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MEXICO CHALLENGE Day 2 (The Universal Language)

Today was simply amazing. After classes today, our host-nietos were hanging out at the house again and we talked with them over lunch about pets and siblings (there are three of them and they look so much alike… just slightly different ages). After la comida, we played a rather intense game of Jenga before I […]


I think the best way to update these is the day after everything happens. So Day One went pretty well.  I kind of failed at going to a Cultural site for an hour because I ended up waiting for my laundry for two and a half hours (I needed clean pants!). I did, however, visit […]

Picture time!

Ok, this is for real. I’m actually posting pictures this time. I’ve got a lot to share, so bear with me. We’ll start with Peru! all of girls in our groups on the tour of the mud city, Chan Chan.


Hey everyone! When I woke up yesterday and spent a good two hours online before class, I had no idea there would be an upcoming challenge presented to us later that night.  At our ISS meeting last night, Dr. Bertsche, along with the other professors, expressed a concern that we were becoming too comfortable in […]

Language Days

I’ve noticed in my own development of the German language that there are good days and there are bad days.

Things I Have Noticed

This is going to be a blog of observations I’ve made while in Germany.

German Products

So. Naturally after being here awhile, one tends to run out of the essentials such as shampoo and toothpaste. My take so far on the differences… interesting. Honestly, just about whatever we have in the states, can be found here in Germany. However, trying to get the full experience, I decided to buy the actual […]

¡Bienvenido a México!

We finally made it to Mexico, marking the last few weeks of our trip here in Latin America. I am already really excited to get back to the U.S. because I miss home and the people I love, but at the same time I am still enjoying my time here, so I think I’m in […]

A Post of Random

So, I wrote down in my notebook awhile ago about an instance that I thought was funny. Upon re-reading it, I’ve decided to share it with all of you. Germans are orderly people. That is simply how it is. Germans aren’t an (as I have come to know them) abruptly outspoken group of people. They […]

I fought the law and the law one…and got 15 Euros out of me

It’s official, I broke German law — and like pretty much everyone — had no idea what I did wrong. You know how the officer always approaches you and asks “Do you know why I stopped you?” And then you’re always like “No idea…” and then it turns out to be something completely ridiculous?? I.E. […]