonly called homesickness.
Here we are, already halfway through my journey here in the USA.
I cannot believe that, in only two months, I’ll be on a plane heading back to my beloved France. Of course I will miss my friends and my home here, as well as the city … but there’s more!
Here is a non-exhaustive list, in no particular order, of things we do not have in France, that I will miss very much.
I have been living in Germany now for about 90 days, and I wanted to make a video to highlight my experiences so far and share my thoughts on why everyone who has the opportunity to study abroad should do so!
Enjoy the video! Hopefully it will help influence your decision to study abroad if you were ever considering it.
Being abroad is a constant adventure. Every day, I learn or experience something new about European culture.
One of the biggest cultural differences I’m experiencing is school. I often get asked what school is like in America. People ask me loads (look at me using some British vocab) of questions about my experiences in high school. Did you have a prom king and queen? What were football games like? How was your class schedule?
I really had no idea how different school was in Europe.
Apologies for my late continuation of my last blog! Midterms were happening here at Nanyang Technological University and I had to work on them.
First and foremost I want to thank the Gilman Scholarship for helping me fund my Study Abroad adventure. They have also invited me to events here in Singapore. One of them was in the residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Singapore. I was invited to a dinner and was able to chat with other Gilman scholars and government workers.
I finally celebrated my first Halloween!
I mean, I celebrated Halloween before, in my home country, but as a kid. Back then, I would only put on a costume around 6 p.m. and would go for a stroll with other disguised pals around my block. We would just ask for sweets and then come back home, individually.
The last “trick and treat” stroll I made was around age 14.
Hey, everyone! In this blog post, a wanted to give you a look at many of the incredible moments I’ve experienced during my time living in Ghana. These photos should not only give you insight into my experience thus far, but hopefully also debunk some of the myths or stereotypes you may have about Ghana.
It has been really tough trying to decide which beach I like best here in Israel. I mean, with the beautiful sunsets, warm clear waters and the soft clean sand, it has been really hard to decide which one I love the most. They are all so exotic!