Easter is a major holiday in Germany as well as neighboring German-speaking countries. As the days are getting warmer and longer; one cannot help but realize yellow daffodils, crocuses and clay bunnies decorating households –even streets and shopping malls. Easter is not only an important religious holiday but also a family holiday and thus celebrated accordingly. It is mainly to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. After a cold and long winter, Easter heralds the coming of much-anticipated spring. There is a range of Easter customs and traditions that have spread to other parts of the world as well. Read this post to learn more all about Easter in Germany! Weiterlesen
The first semester is already behind us and the exams are over. But everyone knows that being a university student is a tough work. On the one hand, there are presentations, exams, and usual uni workload; on the other, there we are, trying to maintain a social life, work at a part-time job and taking care of ourselves. It might be hard to find a sense of balance among these pressing responsibilities. However, yoga is one way that can help you manage the stress that results from having a lot of obligations. So why exactly is yoga good for students? Weiterlesen
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
It feels like yesterday since I wrote a post on “tips for going back to Uni with motivation” a couple of months ago at the beginning of the semester! Now, it is time to be tested for a semester worth of knowledge. I know everybody has already been studying –I know because it is impossible to find a seat in the UB before 7 p.m. Still, here are some final reminders and tips on what to do and what NOT to do when preparing for exams. Weiterlesen
You are learning German and you like to watch movies. Why not combine them? Learn German while watching movies! Sounds like a good idea, doesn’t it? Here is a list of 10 great German movies you can begin your listening practice with as well as some tips on improving your German via movies. Weiterlesen
You have visited same pubs over and over again, walked along Dreisam and been to hiking quite often. Well, maybe it is time to do something different in your next free time –whether on your own or with friends, you should definitely visit Mundenhof Animal and Nature Park. I bet you didn’t even know that the biggest animal park in Baden-Württemberg is so close to you (I did not)! Weiterlesen
If you still haven’t visited the beautiful and dreamy Revannaschlucht Christmas market, the remaining weekends of this month are your last chance to do so! The market will be open on 15,16,17th and 22,23th December. But what is so special about it and how to get there? Keep reading! Weiterlesen
The winter is upon us and indoor activities have surely become more attractive. So if you don’t know what to do this weekend you shouldn’t miss the Greenmotions Film Festival in Kommunales Kino in Freiburg! Weiterlesen
Herbstzeit ist Kürbiszeit! Nicht nur ist das saisonale Gemüse supergünstig, sondern auch noch wahnsinnig lecker und als Zutat vielseitig einsetzbar. Wie man schnell und schmackhaft etwas aus dem Kürbis zaubern kann, zeigen wir euch hier. Denn wir haben vier Kürbisrezepte für euch zusammengestellt, die euch in der bunten Herbstzeit inspirieren sollen.
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.