I have always been a believer in the idea that time passes quickly, and that we have to enjoy every single day and every single moment, since we often take them for granted. These past six weeks as part of my study abroad program in Germany have been proof of that principle. Today, as I … Continue reading Auf Wiedersehen, Germany!
The Holocaust. The Berlin Wall. The burning of the books. The Brandenburg Gate. The fall of the Third Reich. With all of this rich history, Berlin is a mecca of culture and a representation of reunification. Like the rest of Germany, the city has a dark and terrible past, and is still working to rebuild … Continue reading Ich Bin Ein Berliner?
If you ever watched the old “How It’s Made” episodes on television and enjoyed watching the ever-so-satisfying assembly lines and machines put things together so precisely, then the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg would probably be your paradise. Never have I seen such a large, modern, and complex factory. The Volkswagen production plant can be most … Continue reading Volkswagen CEOs and Currywursts
It is no secret that, no matter how many people try to deny it, climate change is one of the biggest issues facing our planet today. The reality is that the Earth’s population is growing and depleting resources at a rate greater than that which the planet can support. It is time that every country, … Continue reading Let’s Talk Trash
I suppose it is somewhat poetic (or ironic) to say that I spent my weekend traveling through some of the most beautiful cities in the world while sitting around a pile of some drunk soccer fan’s throw up. This past weekend, several of us took a group trip to Hamburg, as the major German port … Continue reading Hamburg – Horrors and Hamburgers
It’s odd how quickly time passes when traveling. It seems as though I just flew in yesterday, but it has already almost been an entire week. The first week of our study abroad program has been relatively light when it comes to coursework. Much like “syllabus-week” in a typical college semester, the first week of … Continue reading Ich Spreche Ein Bisschen Deutsch – Maiwoche and More
"Sprechen sie Englisch?” I repeated the phrase over and over in my mind as I exited the airplane cabin, stepping for the first time into Amsterdam. I told myself that I had to remember to ask any Dutch or German person I met the question – “Do you speak English?”. As I began to travel … Continue reading Jet-Lag, Germany, and Great People
Kaitlyn O'Malley is a University of Florida student studying abroad during Summer 2018 in Osnabrück, Germany. To learn more about Kaitlyn's program, click here: UF in Osnabrück - Sustainability and Innovation in Engineering and Planning. What is your year and academic concentration? I just finished my first year at the University of Florida, and am currently … Continue reading Katie: Summer in Osnabrück