Master of the Universe, or saying goodbye to student life forever

You’ll probably notice I haven’t blogged in a while, and as bad as I feel about not sharing fun travel stories and photos with you, it was for a very good reason, which was…

I was writing my master thesis!

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Stadtrallye – a different kind of new-student orientation

One of the most memorable university orientation events was the Stadtrallye. It turns out “rally” has a completely different meaning in German than in English, and rather than a pep assembly or political demonstration, this was more of a scavenger hunt/team challenge.

The challenges mostly involved a lot of alcohol.
The challenges mostly involved a lot of alcohol.

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University Park in Winter

I was cycling back from the university the other day and noticed that the university park pond, which in warm weather has ducks swimming in it, had frozen over. I happened to have my camera with me, so I took some photos of the eerie landscape. This winter day in Denmark was equal parts beautiful, haunting and dreary. Most days it’s just dreary.

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Erasmus Mundus: A Whole New Adventure

My senior year of undergrad, I was looking for all sorts of ways to go back to Europe. I applied for a Fulbright in Germany and Austria, a DAAD study scholarship, and a couple of journalism fellowships. I didn’t receive any of them, so I started applying for journalism jobs. But since I wasn’t ready to relocate outside of Washington, my options were pretty limited, and I dunno if you’ve heard but journalism isn’t exactly a growing field.

Comm majors getting ready for graduation! I'm third from the right.
Comm majors getting ready for graduation! I’m third from the right.

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