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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Night Taxi for Women’s Safety

Let’s say you went out on a weekend to party. You had fun then the party is over. It is time to go home. Yet you live a little bit outskirts of Freiburg, you do not feel like cycling back or you simply do not feel safe for any reason or do not feel like going home by public transportation. Then there is an alternative you can prefer. Keep reading to find out what it is! Weiterlesen

„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

Is it Santa? Is it Father Christmas? No, It is Saint Nikolaus!

It is the season of the abundance for old, white-bearded men dressed in red outfits. But who is who? It is a bit confusing if you are unfamiliar with these traditions. On every 6th of December in Germany, children (they are the ones who receive gifts) celebrate the Nikolaus Day. So, Nikolaus arrives before Father Christmas. If you have ever wondered who is St. Nikolaus and what some traditions are related to this day, wonder no more! 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

Stimmen aus dem Stadion: Eindrücke vom Erstsemestertag

Am Freitag, den 13.10.2017 fand im Schwarzwald-Stadion Freiburg der alljährliche Erstsemestertag statt. Neben der Begrüßungsrede von Rektor Prof. Dr. Hans-Jochen Schiewer und einigen anderen Bühnenpräsentationen gab es viele ander Dinge aufzunehmen und zu entdecken. So präsentierten sich auf dem Markt der Möglichkeiten eine Vielzahl von Studierendengruppen und andere zentrale Einrichtungen. Erstis und alle anderen Interessierten hatten dort die Gelegenheit, sich über deren Angebote zu informieren.

Auch wir waren vor Ort und haben die Besucher und Besucherinnen gefragt, wie sie den Erstsemestertag erlebt haben:

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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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Back to School Guide: How to Say “Goodbye” to Summer and Get Back to School (with Motivation)

Although it is still warm, the days have started to get shorter. The sun sets remarkably earlier which means it is almost time to shake off the holiday mood and welcome a new semester. But how can we do it without feeling depressed or lacking motivation? Here are some tips and suggestions to start off your semester with vivacity. Weiterlesen