European Capitals Tour: Vienna, Budapest and Krakow

Last week, me and 18 other students took a “vacation” from Berlin. The trip was an optional program offered and planned by IES. We were there with two of the IES staff.

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A University Lecture and a Church Service

Yesterday I was torn between doing the Potsdam day trip with IES and attending a lecture at Humboldt Universität, the university where I’m taking my German intensive course and am technically enrolled at. The Humboldt lecture won, because I would have had to get up early on a Saturday morning for Potsdam.

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My Berlin life: Settling into a routine

I’ve been in Berlin for just over a week, and I’m almost finished with my first week of German intensive courses! The “real” classes won’t begin until October, and until then we have three weeks of intensive German lessons and more orientation stuff most afternoons. Here’s what a typical day looks like for me at this point.

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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever: Seeing Berlin from Above

Sightseeing from Above

While my first thought this weekend was to go to a museum this weekend, I decided to take advantage of the blue skies and visit Berlin’s two tallest towers, the Fernsehturm (TV Tower) and Siegessäule.

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