Ticking the right boxes – What you need to know about the election this Sunday

 

When walking through town during the past months one could not escape a number of more or less familiar faces looking at you from their posters – whether they are smiling endearingly or grinning maliciously depends on your point of view. This Sunday it is election time! German citizens over 18 years have the chance to decide who will gain a seat in the Bundestag and whether chancellor Angela Merkel will enter a fourth term or another candidate will take over. The German voting system is quite complex and due to the arise of highly debated issues such as the refugee question this election is bound to be an especially interesting one – here’s some more information so you know what’s going on!

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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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