An Attempt to Plan Your Planner: Bullet Journaling

When we are already two months into 2018 is it too late to talk about new year’s resolutions? Let’s assume it is never too late to do something beneficial for yourself, shall we? One of my resolutions was to become more organized and actually stick to my organized self. With this goal on mind, I have bought a new agenda at the beginning of every year for some years now. However, I could only use these yearly agendas for a week – at most! Then I came across with a craze called bullet journaling. Weiterlesen

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„Die Post sortiert der Hausmeister“ – Ein Einblick in das Studentenhaus Falkenbergerstraße

In einer WG, alleine, zur Untermiete oder noch daheim – während des Studiums kann man unter vielen Dächern ein Zuhause finden. Speziell für Studierende gibt es aber auch noch die Möglichkeit, sich für einen begehrten Platz in einem Studentenwohnheim zu bewerben. Eines davon in Freiburg ist das „Studentenhaus Falkenbergerstraße“ im Stadtteil „Mooswald“. Weiterlesen

The Fifth Season of Germany? Yes, There is One.

You may think you know about the seasons – there are four of them, right? But here in Germany it is five! Call it Karneval, Fasching or Fastnacht; yet it is upon us. It is officially carnival season. The starting date is 11th of 11th month 11:11 am on St Martin’s day and it has been that way since 19th century. However there are sources that say this has been happening since the year 354 influenced by some Pagan festivities. Yes, you didn’t read it wrong – 354! So what happens in this season and what is it about? Weiterlesen

What Is Culture Shock? How Can You Deal with It?

As the new semester begins, many international students are arriving in Freiburg. Although it is a beautiful place that welcomes students from all around the world sometimes it may feel strange to be away from home –both physically and mentally.

This post will explain what culture shock is and will give tips about how to deal with it. First of all we should remember that culture shock is not an “diagnose”; it does not mean we can’t fit into a place. On contrary, it is a normal and common process; as an international student myself I can relate to this as well.

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10 Books That are Set in Black Forest Region

If you can’t get enough of the nature’s beauty around here from your hikes, camping trips or casual walks how about READING books that are set around Freiburg and generally Black Forest?! As a literature student this sounds more than intriguing to me so I made a list for you! Read to your heart’s content, recommend it to your friends who are curious about what kind of place you live around.

Since Black Forest itself is a sublimely beautiful place that is subject to many legends and mysteries expect lots of Gothic fiction, Thriller and Adventure books in this list! If you have any recommendations please don’t forget to leave them on comments! Here we go Weiterlesen

March for Science – Freiburg

It is 2017 yet we are discussing whether subjective opinions or vague claims can be replaceable with scientifically proven facts. But here we are, faced with a fairly new term: alternative facts. The term has entered our lives in January 2017 with the inauguration of Donald Trump and at the beginning it referred to the „exaggerated“ and false claim of numbers regarding the people who attended the inauguration ceremony. However, within a short span of time the term has spread and caused big discussions. Weiterlesen

The Japanese Garden at the Seepark

While Seepark itself is a delightful place in all seasons whether for a walk or a picnic, did you know that there is a Japanese Garden inside the Seepark? If you did not, well now you do! I have been there a couple of times in autumn and winter but since the weather has been so warm and pleasant I thought it was time to see the Japanese Garden in spring – hopefully all green and in full bloom. Weiterlesen

Gemeinsam leben – Das Sozialprojekt Längenloh

Wie Geflüchtete in Deutschland untergebracht werden sollten wurde dieses Jahr wie kein zweites Thema intensiv in der Öffentlichkeit diskutiert. Das Studierendenwerk Freiburg und die Stadt Freiburg stellen in dieser Frage ihre Lösung vor. In der Wohnanlage “Längenloh” sind Studierende und Geflüchtete gemeinsam in einem Wohnheim untergebracht. Rund 150 Geflüchtete und 72 Studenten bezogen im Oktober 2016 die Anlage in Zähringen. 25 Studenten verpflichteten sich mindestens zwei Stunden pro Woche ehrenamtlich in der Betreuung der Geflüchteten mitzuarbeiten.

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