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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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

My First Flohmarkt on the Other Side of Stall

Once I saw the announcement about the forthcoming 15. Student-Flea market on Studierendenwerk Freiburg’s Facebook page, I knew I had to be there! Because come on, who doesn’t like flea markets!? Walking around the stalls with anticipation of coming across the most interesting, unusual and sometimes nostalgic things, plus for a very affordable price! What can one ask for more? Nothing, right? Well, no. You can ask for more, just keep on reading…By the way, if you haven’t realized, I am a fan of flea markets and second hand shops. Being the new owner of a previously loved item has its own charm and satisfaction (oh so many cute dresses!) Weiterlesen

Upcycling – Energiesparwettbewerb April

Wie bereits angekündigt stand der Monat April bei den Energiesparern unter dem Motto Upcycling. Doch wobei handelt es sich hierbei eigentlich?

Upcycling setzt sich aus den Worten „up“ und „recycling“ zusammen. Folglich handelt es sich hierbei um die Aufwertung und Wiederverwendung von Abfallprodukten oder scheinbar nutzlosen Produkten. So viel zur Theorie, doch was haben sich die Wohnheime dazu ausgedacht?

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