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study-in-germany-for-free-international-students

  Studying in Germany for free Studying in Germany for free? Nope. As stated in most regional newspapers in the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Higher education now comes at a fee. But only for non-Europeans/ international students. Racism? Could be. Are they allowed to do so? Most probably. And the 1.500 Euros per semester may be due as of next year, 2017.     My apologies International students: Americans & Brits. With an average annual college tuition in the U.S. of around 36,000 dollars per year; And with an annual average of 12,000 pounds per year in the UK for tuition, I am feelingRead More →

summer-things-to-do-in-germany

12 Summer survival tips: Things to do in Germany Geographically speaking, Germany should have the same climate as mid-Canada. Meteorologically speaking, Germany is much like the Midwest/ Mid-plains USA, regarding temperature and precipitation. So everybody has a tornado hide-out? Nope. So let’s just turn our Air conditioner up a notch, buy mosquito repellent and go to the local Italian ice cream shop. Lemonade stands? Good luck. Summer survival tips for Germany.     1. Order An Extra Side Of Ice Cubes If you don’t order it, it’s not standard. Ice cubes in your drinks. If you are an American in Germany, you get used toRead More →

grocery-shopping-in-germany

Grocery shopping in Germany Assuming you are on a trip to Germany and want to bring back some treats for your family and friends, it is not always easy to find the right product for the right dime. Don’t pay more than you have to in tourist stores, don’t forget to bring your own bags and it is always fly to have the exact amount of cash for your purchase. How to grocery shop like a boss in Germany.     1. Stores names Yes there is a store called Penny. No it’s not like the Dollar Store, and no not everything is for aRead More →

Allerweltsgesicht-wierd-german-words

5 clues that you have an Allerweltsgesicht Now let’s forget about the pronunciation on this one and cut to the chase. I usually try to write non-personal blog posts, but after a few encounters of people calling my face an “everybody’s face”… I just had to get my experiences out into the world. It took me awhile to figure out that my face is considered an “Allerweltsgesicht”…. Which is a face that has no unique characteristics. So now that, that’s taken care of: Here are 5 ways to tell if you have an Allerweltsgesicht.   1. Strangers claim to recognize you Of all my encountersRead More →

Germany-myths-debunked

  Debunked! 3 Myths and Misconceptions about Germany The Berlin Wall still exists, Are the Germans proud to be Germans and Beer, German Beer. Three misconceptions about Germans and Germany debunked.     1.The Berlin wall no longer exists Just smack yourself in the face already. If you didn’t pay attention in Social Studies during European History and such, then, just… please. I couldn’t believe it myself as a good German friend of ours had to explain the wheres, whats and hows of the Berlin wall to a fellow Americanite. Try this: open a new browser in google. Please start typing: “Does the Berlin Wall…”Read More →